El Camino College

Coordinates: 33°53′09″N 118°19′50″W / 33.885881°N 118.330457°W / 33.885881; -118.330457

El Camino College
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TypePublic Community College
PresidentDr. Dena Maloney[1]
Location, ,
United States
CampusUrban- 26 acres (11 ha)
ColorsBlue and Gray
WebsiteOfficial website
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El Camino College (Elco or ECC) is a two-year public community college located in the unincorporated area of Los Angeles County known as Alondra Park.[3][4] It consists of 37 buildings spanning an area of roughly 26 acres (11 ha). It is one of two community colleges serving Southern California's South Bay area.

The El Camino Community College District was officially established as of July 1, 1947. As of 2019 the college served approximately 23,000 students within the El Camino Community College District, including the communities of Alondra Park, Carson, Del Aire, El Segundo, Gardena, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach, Inglewood, Ladera Heights, Lawndale, Lennox, Lomita, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, View Park–Windsor Hills.[5] El Camino College offers 2,500 classes in 85 programs, including vocational, undergraduate, and honors courses, many available in online and televised formats for distance education.

Student demographics

Fall Demographics of student body
Ethnic Breakdown 2018[6] 2017[7]
Hispanic and Latino American 53% 53%
Black 13% 14%
Asian American 13% 15%
White 13% 13%
Multiracial Americans 5% 4%
International students 2% Null
Unknown 0% 1%
Female 51% 51.6%
Male 49% 48.4%
Ethnicity Percentage of Student Body (Fall 2017)
African-American 14%
Asian 15%
Latino 53%
White 13%
Two or more races 4%
Other 1%
Gender Total of Student Body (Fall 2017) Percentage of Student Body (Fall 2017)
Female 12,559 51.6%
Male 11,789 48.4%

Total Students: 24,349[5][8]

Age Total Percentage
17 or younger 1,289 4.6%
18 to 19 6,293 27.1%
20 to 24 9,452 40.1%
25 to 29 3,193 12.8%
30 to 39 2,131 8.4%
40 to 49 850 3.4%
50 or older 840 3.7%
Enrollment Level Total Percentage
Full-Time 7,632 31.3%
Part-Time 16,715 68.6%

Campus media

KECC radio station

The college hosts one radio station, KECC. The first time KECC was actually on the air experimentally was Career Day, April 27, 1994. The operation lasted only four hours, from 9 am to 1 pm. On November 11, 1994, KECC signed on the air for the first time as a regularly scheduled carrier current broadcast station. At that time, the frequency used was 1620 kHz. In the fall of 2000 KECC changed frequency from 1200 kHz to 1500 kHz.


Built in 1958, Murdock Stadium hosts some of the schools athletic programs.

In media

The college campus has been used as a filming location since at least the 1970s. Visitors to the IBM pavilion at the 1964-65 World's Fair in New York City saw an Eames film that featured El Camino coach Kenneth Swearingen and the school football team.[9] Among other films shot in part at the College are:

Performing arts

El Camino College has a 2,000-seat auditorium, a 350-seat campus theatre, and the 190-seat Robert Hagg Recital Hall.[10] The Marsee Auditorium is the venue for the South Bay Ballet's annual production of The Nutcracker,[11] and is known for showcasing dance and opera companies, traveling artists, and other Broadway, film and television veterans, such as Shirley Jones[12] and Gregory Hines.[13] The Marsee Auditorium as well as the other on-campus venues also host El Camino College resident performers.

Schauerman Library

The Schauerman Library serves as the research center of the college. The library houses the El Camino College archives.

Notable alumni

Lauren Sanchez Emmy Award-nominated American news anchor, entertainment reporter, media personality, actress, producer, pilot and entrepreneur.

Notable faculty

See also


  1. ^ "Dena Maloney selected as first woman president of El Camino College". Dailybreeze.com. 2015-10-27. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  2. ^ "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". Datamart.cccco.edu. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  3. ^ "Alondra Park CDP, California Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  4. ^ "Torrance city, California Archived 2011-06-06 at the Wayback Machine." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "El Camino Community College District" (PDF). elcamino.edu. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  6. ^ "2018 USNEWS: El Camino Community College Overview".
  7. ^ "Facts and Figures of ECC" (PDF).
  8. ^ "ECC Facts and Figures" (PDF).
  9. ^ Kresal, Steve (November 22, 1994). "Swearingen's Retirement From Saddleback Is Straight, Simple". Los Angeles Times.
  10. ^ "Center for the Arts". www.elcamino.edu. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  11. ^ "Main Stage Performances 2014-2015 Season". Elcamino.edu. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  12. ^ "Main Stage Performances, 2004–2005 Season". www.elcamino.edu. Archived from the original on September 22, 2006. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  13. ^ "Special Concerts Fall 2002 Season". www.elcamino.edu. Archived from the original on September 22, 2006. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  14. ^ Biography by William Ruhlmann. "Chet Baker | Biography & History". AllMusic. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  15. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Alumni". El Camino College. Retrieved April 7, 2017.
  16. ^ "Antonio Chatman". databaseFootball.com. Archived from the original on October 17, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012.
  17. ^ a b Roy Moore (April 26, 2012). "The Beach Boys- After two decades the band reunites for their global 'Celebration' tour". The Union: El Camino College.
  18. ^ "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office > Newsroom > Notable Alumni > Flo Hyman". Californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu. Archived from the original on August 19, 2016. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  19. ^ "Full Biography for George Nakano". Smartvoter.org. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  20. ^ "California Community College Baseball Coaches Association" (PDF). Cccbca.com. Retrieved July 15, 2017.
  21. ^ a b c d "Where are they now?". The Union: El Camino College. March 7, 2012.

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