Student Success

Winter & Spring 2018 Registration in Progress!

Winter and Spring 2018 are almost here! Compton College's winter term begins January 4 and the spring semester begins February 10. Winter registration is ongoing through January 3 and Spring registration continues through February 9. Students should check MyECC for registration appointment information.

Winter term provides a great opportunity for students to get ahead in their educational plan and complete up to seven units in five weeks! The winter term is perfect for helping students graduate sooner, improve a GPA, repeat an essential course, and lighten the course load for spring, as well as satisfy any prerequisites. Classes are available in anatomy, air conditioning and refrigeration, automotive collision repair, chemistry, biology, child development, cosmetology, geography, history, nursing, physics, political science, Spanish, and more. Basic skills courses are also available including math, English, and human development.

All students are encouraged to register immediately for the best class selection. Students may register online at by clicking on MyECC. Although campus will be closed for winter recess December 22 through January 2, online registration is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

The schedule of classes, in both digital and searchable formats, is available on the Web at

Financial aid and scholarships are available to help students pay for college. For more information about grants and scholarships, and to receive assistance with the application process, contact the Financial Aid Office, Room E-17, at 310-900-1600, Ext. 2935.

Compton Promise Partnership: Free Classes at Compton College for Compton Unified School District Graduates

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To make college education more accessible and affordable, Compton College signed the "Compton Promise" agreement with the Compton Unified School District (CUSD) on October 11, to provide guaranteed admissions and one year of free tuition to Compton College for all CUSD graduates.

"Over the years, the Compton Unified School District and Compton College have collaborated and maintained a rewarding partnership that supports student success," said Keith Curry, president of Compton College. "The establishment of an Early College High School in 2015 is one of the highlights of this partnership. It is now the perfect time to expand the Compton Promise by offering access to higher education for even more students." Read More...

Compton College Sets Path to UCLA for Former Foster Youth

Compton College Sets Path to UCLA for Former Foster Youth

Statistics show that young men of color are less likely to enroll in and graduate from college than their peers of other ethnic origins. In fact, only 7 percent of black men in the U.S. earn an associate degree, and 17 percent have a bachelor's degree. Compton College alumni and political science major Dayshawn J. Louden aims to help improve those statistics through leading by example.

Louden is a former foster youth from Carson, California, who was in the inaugural graduating class of New Millennium Secondary School in 2012. He graduated with an associate degree from Compton College in June 2017. He is now studying at the University of California, Los Angeles as the recipient of a Chancellor's Blue and Gold Scholarship, which covers his next two years of university expenses. Read More...

Associated Student Body Officers Gain Leadership and Government Experience

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Compton College students elect their Associated Student Body (ASB) Officers annually and the college is pleased to introduce the ASB officers for the 2017-18 academic year. Through weekly meetings that are open to all students, the elected officers coordinate student activities, determine how ASB funds will be allocated, and represent student views on important Compton College issues.

In conjunction with the Office of Student Life, several special programs are sponsored annually by the ASB including Black History Month, Latino Heritage Month, Women's History Month, Cesar Chavez Day observance, a new Asian and Pacific Islanders Awareness Week, Academic Awards Tea, and the ASB Awards Banquet. Read More...

Compton College Helps Students Succeed Despite Obstacles

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Sometimes people lose their way in life and need an opportunity to rebuild. Compton College is working to fulfill that need by offering opportunities and resources for students of all ages to get a quality education, especially those from underserved populations.

Compton resident and father to two young boys, Ramiro Moreno never really thought about going to college. Through a referral, he attended an information session at Compton College and enrolled in fall 2016. Moreno is from a family of eleven and only one sibling graduated from college. He says he will be the second. He originally dropped out of high school, but eventually earned his diploma from Cesar Chavez Continuation High School. Read More...

Molina Health Center: Affordable, Vital Health Care for Students

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The Molina Health Center opened on campus in March 2017 and provides affordable, quality health care services to all students currently enrolled at Compton College. Students pay only $19 per semester for health services as part of their registration fees. This nominal and mandatory health care fee provides access to physicals, treatments for colds, flu and ear infections, family planning, health education and more. Students may visit the Molina Health Center as often as necessary to take care of their health care needs. Read More...

Accreditation News

Quality Focus Essay Special Report Submitted to ACCJC

On June 7, 2017, the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) notified Compton College that a Quality Focus Essay Special Report was required to be submitted by March 15, 2018. On November 20, the El Camino College Board of Trustees accepted the Compton College Quality Focus Essay Special Report and on November 29, the report was submitted to the ACCJC.

In the past month, we have worked on the implementation of the items cited in the "Future Plans" section of the Self-Evaluation Report. We are finalizing the timeline for implementing the recommendations for improvement cited in the External Evaluation Report.

