Student Right to Know

In compliance with the Student Right-To-Know (SRTK) Act of 1990 (Public Law 101-542), it is the policy of the Kern Community College District and Cerro Coso Community College to make available its completion and transfer rates to all current and prospective students. These rates are based on a limited cohort (or group) of students which are tracked for a three-year period. The cohort is limited because it includes only students who entered Cerro Coso Community College in the Fall term as first-time, full-time students seeking a degree, certificate or transfer. Students included in the SRTK Cohort were tracked for three years to determine their academic outcomes.

A student is included in the Completion Rate if they attained a certificate or degree or became “transfer prepared” within the three-year period. Transfer-prepared is defined as having completed 60 transferable units with a GPA of 2.0 or better.

A student is included in the Transfer Rate if, within the three-year tracking period, they transferred to another postsecondary institution prior to receiving a certificate or degree or becoming "transfer-prepared".

The table below compares CC's Completion and Transfer Rates to the statewide community college average.

2018 SRTK Cohort Completion Rate Transfer Rate
CC 26.73% 7.83%
Statewide 34.75% 8.99%

These rates do not represent the completion and transfer rates of the entire student population at Cerro Coso Community College, nor do they account for student outcomes occurring after the three-year tracking period. For more information on SRTK methodology, interpretation, and rates at other community colleges, you can visit the College Chancellor's Office website at