East Los Angeles College

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
Tel: (323)265-8650
36,012 students
Public institution
EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE has an international, multicultural student body that complements the 14 communities comprising its primary service area. The campus is convenient to more than 1.5 million homes—and that it is the best educational value in the community. But once students start attending classes, ELAC’s professors become the primary reason they return semester after semester to complete their education. East Los Angeles College empowers students to achieve their educational goals, to expand their individual potential, and to successfully pursue their aspirations for a better future for themselves, their community and the world.
School Highlights
East Los Angeles College serves 36,012 students (21% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 97% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
East Los Angeles College is one of 56 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Pinnacle College (2.90 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 494 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College East Los Angeles College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 494 staff
62 staff
East Los Angeles College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 36,012 has grown by 26% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 36,012 students 1,371 students
East Los Angeles College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 7,739 students
779 students
East Los Angeles College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 28,273 students
1,083 students
East Los Angeles College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
East Los Angeles College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
17%
5%
East Los Angeles College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
65%
20%
East Los Angeles College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
2%
15%
East Los Angeles College Black (2006-2014)
% White
3%
49%
East Los Angeles College White (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
8%
6%
East Los Angeles College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
4%
1%
East Los Angeles College Non Resident (2006-2014)
East Los Angeles College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.55 0.70
East Los Angeles College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,220 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,810 is less than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,220 $5,664
East Los Angeles College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,810 $10,360
East Los Angeles College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
90%
East Los Angeles College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • East Los Angeles College has an international, multicultural student body that complements the 14 communities comprising its primary service area. The college offers both academic transfer courses which prepare students for admission to four-year colleges and universities and occupational programs which prepare students for careers in two years or less. Many of the students who transfer from East Los Angeles College to a four-year university move on to nearby California State University, Los Angeles, or to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The college is located in the suburban community of Monterey Park, California, ten miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Facilities include an Instructional Center; Bookstore; Cafeteria; Library; 20,000 seat sports stadium; 2,000 seat auditorium; and a 1,500 seat indoor swim stadium. East Los Angeles College was established in 1945 and was first located on the Garfield High School campus. In 1948, the college moved to its present 82 acre site on Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park, a suburb located six miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center. ELAC is one of the nine public community colleges within the Los Angeles Community College District. East Los Angeles College is committed to offering students an excellent education at the lowest possible cost. Assistance in the forms of grants, fee waivers, scholarships, loans and employment are provided by a variety of federal, state, and private sources. East Los Angeles College established the South Gate Educational Center in 1997 to better serve a growing student population that lives in the southern part of the college's service district. A wide variety of career and academic courses is offered and many students have successfully transitioned to universities and productive careers from the Center.

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Did You Know?
For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,826 per year for in-state students and $6,443 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,655 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Keck Graduate Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.