Platt College-Los Angeles

1000 South Fremont Avenue, A10
Alhambra, CA 91803
Top Ranked (2024): View Rankings
  • Platt College Students enjoy a rich curriculum of graphic arts courses, information technology and paralegal training. Whether you're looking for multimedia education, information technology networking classes, vocational education, technical or corporate training, Platt College provides career training that leads to success.

School Highlights

Platt College-Los Angeles serves 717 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 717 students
  • Private-state tuition: $14,820
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Platt College-Los Angeles ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 92 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Platt College-Los Angeles
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Private for-profit
Public
Total Faculty
92 staff
312 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Platt College-Los Angeles has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The Platt College-Los Angeles diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.71. The school's diversity has grown by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment
717 students
7,900 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
21:1
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# Full-Time Students
717 students
1,661 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
102 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
717 students
1,646 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
6,312 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
14%
13%
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% Hispanic
52%
45%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
13%
25%
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% Hawaiian
2%
n/a
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% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
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% Unknown races
7%
5%
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Diversity Score
0.68
0.71
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
n/a
35%
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.35%
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,500
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $14,820 is less than the state average of $21,520. The private state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees
$14,820
$21,520
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
86%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$18,873
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
93%
86%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Platt College has three campuses located throughout Southern California: Platt College Huntington Beach, Platt College Los Angeles and Platt College Ontario. Platt College Los Angeles is conveniently located within easy access to beautiful California beaches, amusement parks, the entertainment industry and other attractions. Platt College offers Certificate, Diploma and Associate Degree programs ranging from five to twenty months. Graduates from our program have found successful careers as production artists, graphic art designers, advertising art directors, illustrators, layout artists and computer artists, among other professions. The college also offers Corporate training. Every company has unique corporate training needs. That's why we customize our courses to fit your workplace environment and special requirements. Some examples of courses we have offered to corporate clients in the past include Desktop Publishing, Newsletter Design, A+ Computer Installation, Maintenance and Repair, Web Page Design and Microsoft Office Software.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Platt College-Los Angeles cost?
Platt College-Los Angeles's private state tuition is approximately $14,820.
What is the acceptance rate of Platt College-Los Angeles?
The acceptance rate of Platt College-Los Angeles is 93%, which is higher than the state average of 86%.
What is Platt College-Los Angeles's ranking?
Platt College-Los Angeles ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Average community college minority breakdown.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 717 students
  • Private-state tuition: $14,820
  • Acceptance Rate: 93%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,305 per year for in-state students and $8,200 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $24,360 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 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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