Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles, CA 90047-4899

Overview

Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 6,655
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Student to faculty ratio 23:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Academic
Occupational
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
No
High school education
No
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
No
Teacher certification
No
ROTC - Army
No
ROTC - Navy
No
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

Admission

Los Angeles Southwest 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

Los Angeles Southwest 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.

$7,338
Average Net Price
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,496
$1,196
In State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $3,466
$7,514
Out of State Tuition
(2016-2017)
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 89% of Los Angeles Southwest College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 70% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,391 (which is 0.5% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Los Angeles Southwest College in 2016-2017, was 11, which is 4% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,500 (which is 42.6% above the national average.)

$4,391
Average
Pell Grant
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,368
$6,500
Average
Federal Loan
(2016-2017)
National Average = $4,557
89%
Financial aid
awarded
(2016-2017)
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Los Angeles Southwest College has enrolled a total of 6,655 students (1,540 students full-time and 5,115 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,655 students, 973 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 30% men and 70% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 717 students for distance studies.

6,655
Total Enrollment
973
Transfers

Student Diversity

Black/African American: 54%

Hispanic: 38%

Two or more races: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%

Asian: 2%

White: 2%

Non-resident alien: 0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%

Majors

Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Los Angeles Southwest 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
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 58% 1,890
Health Professions And Related Programs 7% 233
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 6% 201
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 6% 181
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 4% 145
Psychology 3% 94
Social Sciences 1% 38
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 1% 21
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 0% 13
Visual And Performing Arts 0% 10

Graduation & Dropout Rates

14%
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 Los Angeles Southwest College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

22%
Still enrolled
58%
Dropout rate
6%
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

$18,100
Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Los Angeles Southwest College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $18,100. Last year, out of the total 1,555 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,213 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,539 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,200 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $18,100 $24,500
Employment Rate 78% 78%
Total Graduates 1,555 1,539

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Los Angeles Southwest College.

Downey Adult School
10.8 mile away
Los Angeles City College
10.9 mile away
East Los Angeles College
11.7 mile away
Long Beach City College
11.8 mile away
Cerritos College
12.3 mile away