Cerro Coso Community College
Public University|Community College
About Our College
The 420-acre (1.7 km2) Indian Wells Valley Campus (IWV) is in the upper Mojave Desert near Ridgecrest, California, 160 miles (260 km) northeast of Los Angeles. It is the largest of the Cerro Coso campuses and enrolls about 28,000 students. It serves the communities of Ridgecrest, China Lake, Inyokern, and Trona. This center provides educational services to military and civilian personnel on the base.