Los Angeles Pierce College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,201
1.56% growth from 2016
2017 Average Net Price
$9,583
After Financial Aid
2016 Student Loan
13.3%
Default Rate
2017 Enrolled Students
19,152
27.8% Full-Time
2017 Graduation Rate
30%
371 Graduates

About

Los Angeles Pierce College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Los Angeles Pierce College were .

In 2017, 3,953 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Los Angeles Pierce College. 60.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 39.6% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (1,736 degrees), 1.39 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1250 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Los Angeles Pierce College is $1,201, which is $-6,213 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Los Angeles Pierce College is $1,201, which is $-6,213 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,583.

In 2017, 58% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 4% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,201
2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Los Angeles Pierce College was $1,201. The cost of tuition at Los Angeles Pierce College is $-6,213 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$9,583
2017 Value
3.98%
1 Year Growth

In 2017 Los Angeles Pierce College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,583. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Los Angeles Pierce College grew by 3.98%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,492
Room and Board
$1,791
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Los Angeles Pierce College was of $12,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,791. The cost of room and board increased by 4.36% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.53% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

58%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
4%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

58% of undergraduate students at Los Angeles Pierce College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 3.33% with respect to 2016, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
13.3%
2016 Default Rate
83
Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Los Angeles Pierce College was 13.3%, which represents 83 out of the 626 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Los Angeles Pierce College has a total enrollment of 19,152 students. The full-time enrollment at Los Angeles Pierce College is 5,316 students and the part-time enrollment is 13,836. This means that 27.8% of students enrolled at Los Angeles Pierce College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Los Angeles Pierce College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 46.2% Hispanic or Latino, 29.6% White, 5.55% Asian, 5.06% Black or African American, 2.74% Two or More Races, 0.235% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Los Angeles Pierce College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (24.5%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.4%) and White Female (15.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Los Angeles Pierce College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 19,152 students. The full-time enrollment at Los Angeles Pierce College is 5,316 and the part-time enrollment is 13,836. This means that 27.8% of students enrolled at Los Angeles Pierce College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2017 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Los Angeles Pierce College was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Los Angeles Pierce College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    8,849
  2. White
    5,669
  3. Asian
    1,062

The enrolled student population at Los Angeles Pierce College is 46.2% Hispanic or Latino, 29.6% White, 5.55% Asian, 5.06% Black or African American, 2.74% Two or More Races, 0.235% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.146% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,808 students (9.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 823 more women than men received degrees from Los Angeles Pierce College. The majority of degree recipients at Los Angeles Pierce College are hispanic or latino (1,736 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1250 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Los Angeles Pierce College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Los Angeles Pierce College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (291 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,407 degrees), and Interdisciplinary Studies (345 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Los Angeles Pierce College are Elementary & middle school teachers (200,310 people), Other managers (87,536 people), Postsecondary teachers (69,895 people), Software developers (60,212 people), and Physicians (49,955 people).

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Pierce College are Human Sciences (291 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,407 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (345 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (130 degrees), and Math & Statistics (31 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Los Angeles Pierce College are Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Pierce College are Human Sciences (291 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,407 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (345 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (130 degrees), and Math & Statistics (31 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Los Angeles Pierce College are Elementary & secondary schools (345,589 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (142,650 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (134,050 people), Computer Systems Design (102,941 people), and Insurance carriers (59,571 people).

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Pierce College are Human Sciences (291 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,407 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (345 degrees), Mechanical Technologies (130 degrees), and Math & Statistics (31 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Los Angeles Pierce College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Los Angeles Pierce College was N/A with N/A degree-majorss awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men
  1. 1,565
  2. 2,388

In 2017, 1,565 degrees were awarded to men at Los Angeles Pierce College, which is 0.655 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,388).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Los Angeles Pierce College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 868 degrees were awarded to men at Los Angeles Pierce College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.617 times less than the 1406 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 1406 degrees were awarded to women at Los Angeles Pierce College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.62 times more than the 868 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

10%
100% Completion Time
28%
150% Completion Time

In 2017, 10% of students graduating from Los Angeles Pierce College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 28% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 37% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Los Angeles Pierce College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.89% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,736 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,250 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    520 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Los Angeles Pierce College is hispanic or latino (1,736 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1250 degrees).

2.38% of degree recipients (94 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,127 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    739 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    609 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Los Angeles Pierce College is hispanic or latino female (1,127 degrees awarded). There were 1.53 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (739 degrees).

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Operations

Los Angeles Pierce College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.02M (NaNM%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Los Angeles Pierce College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Los Angeles Pierce College employs 242 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Los Angeles Pierce College are Female Instructors (142), Male Instructors(100), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Los Angeles Pierce College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 125 employees, Service, with 84 employees, and Management with 15 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2017 Endowment
0%
growth from 2016

Los Angeles Pierce College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Los Angeles Pierce College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.69M - Federal
  2. $11.2M - State
  3. $2.48M - Local

As of 2017, Los Angeles Pierce College received $5.69M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.2M from state grants and contracts, and $2.48M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$60.2M
2017 Salaries
7.77%
growth from 2016

In 2017, Los Angeles Pierce College paid a median of $60.2M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 7.77% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.5% growth from 2015 and a 7.73% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.8M
Instructional Salaries
242
Number of Employees

In 2017, Los Angeles Pierce College paid a total of $22.8M to 242 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
242 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
125 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Los Angeles Pierce College were Instructor with 242 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Los Angeles Pierce College were Office and Administrative Support with 125 employees; Service with 84 employees; and Management with 15 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Los Angeles Pierce College was Female Instructor with 142 employees, Male Instructor with 100 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Los Angeles Pierce College.

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