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 West Los Angeles College

West Los Angeles College - Culver City, CA

9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California 90230-3519

General information:(310)287-4200
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:11,330( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:39 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $700 $700 $960 -27%
Out-of-state $5,588 $5,536 $5,900 -6%
Books and supplies $1,638 $1,620 $1,656 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,872 $11,556 $10,863 6%
Other $3,996 $3,798 $4,059 -7%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,140 $3,780 $4,185 -10%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,338 $2,320 $2,616 0%
Off Campus $17,206 $17,674 $17,538 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,478 $6,100 $6,801 0%
On Campus $7,226 $7,156 $7,556 0%
Off Campus $22,094 $22,510 $22,478 0%
Off Campus with Family $11,366 $10,936 $11,741 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $958
In-state fees $2
Out-of-state tuition $5,898
Out-of-state fees $2
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 411 74% --
Grant or scholarship aid 411 74% $1,694,183 $4,122
Federal grants 314 56% $1,398,322 $4,453
Pell grants 314 56% $1,373,688 $4,375
Other federal grants 39 7% $24,634 $632
State/local government grant or scholarships 403 72% $295,861 $734
Institutional grants or scholarships Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
Student loan aid 31 6% $157,519 $5,081
Federal student loans 31 6% $157,519 $5,081
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 6,715 56% $15,608,443 $2,324
Pell grants 3,335 28% $12,199,598 $3,658
Federal student loans 518 4% $3,251,024 $6,276


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $9,423 $7,768 $7,880
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,564 $6,404 $6,569
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 11,330
Undergraduate enrollment 11,330
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,630
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 14 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 33-
Basketball 1913
Football 69-
Soccer -17
Track and Field, Outdoor 2821
Track and Field, X-Country 912
Volleyball -13


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1971 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

05/14/1971 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession001
Drug law violations20 0
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 010
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 011
Burglary 110
Motor vehicle theft 011
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate15.9%
Number in default28
Number in repayment176

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00859600

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General2--
Category total2--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping10-5
Business Administration and Management, General20--
Business/Commerce, General11-
Real Estate1013-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General1--
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations342
Category total45187
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1--
Category total1--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications5612
Computer and Information Sciences, General-4-
Information Technology1-2
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster141
Category total71415
Education Colleges
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs-3-
Category total-3-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Industrial Production Technologies/Technicians, Other-21-
Category total-21-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General13--
Category total13--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant82210
Category total82210
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature1--
Category total1--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist24--
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-43-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling2-8
Category total26438
History Colleges
History, General4--
Category total4--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science21-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician11-
Category total32-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary-13-
Legal Assistant/Paralegal19-27
Category total191327
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies14--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies123--
Category total137--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician--20
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician2-20
Category total2-40
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences4--
Category total4--
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General10--
Category total10--
Social Sciences Colleges
Economics, General10--
Political Science and Government, General4--
Category total20--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics1--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production-1-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-1-
Film/Cinema/Video Studies-4-
Music, General1--
Category total46-
Grand total306142107