Los Angeles Harbor College

Tel: (310)233-4000
10,661 students
Public institution
Los Angeles Harbor College fosters learning through comprehensive programs that meet the educational needs of the community as measured by student success, personal and institutional accountability, and integrity. The Los Angeles Harbor College Foundation, in alliance with corporations, foundations and individuals, is stepping forward to assure that the college is prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The 21st Century Learning Center will emphasize three educational priorities: Teaching Technology, Student Support Network and The 21st Century Campus.
School Highlights:
Los Angeles Harbor College serves 10,661 students (30% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Los Angeles Harbor College is one of 55 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is National Polytechnic College of Science (1.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 182 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College Los Angeles Harbor College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 182 staff
61 staff
Los Angeles Harbor College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,661 has grown by 9% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 46% over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,661 students 1,296 students
Los Angeles Harbor College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,149 students
814 students
Los Angeles Harbor College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,512 students
1,040 students
Los Angeles Harbor College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Los Angeles Harbor College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
11%
5%
Los Angeles Harbor College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
57%
21%
Los Angeles Harbor College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
12%
15%
Los Angeles Harbor College Black (2006-2013)
% White
13%
51%
Los Angeles Harbor College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Los Angeles Harbor College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Los Angeles Harbor College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Los Angeles Harbor College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Los Angeles Harbor College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Los Angeles Harbor 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. 0.63 0.68
Los Angeles Harbor College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,221 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 74% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,161 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,221 $5,660
Los Angeles Harbor College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,161 $10,250
Los Angeles Harbor College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73%
89%
Los Angeles Harbor College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Los Angeles Harbor College, a comprehensive two-year public community college providing opportunity for transfer education, occupational training and life-long learning. We are proud of being the college of choice for Harbor area residents for more than 50 years. The excellence of our faculty, staff and programs are well known because of the excellent teaching and personalized attention we provide to those who come to us seeking to improve their knowledge and skills. The college is known for its excellent faculty and transfer programs, as well as programs responding to community and business needs. Partnerships have resulted in major grants for homeland security programs, training for the Los Angeles World Airport, the Port of Los Angeles and refineries, as well as our up-dated cable television studio (HCTV). Community residents can watch our expanded television coverage on Comcast Channel 27. From its beginning in September of 1949 when the first students passed through the doors, Harbor College has grown from a technically oriented college into a comprehensive institution of higher learning with a broad spectrum of transfer, vocational, and community services programs. Today, the nearly 8,000 students that enroll each semester in credit courses reflect the diverse ethnic composition of the communities served by the college. One of nine two-year public community colleges comprising the Los Angeles Community College District, Harbor College prides itself on being the college of choice for the nearly 400,000 residents of Carson, Harbor City, Gardena, Lomita, San Pedro, Wilmington, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

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Did You Know?
For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,568 per year for in-state students and $8,631 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,276 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 71%. 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 0.52. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Keck Graduate Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.