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:
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Los Angeles Trade Technical College serves 14,532 students (28.01% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 54:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
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Los Angeles Trade Technical College is one of 57 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
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The nearest community college is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (0.96 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 267 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
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
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 14,532 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 54:1 has increased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.58 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment 14,532 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 54:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 4,071 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 10,461 students
1,017 students
% Asian
5%
2%
% Hispanic
58%
7%
% Black
25%
12%
% White
5%
57%
% Two or more races
1%
2%
% Unknown races
4%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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. 0.58 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,221 is less than the state average of $5,694. 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 $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,221 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,161 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 84%
89%
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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Did You Know?
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 0.48. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles is Los Angeles City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.