Los Angeles Southwest College
- Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) has and continues to be a catalyst for change in its community through the programs it offers and the services it provides. Students come to LASC for a variety of reasons - from attaining work skills necessary to seek employment in their chosen field to preparing for transfer to colleges and universities to receive their Baccalaureate degree to accessing non-credit offerings such as citizenship and English language training to further specific personal goals. Often, students enroll at LASC and just immerse themselves in lifespan learning. Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is a learner-centered institution dedicated to meeting the needs of learners – the students and community who access the college for programs; and the faculty, staff and administrators who provide learning opportunities and support.
- The teacher population of 176 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Los Angeles Southwest 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||176 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||6,937 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||39:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,315 students||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||5,622 students||5,903 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races||-|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$30,200||$34,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- On September 11, 1967, Los Angeles Southwest College officially opened its doors with 600 students and 22 full-time faculty members. Since then, Los Angeles Southwest College has established itself as an educational and cultural hub of the southern part of Los Angeles and surrounding communities. In addition to classroom instruction, students are exposed to a myriad of learning experiences to broaden their horizons, to expand their options and alternatives, to develop an appreciation for the academic work ethic, and to understand intellectual pursuits. Our graduates are among the most successful — ranging from medical professionals and professional athletes to recording artists and educators. To accomplish the educational philosophy and mission of the Los Angeles Community Colleges, Los Angeles Southwest College offers the following types of educational programs Transfer, Occupational, General Education, Transitional Education, Continuing Education, Community Services and Joint Programs.
- The nearest community college to Los Angeles Southwest College is El Camino College-Compton Center (4.4 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 7,611 students | 4.40 Mi1111 East Artesia Blvd.
Compton,  CA  90221
- 125 students | 5.20 Mi13180 Paramount Blvd.
South Gate,  CA  90280
- 24,207 students | 5.60 Mi16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance,  CA  90506
- 14,688 students | 7.30 Mi400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles,  CA  90015
- 3,142 students | 8.00 Mi919 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles,  CA  90015
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