Los Angeles Harbor College

  • Los Angeles Harbor College fosters learning through comprehensive programs that meet the educational needs of the community as measured by student success, personal and institutional accountability, and integrity. The Los Angeles Harbor College Foundation, in alliance with corporations, foundations and individuals, is stepping forward to assure that the college is prepared to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. The 21st Century Learning Center will emphasize three educational priorities: Teaching Technology, Student Support Network and The 21st Century Campus.

School Highlights

Los Angeles Harbor College serves 8,694 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 89% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 326 teachers has grown by 61% over five years.
Los Angeles Harbor College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-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 Faculty326 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Los Angeles Harbor College has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 49:1 over five years.
The Los Angeles Harbor College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,694 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio27:124:1
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# Full-Time Students2,369 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students6,325 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
4%
12%
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% Hispanic
59%
47%
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% Black
11%
6%
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% White
11%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
11%
6%
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Diversity Score0.610.70
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College Completion Rate
27%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$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 $6,834 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$6,834$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid71%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,250$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,000
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Los Angeles Harbor College, a comprehensive two-year public community college providing opportunity for transfer education, occupational training and life-long learning. We are proud of being the college of choice for Harbor area residents for more than 50 years. The excellence of our faculty, staff and programs are well known because of the excellent teaching and personalized attention we provide to those who come to us seeking to improve their knowledge and skills. The college is known for its excellent faculty and transfer programs, as well as programs responding to community and business needs. Partnerships have resulted in major grants for homeland security programs, training for the Los Angeles World Airport, the Port of Los Angeles and refineries, as well as our up-dated cable television studio (HCTV). Community residents can watch our expanded television coverage on Comcast Channel 27. From its beginning in September of 1949 when the first students passed through the doors, Harbor College has grown from a technically oriented college into a comprehensive institution of higher learning with a broad spectrum of transfer, vocational, and community services programs. Today, the nearly 8,000 students that enroll each semester in credit courses reflect the diverse ethnic composition of the communities served by the college. One of nine two-year public community colleges comprising the Los Angeles Community College District, Harbor College prides itself on being the college of choice for the nearly 400,000 residents of Carson, Harbor City, Gardena, Lomita, San Pedro, Wilmington, and the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Los Angeles Harbor College is National Polytechnic College of Science (1.4 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 310 students | 1.40 Mi272 S Fries Ave l Los Angeles Harbor
    Wilmington, CA 90744
    (310) 816-5700
    1.40310
  • 646 students | 4.40 Mi30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
    (310) 303-7311
    4.40646
  • 384 students | 6.40 Mi1600 East Hill St
    Signal Hill, CA 90755
    6.40384
  • 5,760 students | 7.60 Mi1111 East Artesia Blvd.
    Compton, CA 90221
    (310) 900-1600
    7.605,760
  • 24,223 students | 7.70 Mi16007 Crenshaw Blvd
    Torrance, CA 90506
    (310) 532-3670
    7.7024,223
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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.