Los Angeles Trade Technical College

  • 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 14,688 students (26% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 93% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Los Angeles Trade Technical College is one of 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Los Angeles Trade Technical College is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (1.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Los Angeles Trade Technical College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 283 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Los Angeles Trade Technical College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty283 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Los Angeles Trade Technical College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The Los Angeles Trade Technical College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment14,688 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio52:144:1
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# Full-Time Students3,786 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students10,902 students5,903 students
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% Asian
6%
13%
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% Hispanic
58%
37%
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% Black
23%
7%
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% White
7%
32%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.600.73
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College Completion Rate
21%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,400$34,600
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,810$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,750$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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