Los Angeles Trade Technical College

400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Tel: (213)763-7000
14,532 students
Public institution
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College is a comprehensive, public community college offering learner centered associate degree and certificate programs to students who reflect the global diversity of the Los Angeles region. The college offers a unique education that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and applied learning experiences.
School Highlights:
Los Angeles Trade Technical College serves 14,532 students (28% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Los Angeles Trade Technical College is one of 55 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (1.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 267 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
College Los Angeles Trade Technical 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 267 staff
61 staff
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 14,532 has declined by 6% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has declined by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 14,532 students 1,296 students
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 4,071 students
814 students
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 10,461 students
1,040 students
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
5%
5%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
58%
21%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
25%
15%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Black (2006-2013)
% White
5%
51%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Los Angeles Trade Technical 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. 0.60 0.68
Los Angeles Trade Technical 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 Trade Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,161 $10,250
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
89%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Founded in 1925 as the Frank Wiggins Trade School, Trade-Tech is the oldest of the nine, public two-year colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District. Trade-Tech is unique in that approximately two-thirds of its instructional facilities are devoted to career education. The college consists of 12 major buildings with approximately 780,561 gross square feet and 586 assignable square footage. The facilities include an athletic field which serves as a recreation area for community members during evening and on weekends. The college's Grand Theater hosts both college and community events. Degrees granted includes Associate in Arts Associate in Science and Certificates of Completion in selected vocational programs. Courses Offered includes all academic courses required for transfer to a four-year college or university as well as nearly 90 different occupational programs, some of which can be completed in little as one year. Our programs are rigorous, technologically current, and designed to promote student success in Vocational/technical education, Career and workforce advancement, University transfer, Life long learning, and Participation in our democratic society. The college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and fully approved under the regulations of the California State Department of Education.

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For Los Angeles public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $10,167 per year for in-state students and $12,637 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Los Angeles 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 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.