272 S Fries Ave l Los Angeles Harbor
Wilmington, CA 90744
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
Tel: (310) 816-5700 Ext. 5721
  • National Polytechnic College of Science is one of the nation's foremost institutions dedicated to preparing highly qualified graduates for a range of exciting careers in marine technology - including commercial diving, engineering technology, information technology, and telecommunications.

School Highlights

National Polytechnic College of Science serves 310 students
Minority enrollment is 100% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 310 students
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

National Polytechnic College of Science ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

National Polytechnic College of Science
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates--Private Not-for-profit
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private, non-profit
Public
Total Faculty
n/a
308 staff

Student Body

The student population of National Polytechnic College of Science has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The National Polytechnic College of Science diversity score of 1.00 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
310 students
7,899 students
This chart display the total enrollment of National Polytechnic College of Science and community college average number of enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
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22:1
# Full-Time Students
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1,660 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time students enrollment of National Polytechnic College of Science and average number of community college Full-time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
n/a
6,239 students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
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302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
310 students
1,580 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of National Polytechnic College of Science and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
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54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
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6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
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10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
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140 students
% Asian
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14%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in National Polytechnic College of Science and the percentage of Asian community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
% Hispanic
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45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in National Polytechnic College of Science and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
% Black
n/a
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in National Polytechnic College of Science and the percentage of Black community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
% White
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26%
This chart display the percentage of White students in National Polytechnic College of Science and the percentage of White community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
% Two or more races
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4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in National Polytechnic College of Science and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2009-10 school year data.
% Non Resident races
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3%
% Unknown races
100%
3%
Diversity Score
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0.70
This chart display the diversity score of National Polytechnic College of Science and the community college average diversity score of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
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35%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
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1.92%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
94%
77%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in National Polytechnic College of Science and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
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$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
n/a
$6,239
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • The College's mission is to provide access to quality educational programs, faculty, and resources in technical fields that prepare a diverse student body for direct and successful entry into the workforce. National Polytechnic College of Science, a non-profit higher education institution accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The academic programs of National Polytechnic are focuses on commercial diving and marine technology, hyperbaric medical technology, EMT-B, Construction Management, Homeland Security,Health Information Technology, Substance Abuse Counseling, and Extended Learning , which offers shorter certificate courses such as the 50-hour Certified Hyperbaric Technologist program and Non-destructive Testing. The College was originally established in 1967 as the Commercial Diving Center at the Port of Los Angeles in Wilmington and later was renamed the College of Oceaneering in 1973 when it was purchased by Oceaneering International. In 2002, the College was purchased by National University and now is a non-profit organization and is a member of the National University System. Also in 2002, the College opened a second campus in San Diego, California. The College provides a number of services to help students attain their educational goals. In addition to the Office of Academics, several offices of the College join together to provide services for the academic, economic and personal needs of enrolled students. Student services include student advising and scheduling, records evaluation, Veteran's assistance, financial aid and other services.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 310 students
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,211 per year for in-state students and $6,572 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $24,568 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 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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