West Los Angeles College

Tel: (310)287-4200
11,229 students
Public institution

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West creates a path for students to prestigious universities and to satisfying careers.
West Los Angeles College is an accredited California Community College offering paths to university transfer, career education and courses for personal or professional growth. Our Dental Hygiene program is a national model and extremely competitive to enter. We have the only American Bar Association Approved Paralegal program in the Los Angeles Community College District. The campus boasts state of the art childcare and learning services to help students succeed in their studies. Faculty, staff and administrators dedicated to providing outstanding higher education made sure that students received just that despite the absence of finer amenities. We maintain to this day that collaborative spirit to ensure student success.
School Highlights:
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West Los Angeles College serves 11,229 students (26.10% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 61:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
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West Los Angeles College is one of 57 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
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The nearest community college is Everest College-West Los Angeles (2.09 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 183 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
West Los Angeles 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 183 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 11,229 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 61:1 has decreased from 62:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,229 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 61:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 2,931 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 8,298 students
1,017 students
% Asian
5%
2%
% Hispanic
41%
7%
% Black
31%
12%
% White
13%
57%
% Two or more races
3%
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. 0.70 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 76%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

West Los Angeles College (WLAC), located on a scenic hillside in Culver City, opened its doors in February 1969. One of the nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District, the college has approximately 11,000 student in day, evening and online classes. WLAC serves Baldwin Hills, Beverly Hills, Brentwood, Century City, Crenshaw, Culver City, LA Tijera/Windsor Hills, Marina del Rey, Mar Vista, Pacific Palisades, Palms, Playa del Rey, Venice, Westchester, West Los Angeles and Westwood. Students come from a rich mixture of nationalities and cultures. West is a leader in online education housing one of the largest programs in Southern California. Several of our degrees may be earned completely online. Partnerships with prestigious universities allow our students to transfer and complete their Bachelor's degree completely online as well. Students may also select just one or two classes online to augment their on campus courses. Our career-oriented Certificate and Associate degree programs include several that are unique in this area, including motion picture/television production crafts, aircraft electronics, aviation maintenance, dental hygiene, travel and hospitality, and the only paralegal program in the Los Angeles Community College District that is approved by the American Bar Association. Whether in academic or career-oriented subjects, our outstanding faculty members are experts in their fields. They have chosen to teach in a community college because they prefer to concentrate on teaching, and they value the smaller classes and greater opportunity for individualized instruction that colleges like West provide. Basic Skills Program to provide students with the necessary capabilities in mathematics, verbal and written language skills, and study skills to successfully complete a certificate, degree, or transfer program. The college is fully accredited by the Western Association of Colleges and Universities, and offers 25 transfer and 18 vocationally-oriented programs. The American Dental Association and the Federal Aviation Administration also recognize the vocational curricula offered here at West Los Angeles College.

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Did You Know?
For Los Angeles, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,198 per year for in-state students and $6,035 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,771 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles, CA is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles, 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles, CA is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.