400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • Los Angeles Trade-Technical College is a comprehensive, public community college offering learner centered associate degree and certificate programs to students who reflect the global diversity of the Los Angeles region. The college offers a unique education that fosters creativity, critical thinking, and applied learning experiences.

School Highlights

Los Angeles Trade Technical College serves 13,094 students (19% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is same as the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 13,094 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,220
  • Out-state tuition: $6,810
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 95%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 537 teachers has grown by 46% over five years.
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
537 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Los Angeles Trade Technical College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 52:1 over five years.
The Los Angeles Trade Technical College diversity score of 0.48 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,094 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,489 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
10,605 students
6,350 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
782 students
33 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,489 students
1,979 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
69 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
10,605 students
6,350 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% Asian
2%
12%
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% Hispanic
70%
47%
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% Black
15%
6%
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% White
5%
23%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.48
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.49%
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)
$31,400
$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 $2,173. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,810 is less than the state average of $7,256. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,220
$2,173
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,810
$7,256
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Founded in 1925 as the Frank Wiggins Trade School, Trade-Tech is the oldest of the nine, public two-year colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District. Trade-Tech is unique in that approximately two-thirds of its instructional facilities are devoted to career education. The college consists of 12 major buildings with approximately 780,561 gross square feet and 586 assignable square footage. The facilities include an athletic field which serves as a recreation area for community members during evening and on weekends. The college's Grand Theater hosts both college and community events. Degrees granted includes Associate in Arts Associate in Science and Certificates of Completion in selected vocational programs. Courses Offered includes all academic courses required for transfer to a four-year college or university as well as nearly 90 different occupational programs, some of which can be completed in little as one year. Our programs are rigorous, technologically current, and designed to promote student success in Vocational/technical education, Career and workforce advancement, University transfer, Life long learning, and Participation in our democratic society. The college is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and fully approved under the regulations of the California State Department of Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Los Angeles Trade Technical College cost?

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

What is Los Angeles Trade Technical College's ranking?

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

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 13,094 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,220
  • Out-state tuition: $6,810
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 95%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,113 per year for in-state students and $8,804 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $24,639 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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