East Los Angeles College
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Large
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 36,970
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 33:1
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


East Los Angeles College 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

East Los Angeles College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $7,514 and in-state students paid $1,196.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 68% of East Los Angeles College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 48% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,629 (which is 6% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at East Los Angeles College in 2016-2017, was 15, which is 1% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $3,397 (which is 25.5% 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, East Los Angeles College has enrolled a total of 36,970 students (7,838 students full-time and 29,132 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 36,970 students, 2,017 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 49% men and 51% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,083 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 71%

Asian: 9%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%

White: 5%

Black/African American: 4%

Non-resident alien: 2%

Two or more races: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at East Los Angeles College.

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
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 21% 3,457
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 14% 2,299
Social Sciences 10% 1,732
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 1,051
Health Professions And Related Programs 6% 927
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 4% 698
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 446
Psychology 1% 248
Architecture And Related Services 1% 223
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 1% 191

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 East Los Angeles College 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 East Los Angeles College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $22,800. Last year, out of the total 3,439 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 2,854 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 3,470 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 2,880 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $22,800 $30,100
Employment Rate 83% 83%
Total Graduates 3,439 3,470

Campus Location

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