Los Angeles Trade Technical College

400 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90015-4181
Tel: (213)763-7000
  • 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 54 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (1.00 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 283 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
Los Angeles Trade Technical College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 283 staff 86 staff
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 14,688 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The school's 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 Enrollment 14,688 students 7,105 students
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 52:1 44:1
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 3,786 students 1,483 students
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 10,902 students 5,622 students
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
6%
13%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
58%
37%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
23%
7%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Black (2007-2016)
% White
7%
32%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
1%
3%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
5%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.60 0.73
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
21%
29%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $31,400 $34,900
Los Angeles Trade Technical 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 $6,773. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,220 $1,636
Los Angeles Trade Technical College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,810 $6,773
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 81% 78%
Los Angeles Trade Technical College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $4,750 $9,500
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Median debt for students who have completed (2012-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,500 $5,500
Los Angeles Trade Technical College Median debt for students who have not completed (2012-2015)
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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