13356 Eldridge Avenue
Sylmar, CA 91342
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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.

School Highlights

Los Angeles Mission College serves 9,451 students (16% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,451 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,220
  • Out-state tuition: $6,810
  • Student:teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Minority enrollment: 90%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Los Angeles Mission College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 364 teachers has grown by 112% over five years.
Los Angeles Mission College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
364 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Los Angeles Mission College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Los Angeles Mission College diversity score of 0.36 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,451 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,557 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,894 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
523 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,557 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,894 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
4%
14%
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% Hispanic
79%
45%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
10%
26%
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.36
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.63%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,200
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,220 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,810 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,220
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,810
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
75%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$15,431
$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$10,500
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Los Angeles Mission College cost?

Los Angeles Mission College's tuition is approximately $1,220 for In-State students and $6,810 for Out-State students.

What is Los Angeles Mission College's ranking?

Los Angeles Mission College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,451 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,220
  • Out-state tuition: $6,810
  • Student:teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Minority enrollment: 90%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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