The fundraising efforts of the Cerro Coso Community College Foundation are dedicated to assisting and supporting the College in fulfilling its role in serving the community of which it is a part. It does this by raising and distributing monies, properties and other assets for the construction of buildings, for the purchase of equipment and other outlay needs; and by using these assets for the awarding of scholarships, loans and grants to students on the basis of needs and/or merit.
Although California Community Colleges educate over 75% of all undergraduate student in the state, they receive considerably less funding per student than other institutions of higher education. It is estimated that nearly two-thirds of the students attending Cerro Coso Community College require some kind of financial assistance to help them attain their educational goals.
Cerro Coso Community College is a vital part of the success and growth of our community but the continuing California State budget crisis threatens it's ability to serve those with the greatest needs. The College must deal with drastic budget cuts while students face higher tuition costs. Cerro Coso Community College needs the support of the community to ensure our students have an opportunity to learn and achieve their goals.