National Polytechnic College of Science

272 S Fries Ave l Los Angeles Harbor, Wilmington
CA, 90744-6399
Tel: (310)816-5700 x 5721
310 students
Private, not-for-profit
National Polytechnic College of Science is one of the nation's foremost institutions dedicated to preparing highly qualified graduates for a range of exciting careers in marine technology - including commercial diving, engineering technology, information technology, and telecommunications.
School Highlights:
National Polytechnic College of Science serves 310 students
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
National Polytechnic College of Science is one of 59 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Brooks College (Long Beach) (7.6 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
National Polytechnic College of Science Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associates--Private Not-for-profit Baccalaureate/Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 years but < 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, not-for-profit Public

Student Body

The student population of 310 teachers has grown by 0% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of -:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.51 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has grown by 0% over five years.
Total Enrollment
310 students
1,283 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
3% 2%
% Hawaiian
- 1%
% Hispanic
23% 7%
% Black
3% 12%
% White
66% 66%
% Two or more races"
4% 2%
National Polytechnic College of Science sch ethnicity National Polytechnic College of Science sta ethnicity
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. 0.51 0.45
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

The College's mission is to provide access to quality educational programs, faculty, and resources in technical fields that prepare a diverse student body for direct and successful entry into the workforce. National Polytechnic College of Science, a non-profit higher education institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The academic programs of National Polytechnic are focuses on commercial diving and marine technology, hyperbaric medical technology, EMT-B, Construction Management, Homeland Security,Health Information Technology, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Extended Learning , which offers shorter certificate courses such as the 50-hour Certified Hyperbaric Technologist program and Non-destructive Testing. The College was originally established in 1967 as the Commercial Diving Center at the Port of Los Angeles in Wilmington and later was renamed the College of Oceaneering in 1973 when it was purchased by Oceaneering International. In 2002, the College was purchased by National University and now is a non-profit organization and is a member of the National University System. Also in 2002, the College opened a second campus in San Diego, California. The College provides a number of services to help students attain their educational goals. In addition to the Office of Academics, several offices of the College join together to provide services for the academic, economic and personal needs of enrolled students. Student services include student advising and scheduling, records evaluation, Veteran's assistance, financial aid and other services.

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