• Los Angeles City College (LACC) is an institution grounded in academic excellence.?It is that excellence that allows us to attract some of the best and brightest faculty and students in the state.?Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing you with an excellent educational experience in a student-centered learning environment. Our faculty and staff are eminently qualified in their disciplines, and will provide the necessary guidance for you to be successful. Set on an attractive 49 acres, Los Angeles City College was the original location for UCLA before it moved to Westwood, CA. The college facilities include more than a dozen multistory classroom buildings including a library, computer labs, fitness centers, theatre, and TV/film studios. Through a $147 million bond award, the college is further enhancing itself with a new and advanced technology learning facility, increased parking, and expanded athletic/fitness and child development centers. Our student body is one of the most diverse in the country. Students range in age from late teens to seniors and come from every ethnic group, culture and country in the world.

School Highlights

Los Angeles City College serves 14,800 students (23% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 14,800 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,220
  • Out-state tuition: $6,810
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 82%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Los Angeles City College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 584 teachers has grown by 63% over five years.
Los Angeles City College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
584 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Los Angeles City College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Los Angeles City College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
14,800 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,469 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
11,331 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
856 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,469 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
11,331 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
12%
14%
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% Hispanic
53%
45%
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% Black
6%
5%
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% White
18%
26%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.67
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.11%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,900
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,220 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,810 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,220
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,810
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
76%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$11,762
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Set on an attractive 49 acres, Los Angeles City College was the original location for UCLA before it moved to Westwood, CA. The college facilities include more than a dozen multistory classroom buildings including a library, computer labs, fitness centers, theatre, and TV/film studios. Through a $147 million bond award, the college is further enhancing itself with a new and advanced technology learning facility, increased parking, and expanded athletic/fitness and child development centers. Los Angeles Junior College was established on September 9, 1929, by the Los Angeles Board of Education. Dr. William H. Snyder served as the institution's first director. During its first year, we offered only first-semester courses. The "semi-professional courses" were for students who wanted to limit their college education to two years, and the "certificate courses" were for those looking to continue toward university work. There were more than 1,300 students taught by some 54 faculty. The first Associate in Arts degrees were conferred June 19, 1931. The mission of the LACCD colleges is to provide comprehensive lower-division Transfer Education, Occupational Education, General Education, Transitional Education, Counseling and Guidance, Student Services, Continuing Education, Community Services, and Joint Programs that are appropriate to the communities served and that meet the changing needs of students for academic and occupational preparation, citizenship, and cultural understanding. Los Angeles City College, a California public, tax-supported community college, is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Los Angeles City College cost?

Los Angeles City College's tuition is approximately $1,220 for In-State students and $6,810 for Out-State students.

What is Los Angeles City College's ranking?

Los Angeles City College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 14,800 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,220
  • Out-state tuition: $6,810
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 82%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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