300 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena, CA 91105
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • The Los Angeles College of Music, LACM, prepares students to be leaders in music and offers degrees in Music Performance and Music Production. Located in the heart of the music and entertainment industries, the faculty is comprised of current, leading, musical professionals with a passion for inspiring the next generation. (Formerly known as LAMA, The Los Angeles Music Academy.)

School Highlights

Los Angeles College of Music serves 249 students (95% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 3:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 249 students
  • Private-state tuition: $22,875
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 92 teachers has grown by 300% over five years.
Los Angeles College of Music
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
92 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Los Angeles College of Music has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Los Angeles College of Music diversity score of 0.83 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
249 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
3:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
236 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
13 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
344 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
236 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
13 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
108 students
140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
n/a
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% Asian
9%
14%
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% Hispanic
16%
45%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
37%
26%
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% Hawaiian
2%
n/a
% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
26%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.83
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
74%
27%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.2%
1.92%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $22,875 is more than the state average of $20,540. The private state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$22,875
$20,540
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
62%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$28,139
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,667
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
77%
89%
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Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Los Angeles College of Music cost?

Los Angeles College of Music's private state tuition is approximately $22,875.

What is the acceptance rate of Los Angeles College of Music?

The acceptance rate of Los Angeles College of Music is 77%, which is lower than the state average of 89%.

What is Los Angeles College of Music's ranking?

Los Angeles College of Music ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Diversity in US community colleges and Highest completion rates.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 249 students
  • Private-state tuition: $22,875
  • Acceptance Rate: 77%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 3:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • 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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