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 10,145 students (27% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 49:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Los Angeles Harbor College is one of 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Los Angeles Harbor College is National Polytechnic College of Science (1.5 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 206 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Los Angeles Harbor College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty206 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Los Angeles Harbor College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 49:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Los Angeles Harbor College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,145 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio49:144:1
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# Full-Time Students2,719 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students7,426 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
15%
13%
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% Hispanic
52%
37%
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% Black
10%
7%
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% White
15%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.670.73
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College Completion Rate
22%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,600$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,220 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,834 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,220$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,834$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid68%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,250$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (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.

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