Student Success

Apply and Register for Summer and Fall 2018


Summer 2018 Registration
Registration is in progress for Compton College's six-week and eight-week summer sessions that both begin on June 18, and another six-week session that begins on July 2. The June and July summer sessions provide a perfect opportunity for recent high school graduates to jump-start their college education. The summer sessions also provide an opportunity for University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU) students to complete a course close to home in just a few short weeks and at an affordable price.

Fall 2018 Registration
Online registration for fall 2018 began on May 29 based on a priority system. Students should check MyECC for their registration appointment date and may register on or after their appointment time.

For new students, it takes four easy steps to apply online and enroll at Compton College. Apply and register online, 24 hours per day at Fees are only $46 per unit.

Class Schedules for summer and fall are available online.

Commencement 2018: A Red Carpet Event #ComptonGrad

The 2018 Commencement Ceremony will take place at 5:30 p.m. on June 7 in the Football Stadium. As part of the festivities, students, friends and family members are invited to join the Class of 2018 at the "Red Carpet Event" during this year's Commencement Reception in the Gymnasium. A custom step-and-repeat backdrop will provide fun photo opportunities for graduates, family and friends. Attendees are invited to take photos and post them online using #ComptonGrad to be included in Compton College's social media channels.

Commencement Ceremony Information:

Commencement Keynote Speaker: Pedro Pizarro, President and CEO of Edison International


College Compton College will hold its 2018 Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, June 7 at 5:30 p.m. in the Football Stadium. The keynote speaker for the ceremony will be Pedro Pizarro, president and CEO of Edison International. This will be the first commencement ceremony at Compton College since it was officially named the 114th California Community College through a unanimous vote by the Board of Governors in June 2017.

"I am honored to be invited to give the commencement address at Compton College. Education is the most important gift we can give ourselves and our communities, and education should be available to everyone. That is why community colleges like Compton College are a vital part of our education system," said Pizarro. Read More ...

2018 Commencement Student Speaker: Faith Minor

Associate degree candidate Faith Minor is honored to be selected as the student speaker for the 2018 Commencement Ceremony at Compton College. Minor is a graduate of Downey High School's class of 2016. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA while attending Compton College and will transfer to California State University, Dominguez Hills, where she plans to major in administration of justice. She hopes to continue her studies at Loyola Law School and eventually pursue a career as a criminal attorney.

Minor is the youngest of five children in her family and she is the first of her siblings to attend college. Her commencement message will focus on prevailing through adversity. She was placed into foster care at birth and never knew anything about her birth parents. Her foster parents adopted her when she was in elementary school. "My mother is my inspiration because she completed college while raising small children, has a successful career, and continues to help children as a foster parent," says Minor. "She is my role model." Read More ...

Pinning Ceremony Scheduled for June 5

Compton College will honor students graduating with an associate of science degree in nursing at a pinning ceremony on June 5. The Nursing Pinning Ceremony is scheduled to take place at 6 p.m. in the Compton College gymnasium with a reception immediately following in the foyer.

Annual Academic Awards Tea Honors Student-Scholars

Compton College held its annual Academic Awards Tea on May 20 and recognized the academic achievements of 59 honor students, three Presidential Scholars, and 41 scholarship recipients. Scholarships awarded to the students totaled $31,600.

The 2018 Presidential Scholars are Cynthia Avelino, Michelle Christy, and Cynthia Mendoza. Presidential Scholars represent students who have shown academic strength, singular focus and the desire to reach their highest potential, while overcoming obstacles in the pursuit of their dreams. The Presidential Scholar program recognizes outstanding students who are graduating with a 3.7 grade point average or higher.

Read the full list of honor students and scholarship recipients here. Read More...

Student-Athletes Honored with 2018 Tartar Athletics Awards

On May 17, 17 student-athletes and two teams were honored for their achievements during the 2017-18 academic year at the annual Tartar Athletic Awards banquet. Sophomores Riah Nunley and Gregory Filer III took top honors and Marilyn Vaughn, accounting technician, received the special recognition award.

Full story and list of honorees here.

Lynwood Unified Signs Compton College Promise Partnership Agreement

To make college education more accessible and affordable, Compton College signed the "Lynwood Promise" agreement with the Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD) on May 10, 2018, to provide guaranteed admissions and one year of paid enrollment fees to Compton College for all LUSD graduates beginning in fall 2019.

"This partnership is a great opportunity for all of our students who seek to further their education," Lynwood Board of Education President Alfonso Morales said. "As a District, we believe in providing every pathway to encourage academic success."

