Los Angeles Pierce College

Tel: (818)719-6401
  • Los Angeles Pierce College is committed to providing quality education for all the communities it serves. Its primary mission is to offer a broad curriculum designed to enable students to achieve their educational goals.
School Highlights
  • Los Angeles Pierce College serves 21,034 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Los Angeles Pierce College is one of 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Los Angeles Pierce College is Casa Loma College-Van Nuys (7.0 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 373 teachers has declined by 12% over five years.
Los Angeles Pierce College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty373 staff97 staff
Los Angeles Pierce College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Los Angeles Pierce College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Los Angeles Pierce College diversity score of 0.72 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment21,034 students7,516 students
Los Angeles Pierce College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio56:144:1
Los Angeles Pierce College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students5,812 students1,613 students
Los Angeles Pierce College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students15,222 students5,903 students
Los Angeles Pierce College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Los Angeles Pierce College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Los Angeles Pierce College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Los Angeles Pierce College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Los Angeles Pierce College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Los Angeles Pierce College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Los Angeles Pierce College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Los Angeles Pierce College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Los Angeles Pierce College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.720.73
Los Angeles Pierce College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Los Angeles Pierce College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$38,100$34,900
Los Angeles Pierce 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 $6,810 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 Pierce College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,810$6,797
Los Angeles Pierce College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%78%
Los Angeles Pierce College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$12,148$9,500
Los Angeles Pierce College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$9,500$5,500
Los Angeles Pierce College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Pierce College is a two-year public institution providing opportunities for occupational training, transfer education and life-long learning. Pierce is one of nine campuses of the Los Angeles Community College District. Founded in 1947, Pierce College is a comprehensive college with more than 100 disciplines being taught to more than 18,000 students each semester. The college is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a nationally recognized accrediting agency. Located on 427 acres in the western San Fernando Valley, nestled next to the thriving business district of Warner Center, Pierce College combines state-of-the-art technology and learning with the picturesque beauty of its rolling hills. The campus' setting among 2,200 trees, thousands of rose bushes, a nature preserve, and a forest area boasting giant redwoods makes it unique in the Los Angeles metropolitan area. Pierce offers two year Associate degrees in the Arts and Sciences. We also have Vocational Certificate programs and general education transfer programs that meet lower division general education requirements for transfer to any University of California or California State colleges. Pierce College is setting the pace in community college education. The creation of the 15-week semester plan has led to higher enrollment, better retention and better learning. With two five-week summer sessions and one five-week winter session, students are enjoying the opportunity to move more quickly through the curriculum with greater success academically. Many Pierce College students transfer to the University of California system, the California State University system, and private universities to earn bachelors degrees. Pierce College has one of the highest transfer performances in southern California. Pierce Honors students have the enviable record of never been turned down for admission to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Pierce College students also transfer to California State University, Northridge (CSUN) in greater numbers than any other college.

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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.