East Los Angeles College

  • EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE has an international, multicultural student body that complements the 14 communities comprising its primary service area. The campus is convenient to more than 1.5 million homes�and that it is the best educational value in the community. But once students start attending classes, ELAC�s professors become the primary reason they return semester after semester to complete their education. East Los Angeles College empowers students to achieve their educational goals, to expand their individual potential, and to successfully pursue their aspirations for a better future for themselves, their community and the world.

School Highlights

East Los Angeles College serves 36,885 students (18% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 94% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

East Los Angeles College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 969 teachers has grown by 68% over five years.
East Los Angeles College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty969 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of East Los Angeles College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 73:1 over five years.
The East Los Angeles College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment36,885 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio38:124:1
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# Full-Time Students6,813 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students30,072 students6,350 students
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% Asian
8%
12%
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% Hispanic
67%
47%
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% Black
5%
6%
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% White
6%
23%
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
12%
6%
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Diversity Score0.520.70
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College Completion Rate
35%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,600$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,220 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,810 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,220$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,810$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid79%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,208$6,000
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • East Los Angeles College has an international, multicultural student body that complements the 14 communities comprising its primary service area. The college offers both academic transfer courses which prepare students for admission to four-year colleges and universities and occupational programs which prepare students for careers in two years or less. Many of the students who transfer from East Los Angeles College to a four-year university move on to nearby California State University, Los Angeles, or to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The college is located in the suburban community of Monterey Park, California, ten miles east of downtown Los Angeles. Facilities include an Instructional Center; Bookstore; Cafeteria; Library; 20,000 seat sports stadium; 2,000 seat auditorium; and a 1,500 seat indoor swim stadium. East Los Angeles College was established in 1945 and was first located on the Garfield High School campus. In 1948, the college moved to its present 82 acre site on Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park, a suburb located six miles from the Los Angeles Civic Center. ELAC is one of the nine public community colleges within the Los Angeles Community College District. East Los Angeles College is committed to offering students an excellent education at the lowest possible cost. Assistance in the forms of grants, fee waivers, scholarships, loans and employment are provided by a variety of federal, state, and private sources. East Los Angeles College established the South Gate Educational Center in 1997 to better serve a growing student population that lives in the southern part of the college's service district. A wide variety of career and academic courses is offered and many students have successfully transitioned to universities and productive careers from the Center.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to East Los Angeles College is Platt College-Los Angeles (3.0 miles away).
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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.