National Polytechnic College of Science

272 S Fries Ave l Los Angeles Harbor
Wilmington, CA 90744-6399
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 68%.
  • National Polytechnic College of Science is one of 49 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to National Polytechnic College of Science is Los Angeles Harbor College (1.4 miles away).

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School Overview

    National Polytechnic College of Science(CA) Community College Avg.
    Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
    Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
    Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic

    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 0.00 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 100% over five years.
    Total Enrollment310 students7,516 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 2015-16 school year data.
    % Unknown races
    Diversity Score0.000.73
    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 2015-16 school year data.

    Finances and Admission

      % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid94%78%
      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--
      Median Debt for Dropouts--
      Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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