Downey Adult School
Downey, CA 90241


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Differs by program
Total enrollment 864
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 30:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Downey Adult School has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Downey Adult School calculates tuition for each program it provides using clock hours or credit hours. In 2016-2017 academic year, the combined tuition and fees to attend a program that takes one year to complete was $3,355 (31.1% cheaper than the national average tuition of a typical 2 year public institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about cost of the largest programs offered by the institution.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $4,869
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $4,869
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 36% of Downey Adult School's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 36% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,202 (which is 3.8% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Downey Adult School in 2016-2017, was 0, which is -- of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was -- (which is 100% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Downey Adult School has enrolled a total of 864 students (402 students full-time and 462 on a part-time basis). The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 17% men and 83% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 7 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 64%

White: 17%

Black/African American: 8%

Asian: 6%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%

Two or more races: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 2 largest majors offered at Downey Adult School.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Health Professions And Related Programs 58% 1,425 0
Legal Professions And Studies 16% 387 109

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Downey Adult School full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Downey Adult School graduates 6 years after enrollment is $16,300. Last year, out of the total 1,128 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 925 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,050 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 819 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $16,300 $20,500
Employment Rate 82% 78%
Total Graduates 1,128 1,050

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Downey Adult School.

Cerritos College
2.6 mile away
Long Beach City College
6.2 mile away
Cypress College
8.3 mile away
East Los Angeles College
8.5 mile away
Fullerton College
11.8 mile away