Los Angeles College of Music

  • 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 288 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 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 92 teachers has grown by 4500% over five years.
Los Angeles College of Music(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Arts, Music & Design SchoolsAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty92 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Los Angeles College of Music has grown by 95% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 3:1 has decreased from 6:1 over five years.
The Los Angeles College of Music diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment288 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio3:124:1
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# Full-Time Students273 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students15 students6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
108 students140 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
6%
12%
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% Hispanic
16%
47%
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% Black
5%
6%
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% White
38%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
30%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.730.70
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College Completion Rate
74%
27%
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $22,875 is more than the state average of $21,060. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$22,875$21,060
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid68%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$20,872$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,428$6,000
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Acceptance Rate71%89%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Los Angeles College of Music is University of the People (1.0 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • University of the People
    Private not-for-profit
    4,987 students | 1.00 Mi225 S. Lake Ave., Suite 300
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    (626) 264-8880
    1.004,987
  • 26,971 students | 1.90 Mi1570 E Colorado Blvd.
    Pasadena, CA 91106
    (626) 585-7123
    1.9026,971
  • Platt College-Los Angeles
    Private for-profit
    727 students | 3.80 Mi1000 South Fremont Avenue, A10
    Alhambra, CA 91803
    (626) 300-5444
    3.80727
  • 13,584 students | 5.00 Mi1500 N Verdugo Rd
    Glendale, CA 91208
    (818) 240-1000
    5.0013,584
  • 199 students | 6.40 Mi1237 N. Mission Rd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90033
    (323) 409-5911
    6.40199
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