• 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 2,413 students (89% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Asian), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,413 students
  • In-state tuition: $32,591
  • Out-state tuition: $32,591
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 68%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 178 teachers has grown by 128% over five years.
West Coast University-Los Angeles
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
178 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of West Coast University-Los Angeles has grown by 45% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has increased from 12:1 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 Enrollment
2,413 students
7,899 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,144 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
269 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
272 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,144 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
249 students
54 students
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CA All Graduation Breakdown
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
30%
14%
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% Hispanic
22%
45%
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% Black
5%
5%
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% White
32%
26%
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% Hawaiian
3%
n/a
% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.75
0.70
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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)
0.11%
1.92%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $32,591 is more than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $32,591 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$32,591
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$32,591
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$33,319
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,497
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
92%
89%
This chart display the percent admitted of West Coast University-Los Angeles and the community college average percent admitted of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does West Coast University-Los Angeles cost?

West Coast University-Los Angeles's tuition is approximately $32,591 for In-State students and $32,591 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of West Coast University-Los Angeles?

The acceptance rate of West Coast University-Los Angeles is 92%, which is higher than the state average of 89%.

What is West Coast University-Los Angeles's ranking?

West Coast University-Los Angeles ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 2,413 students
  • In-state tuition: $32,591
  • Out-state tuition: $32,591
  • Acceptance Rate: 92%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 68%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

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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