Los Angeles Southwest College

1600 W Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90047-4899
Tel: (323)241-5225
7,026 students
Public institution

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Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) has and continues to be a catalyst for change in its community through the programs it offers and the services it provides. Students come to LASC for a variety of reasons - from attaining work skills necessary to seek employment in their chosen field to preparing for transfer to colleges and universities to receive their Baccalaureate degree to accessing non-credit offerings such as citizenship and English language training to further specific personal goals. Often, students enroll at LASC and just immerse themselves in lifespan learning. Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is a learner-centered institution dedicated to meeting the needs of learners – the students and community who access the college for programs; and the faculty, staff and administrators who provide learning opportunities and support.
School Highlights:
Los Angeles Southwest College serves 7,026 students (18% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 99% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Los Angeles Southwest College is one of 57 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is El Camino College-Compton Center (4.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Los Angeles Southwest 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

Student Body

The student population of 7,026 teachers has grown by 13% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has decreased from 52:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.45 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,026 students
1,388 students
Los Angeles Southwest College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,287 students
836 students
Los Angeles Southwest College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 5,739 students
1,036 students
Los Angeles Southwest College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Los Angeles Southwest College sch enrollment Los Angeles Southwest College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
3%
2%
Los Angeles Southwest College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
-
1%
% Hispanic
24%
7%
Los Angeles Southwest College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
70%
11%
Los Angeles Southwest College Black (2006-2012)
% White
1%
67%
Los Angeles Southwest College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
-
2%
Los Angeles Southwest College More (2009-2011)
Los Angeles Southwest College sch ethnicity Los Angeles Southwest College 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. 0.45 0.44
Los Angeles Southwest College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,220 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 74% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,160 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,220 $5,890
Los Angeles Southwest College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,160 $10,047
Los Angeles Southwest College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

On September 11, 1967, Los Angeles Southwest College officially opened its doors with 600 students and 22 full-time faculty members. Since then, Los Angeles Southwest College has established itself as an educational and cultural hub of the southern part of Los Angeles and surrounding communities. In addition to classroom instruction, students are exposed to a myriad of learning experiences to broaden their horizons, to expand their options and alternatives, to develop an appreciation for the academic work ethic, and to understand intellectual pursuits. Our graduates are among the most successful — ranging from medical professionals and professional athletes to recording artists and educators. To accomplish the educational philosophy and mission of the Los Angeles Community Colleges, Los Angeles Southwest College offers the following types of educational programs Transfer, Occupational, General Education, Transitional Education, Continuing Education, Community Services and Joint Programs.

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For Los Angeles private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,876 per year. 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles is Los Angeles City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.