About Us

The Compton Community College District encompasses an area of about 29 square miles, making educational services available to nearly 300,000 residents of Compton, Lynwood, Paramount and Willowbrook, as well as portions of Athens, Bellflower, Carson, Downey, Dominguez, Lakewood, Long Beach and South Gate. Today, about 290 full and part-time faculty teach 43 degree programs and 47 certificate programs.

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Compton College is a welcoming and inclusive community where diverse students are supported to pursue and attain student success.

Compton College provides solutions to challenges, utilizes the latest techniques for preparing the workforce and provides clear pathways for completion of programs of study, transition to a university, and securing living-wage employment.

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Compton College will be the leading institution of student learning and success in higher education.

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Diversity & Equity

Compton College recognizes that equity, diversity, and inclusion in the academic environment and workplace foster cultural awareness, promote mutual understanding and respect, and provide room for personal and professional growth.

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Our History & Timeline  

From challenges faced to successes earned, Compton College has a unique history and compelling story that has helped shape the institution we are proud of.

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Our President

Keith Curry

President // CEO

As president of Compton College, I am deeply committed to making sure that all students have the opportunity and resources they need to set and achieve their goals. To do this, we take a personal approach, acknowledging the value of every single student and ensuring they have an individualized path to success.

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Leadership & Governance

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Campus Map & Directions

Need help locating or navigating Compton College? Our 83-acre campus is located 15 miles south of downtown Los Angeles.

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Compton College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 331 J Street, Suite 200, Sacramento, CA 95814, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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Master Plan

Compton College faculty, staff, and administrators have worked together to update the comprehensive master plan, utilizing our Institutional Set Goals, to align with the California Community College Chancellor's Office (CO) Vision for Success. 

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Institutional Effectiveness

The Office of Institutional Effectiveness supports the Compton College mission by facilitating data-informed decision-making and promoting a culture of evidence-based inquiry. 

Annual Reports

Fact Book

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Community Relations

The Office of Community Relations researches, designs, produces and delivers professional communications to a diverse student population, Compton College faculty and staff, the media, and elected and community leaders.

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Contact Us

Get in touch with Compton College.

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We're Here to Help! Create Your Success Story at Compton College.

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