We have prepared a timeline for completion of the next and final step, which includes El Camino Community College District and the Compton Community College District submitting a substantive change proposal to ACCJC requesting the Compton District assume authority over Compton College. Our goal is to submit the substantive change proposal to ACCJC by August 1, 2018.

Thank you everyone involved in the preparation of the Compton College Quality Focus Essay Special Report.

District News

Board of Trustees Vice President Deborah LeBlanc Honored

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At the Nov. 21 Compton Community College District (CCCD) Board of Trustees meeting, the African American Community College Trustees along with the Community College League of California and the Legislative Black Caucus for the State of California honored CCCD Board of Trustees Vice President Deborah LeBlanc for her service to the California Community College system through her leadership in the African American Community College Trustee Caucus and as a member of the Compton Community College District Board of Trustees. Dr. LeBlanc is professor of public administration at National University in Los Angeles where she has taught for more than 20 years. View her bio here.

CCCD Establishes Partnership with Charles R. Drew University

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On Nov. 29, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science held a Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony to mark the beginning of an exciting partnership with the Compton Community College District. To increase access to quality medical education for traditionally underserved populations in the greater Los Angeles area, this partnership is being established for the following reasons:

  • To create a transfer pathway for Compton College students to complete their undergraduate education at Charles R. Drew University.
  • To provide a framework for student exchange, and collaboration among faculty and staff of both Charles R. Drew University and Compton College.
  • To share resources and exchange information related to developments in teaching, student success, institutional management, and research activities.
  • And, to have a platform for the exploration and promotion of other intellectual and academic activities and ventures of mutual interest to both institutions.

"It is our hope that this partnership will help us leverage the talents and resources of both institutions as a way to help transform the economic, cultural and social environment for the communities we serve," said Keith Curry, CEO of the Compton Community College District, during his welcome address at the ceremony. Read more...

Other News

Faculty and Staff Holiday Celebration December 14

The Compton Community College District will host a special event on Dec. 14 to celebrate the holiday season. The celebration will take place at 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Student Lounge. Faculty and staff are requested to bring two non-perishable food items to be donated to the Tartar Food Pantry. For those who are unable to attend, food donations will be accepted in the EOPS/CARE Office, Room U-6, until 1:00 p.m. on Dec. 14.

90th Anniversary Celebration: Upcoming Events

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As part of its 90th Anniversary celebration, Compton College held a tribute to the Tartar statue on Nov. 7. Four new bronze plaques telling the story of the Tartar statue and its artist were created and attached to the base of the statue.

A new exhibit in the Library-Student Success Center Gallery has opened highlighting the early years of Compton College (1927-1941). The 90th Anniversary Exhibit will feature early images of the Tartar logos and student artwork in the elegant yearbooks of that era. There will also be photos, early editions of the Tartar Shield and Dar-U-Gar, a video presentation from the 1936 Olympics featuring two Compton Gold Medalists: Cornelius Johnson (high jump) and Ken Carpenter (discus). Once the exhibit premieres, the Gallery will be open several hours each week and also by appointment.

On Nov. 30, Compton College hosted a very special performance of "Yuri and Malcolm X" by Tim Toyoma and directed by Darrell Kunitomi. The story is an adaptation of a radio play by D. Hideo Maruyama depicting the life of 1941 Compton College graduate Yuri Kochiyama and her friendship with Malcolm X. Thank you to the 90th Anniversary Committee for organizing a calendar of 90th Anniversary events that will occur throughout the 2017-18 academic year. If you are interested in serving on the 90th Anniversary Planning Committee or in lending a hand with events, please contact Toni Wasserberger, 90th Anniversary Committee Chair at

Institutional Research Office Hours

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The Office of Institutional Research now has Office Hours on the second Tuesday and Wednesday of each month at Compton College. This is a perfect opportunity for faculty and staff to get help with any research projects or data needs you may have. Please stop by the new office in Tartar Village, Room-27A for more information.

It's Now Easier to Get to Compton College

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To ease transportation and parking issues that may affect student enrollment during the 2017-18 academic year, Compton College launched a series of strategies in the fall 2017 semester to help relieve transportation and parking challenges for students, faculty, staff, and the community: Read More...

Campus Calendar

December 5 Spring 2018 online registration begins
December 15 Fall Semester Ends
December 18 Winter 2018 fee payment deadline for those who register 11/21 – 12/18
December 22-January 1 Winter Break
January 2 First day to apply for graduation and certificates (Spring 2018)
January 3 Winter 2018 online registration ends
January 4 Winter 2018 term begins
January 8 Spring 2018 fee payment deadline for those who register 12/5 – 1/8
January 9 Last day to add classes
February 6 Second spring 2018 fee payment deadline for those who register – 1/9 – 2/6
February 9 Winter term ends