This agreement is the most recent in the Compton Community College District's quest to invest public resources to meet the needs of the communities it serves. "We would like to thank Lynwood Unified for their commitment to this partnership and investment in their students," said Nicole J. Jones, Compton Community College District Board of Trustees president. "The Compton College Promise is designed specifically to attract high school students to college, break down barriers to their success and put them on an educational path leading to college degrees, good-paying careers, and being productive members in our communities."

Read More....

Tartar Success: Student Leadership Conference Photo Gallery

Take a look at this photo slideshow from the recent Tartar Success Student Leadership Conference: Leadership in Action! The Tartar Success Student Leadership Conference was designed to motivate and inspire students by teaching them strategies to develop their roles as leaders at Compton College and in their communities. Photo Gallery:

Student Success Profile: Jovanny Orozco

San Pedro resident, Jovanny Orozco graduated from Narbonne High School in 2016 and is currently attending Compton College. He is a business administration major who is considering transferring to California State University, Los Angeles or California State University, Fullerton after he graduates from Compton College with an associate degree in fall 2018.

His future career plans include working for a large company in a position where he can apply the business administration practices he is learning in college. Eventually, he would like to have his own business. "Getting experience while working for a large company would help me learn a lot of the behind-the-scenes operations and processes that goes into running a business." Read More...

District News

Compton Community College District Board Meeting Scheduled for June 19

The next meeting of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday, June 19 at 5 p.m. in the Board Room.

All regular session Board meetings are open to the public. Closed session begins at 4 p.m. The Board Agenda is posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting. Agendas are posted on the BoardDocs website under the "Meetings" tab at:

Community Forum Scheduled for July 14

The Compton Community College District (CCCD) will host a Community Forum from 9-11 a.m. on July 14 for all residents within the CCCD. The Community Forum will take place in the Compton College Student Lounge, located at 1111 E. Artesia Boulevard, Compton, CA 90221. At the forum, the CCCD Board of Trustees will provide updates on accreditation, facilities, academic affairs, the Compton College Promise program, and Career and Technical Education. There will also be a Q&A session and a Compton College Resource Fair including information about financial aid. Free parking will be available in Lot F off of Greenleaf Boulevard.

Other News

Compton College Names 2018 Distinguished Faculty and Staff

Compton College recently announced its honorees for the 2018 Distinguished Faculty and Staff awards at the Annual Faculty and Staff Appreciation Breakfast, an event designed to thank all members of the campus community for their commitment to Compton College and its educational mission. Paul Flor, Academic Senate president and political science professor; Elizabeth Walker, adjunct English and political science instructor; and Pamela Wilkerson, human resources representative, were recognized for their dedication to students, Compton College, and colleagues. Read More...

2016-17 Annual Fact Book Published

Each year, Compton College publishes an Annual Fact Book. First produced in 2008 by the Office of Institutional Research, this year's Fact Book includes information about student and enrollment trends, special programs, success and retention rates, and student outcomes such as persistence, graduation and transfer trends. 2017 year-end highlights include:

  • In 2016-17, 447 degrees and 127 certificates were awarded to Compton College students. This exceeds the institution-set standards for degrees and certificates. Compared to five years earlier, there has been a 50 percent increase in the number of degrees and certificates awarded at Compton College.
  • During the same academic year, 615 Compton College students transferred to a four-year university, which is higher than the institution-set standard of 278.
  • The success rate in 2016-17 was 68 percent, which is above the institution-set standard of 58 percent. The retention rate in 2016-17 was 82 percent.
  • Related to persistence rates, the fall 2016 cohort of first-time, full-time students exhibit consistently higher persistence rates than the fall cohorts, including students of all enrollment types.

For the complete 2016-17 Annual Fact Book, click here.

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Campus Calendar

June 1 Transfer Admit Celebration
June 5 Nursing Pinning Ceremony
June 7 2018 Commencement Ceremony
June 8 Spring Semester Ends
June 18 First Six-Week and Eight-Week Summer Sessions Begin
June 21 Last Day to Drop and be Eligible for a Refund (first two summer sessions)
ASB Awards Banquet
June 29 Child Development Graduation
July 2 Second Six-Week Summer Session Begins
July 4 Independence Day (Campus Closed)
July 9 Last Day to Drop and be Eligible for a Refund (2nd summer session)
August 9 Second Six-Week Summer Session Ends