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 1,659 students (94% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • West Coast University-Los Angeles is one of 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to West Coast University-Los Angeles is American Career College-Los Angeles (0.0 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 78 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
West Coast University-Los Angeles(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty78 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of West Coast University-Los Angeles has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The West Coast University-Los Angeles diversity score of 0.71 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment1,659 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio21:144:1
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# Full-Time Students1,566 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students93 students5,903 students
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# Undergraduate Students1,317 students1,490 students
# Graduate Students249 students80 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
40%
13%
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% Hispanic
17%
37%
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% Black
5%
7%
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% White
30%
32%
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% Hawaiian
2%
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% Two or more races
6%
3%
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Diversity Score0.710.73
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Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $32,591 is more than the state average of $19,157. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$32,591$19,157
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid63%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$33,116$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$12,250$5,500
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Acceptance Rate54%96%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 86%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.