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 Classification Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 206 staff 97 staff
Los Angeles Harbor College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

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 Enrollment 10,145 students 7,516 students
Los Angeles Harbor College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 49:1 44:1
Los Angeles Harbor College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 2,719 students 1,613 students
Los Angeles Harbor College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 7,426 students 5,903 students
Los Angeles Harbor College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Los Angeles Harbor College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
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Los Angeles Harbor College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2010)
% Asian
Los Angeles Harbor College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Los Angeles Harbor College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Los Angeles Harbor College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Los Angeles Harbor College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Los Angeles Harbor College Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
Los Angeles Harbor College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Los Angeles Harbor College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Los Angeles Harbor College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score 0.67 0.73
Los Angeles Harbor College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Los Angeles Harbor College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $35,600 $34,600
Los Angeles Harbor College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Los Angeles Harbor College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,834 $6,797
Los Angeles Harbor College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 68% 78%
Los Angeles Harbor College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates $4,250 $9,500
Los Angeles Harbor College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,500 $5,500
Los Angeles Harbor College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.