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 13,357 students (24% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 95% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.

Top Rankings

Los Angeles Trade Technical College ranks 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.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty283 staff149 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Los Angeles Trade Technical College has declined by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has increased from 42:1 over five years.
The Los Angeles Trade Technical College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment13,357 students8,598 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio47:145:1
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# Full-Time Students3,187 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students10,170 students6,583 students
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% Asian
3%
12%
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% Hispanic
65%
43%
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% Black
17%
7%
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% White
5%
25%
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% Two or more races
2%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
4%
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% Unknown races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.540.73
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College Completion Rate
27%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,400$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,220 is less than the state average of $1,458. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,810 is more than the state average of $6,710. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,220$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,810$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid77%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,750$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,000$5,751
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Source: 2019 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Los Angeles Trade Technical College is FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles (1.0 miles away).
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Did You Know?
Los Angeles community colleges have a diversity score of 0.66, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles is FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.