Los Angeles Pierce College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,196
2022 Average Net Price
$13,422
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
5.09%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
15,372
27.4% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
36.7%
576 Graduates

About

Los Angeles Pierce College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Los Angeles Pierce College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,119 degrees awarded), Biological & Physical Sciences (669 degrees), and Humanistic Studies (192 degrees).

In 2022, 4,398 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 most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,664 degrees), 1.05 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1,583 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Los Angeles Pierce College is $1,196, which is $−6,916 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Los Angeles Pierce College is $1,196, which is $−6,916 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $13,422.

In 2022, 53% of undergraduate students attending Los Angeles Pierce College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,196
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Los Angeles Pierce College was $1,196. The cost of tuition at Los Angeles Pierce College is $−6,916 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$13,422
2022 Value
3.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Los Angeles Pierce College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $13,422. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Los Angeles Pierce College grew by 3.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,253
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Los Angeles Pierce College was of $17,253 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 4.06% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Los Angeles Pierce College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 1.92% with respect to 2021, when 52% 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.
5.09%
2019 Default Rate
25
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Los Angeles Pierce College was 5.09%, which represents 25 out of the 491 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 had a total enrollment of 15,372 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Los Angeles Pierce College is 4,219 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,153. This means that 27.4% 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 51.2% Hispanic or Latino, 26.8% White, 8.49% Asian, 4.92% Black or African American, 3.9% Two or More Races, 0.156% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.143% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Los Angeles Pierce College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (29.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (21.5%) and White Male (12.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Los Angeles Pierce College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,372 students. The full-time enrollment at Los Angeles Pierce College is 4,219 and the part-time enrollment is 11,153. This means that 27.4% of students enrolled at Los Angeles Pierce College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2022 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 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), 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 (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    7,864 enrolled students
  2. White
    4,119 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    1,305 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Los Angeles Pierce College is 51.2% Hispanic or Latino, 26.8% White, 8.49% Asian, 4.92% Black or African American, 3.9% Two or More Races, 0.156% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.143% 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 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% 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, 564 students (3.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 912 more women than men received degrees from Los Angeles Pierce College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Los Angeles Pierce College is hispanic or latino (1,664 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1583 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Los Angeles Pierce College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (1,119 degrees awarded), followed by Biological & Physical Sciences (669 degrees) and Humanistic Studies (192 degrees).

In 2022,  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 Interdisciplinary Studies (669 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,354 degrees), and Human Sciences (150 degrees).

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 Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (341,380 people), Other managers (298,287 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (260,401 people), Postsecondary teachers (160,568 people), and Chief executives & legislators (135,426 people).

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Pierce College in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (669 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,354 degrees), Human Sciences (150 degrees), Math & Statistics (92 degrees), and Social Sciences (275 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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, Skincare specialists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Pierce College are Interdisciplinary Studies (669 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,354 degrees), Human Sciences (150 degrees), Math & Statistics (92 degrees), and Social Sciences (275 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (599,254 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (351,491 people), Legal services (278,101 people), Computer Systems Design (272,656 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (242,274 people).

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Pierce College are Interdisciplinary Studies (669 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,354 degrees), Human Sciences (150 degrees), Math & Statistics (92 degrees), and Social Sciences (275 degrees) (as of 2022).

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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 (2022)
  1. 1,119 degrees awarded
  2. 669 degrees awarded
  3. 192 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Los Angeles Pierce College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 1,119 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,743
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,655
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,743 degrees were awarded to men at Los Angeles Pierce College, which is 0.656 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,655).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 832 degrees were awarded to men at Los Angeles Pierce College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.626 times less than the 1330 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 1330 degrees were awarded to men at Los Angeles Pierce College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.6 times more than the 832 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% 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, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 45% 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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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (67.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Los Angeles Pierce College is Female and Asian (67.9% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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, 5.38% of graduates (31 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,664 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,583 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    556 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Los Angeles Pierce College is hispanic or latino (1,664 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1583 degrees).

4.3% of degree recipients (189 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,097 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    904 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    679 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Los Angeles Pierce College is hispanic or latino female (1,097 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (904 degrees).

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Operations

Los Angeles Pierce College employs 217 Instructors. Most academics at Los Angeles Pierce College are Female Instructor (129), and Male Instructor (88).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Los Angeles Pierce College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 104 employees, Service, with 88 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $33.8M - Federal
  2. $29.2M - State
  3. $7.92M - Local

As of 2022, Los Angeles Pierce College received $33.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $29.2M from state grants and contracts, and $7.92M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$62.4M
2022 Salaries
1.61%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Los Angeles Pierce College paid a median of $62.4M in salaries, a 1.61% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$25.7M
Instructional Salaries
217
Number of Employees

In 2022, Los Angeles Pierce College paid a total of $25.7M to 217 employees working as instructors, which represents 41.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
217 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
104 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Los Angeles Pierce College was Instructor with 217 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Los Angeles Pierce College were Office and Administrative Support with 104 employees, Service with 88 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Los Angeles Pierce College was Female Instructor with 129 employees, and Male Instructor with 88 employees.

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

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