West Coast University-Los Angeles

  • At West Coast University (WCU), we embrace a student-centric learning partnership that leads to professional success. We deliver transformational education within a culture of integrity and personal accountability. We design market-responsive programs through collaboration between faculty and industry professionals. We continuously pursue more effective and innovative ways through which students develop the competencies and confidence required in a complex and changing world. WCU was originally charted in 1909 as an ophthalmology school and spent a century growing – adding and updating programs – including being one of the first schools to offer Bachelor’s degree programs for working adults in the 1950’s. In May of 1997, the University was reorganized and new leadership emerged. Our efforts focused on becoming a leader in health care education and attracting top caliber faculty and staff. WCU designed programs to invigorate and excite students so that they enter the workforce with the skills and the confidence to compete with the best and to enjoy a lifetime membership in the health care community.

School Highlights

West Coast University-Los Angeles serves 2,215 students (91% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

West Coast University-Los Angeles ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 178 teachers has grown by 323% over five years.
West Coast University-Los Angeles(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationSpecial Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions SchoolsAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty178 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of West Coast University-Los Angeles has grown by 33% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The West Coast University-Los Angeles diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment2,215 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio12:124:1
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# Full-Time Students2,021 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students194 students6,350 students
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# Undergraduate Students2,021 students1,979 students
# Graduate Students249 students69 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
28%
12%
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% Hispanic
26%
47%
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% Black
4%
6%
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% White
32%
23%
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% Hawaiian
3%
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score0.750.70
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $32,591 is more than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $32,591 is more than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$32,591$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$32,591$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid88%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$33,500$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$9,250$6,000
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Acceptance Rate92%89%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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The nearest community college to West Coast University-Los Angeles is Concorde Career College-North Hollywood (0.3 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.