Los Angeles Mission College
- Los Angeles Mission College will ensure that students master academic and workplace knowledge and skills by providing comprehensive lower-division general education, AA and AS degree programs, occupational education, occupational certificates, transfer education, developmental education, counseling and guidance, and community services which will meet the needs of people in the San Fernando Valley while protecting academic freedom and maintaining academic standards.
- The teacher population of 171 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Los Angeles Mission College||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||171 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||10,191 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||60:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||2,338 students||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||7,853 students||5,903 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$32,200||$34,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Founded in 1975, Los Angeles Mission College is the newest of the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District. Its 22-acre campus, located in the northeast San Fernando Valley, is among the most scenic in the state. It has an enrollment of about 7,000 students. Small class sizes allow for close contact with instructors. Excellent academic programs, a focus on university transfer, and workforce training are the hallmarks of education at Los Angeles Mission College. Los Angeles Mission College serves the educational needs of our neighbors in the San Fernando Valley. Throughout our 30-year history, community support and involvement has been one of Mission College's most valued resources. We invite you to be part of Mission College! We're located in Sylmar and have strong, historical ties to our neighboring communities of San Fernando, Pacoima, Mission Hills, North Hills, Panorama City and Granada Hills. In recent years, our enrollment base has expanded to include many of the communities throughout the greater San Fernando Valley, as well as Canyon Country and Santa Clarita.
- The nearest community college to Los Angeles Mission College is National Career College (6.5 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 147 students | 6.50 Mi14355 Roscoe Blvd
Panorama City,  CA  91402
- 225 students | 8.70 Mi6725 Kester Ave
Van Nuys,  CA  91405
- 620 students | 8.90 Mi12412 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood,  CA  91606
- 317 students | 9.10 Mi14519 W.Sylvan Street
Van Nuys,  CA  91411
- 789 students | 9.20 Mi6180 Laurel Canyon Boulevard, Suite 101
North Hollywood,  CA  91606
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