Los Angeles Southwest College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,196
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$8,752
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
5.58%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
6,409
18.5% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
13%
33 Graduates

About

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

In 2019, 1,177 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Los Angeles Southwest College. 73.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 26.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (644 degrees), 1.55 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (416 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Los Angeles Southwest College is $1,196, which is $−6,628 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Los Angeles Southwest College is $1,196, which is $−6,628 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,752.

In 2019, 66% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,196
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Los Angeles Southwest College was $1,196. The cost of tuition at Los Angeles Southwest College is $−6,628 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$8,752
2019 Value
0.241%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Los Angeles Southwest College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,752. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Los Angeles Southwest College grew by 0.241%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,779
Room and Board
$1,917
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Los Angeles Southwest College was of $13,779 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,917. The cost of room and board increased by 3.66% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies increased by 3.4% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

66%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
2%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

66% of undergraduate students at Los Angeles Southwest College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 5.71% with respect to 2018, when 70% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other expenses.

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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.
5.58%
2017 Default Rate
12
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Los Angeles Southwest College was 5.58%, which represents 12 out of the 215 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 Southwest College has a total enrollment of 6,409 students. The full-time enrollment at Los Angeles Southwest College is 1,186 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,223. This means that 18.5% of students enrolled at Los Angeles Southwest College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Los Angeles Southwest College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 47.6% Hispanic or Latino, 41% Black or African American, 2.81% White, 2.67% Two or More Races, 0.905% Asian, 0.203% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0936% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Los Angeles Southwest College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (31.8%), followed by Black or African American Female (28.7%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (16.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

18.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Los Angeles Southwest College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,409 students. The full-time enrollment at Los Angeles Southwest College is 1,186 and the part-time enrollment is 5,223. This means that 18.5% of students enrolled at Los Angeles Southwest College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2019 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 Southwest College was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Los Angeles Southwest College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,049
  2. Black or African American
    2,625
  3. White
    180

The enrolled student population at Los Angeles Southwest College is 47.6% Hispanic or Latino, 41% Black or African American, 2.81% White, 2.67% Two or More Races, 0.905% Asian, 0.203% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0936% 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 44% White, 26.9% 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, 290 students (4.52%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 553 more women than men received degrees from Los Angeles Southwest College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Los Angeles Southwest College is black or african american (644 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (416 degrees).

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

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Los Angeles Southwest College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (816 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (50 degrees), and Protective Services (36 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 Southwest College are Elementary & middle school teachers (216,421 people), Other managers (164,068 people), Police officers (148,073 people), Social workers, all other (146,197 people), and Postsecondary teachers (103,670 people).

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Southwest College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (816 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (50 degrees), Protective Services (36 degrees), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Psychology (40 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 Southwest College are Dentists, Surgeons, Computer hardware engineers, Physicians, and Aircraft pilots & flight engineers

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Southwest College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (816 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (50 degrees), Protective Services (36 degrees), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Psychology (40 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 Southwest College are Elementary & secondary schools (598,218 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (401,401 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (269,553 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (223,615 people), and Individual & family services (171,291 people).

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Southwest College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (816 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (50 degrees), Protective Services (36 degrees), Language & Linguistics (8 degrees), and Psychology (40 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 Southwest 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 Southwest College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

312
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
865
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 312 degrees were awarded to men at Los Angeles Southwest College, which is 0.361 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (865).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 196 degrees were awarded to men at Los Angeles Southwest College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.32 times less than the 612 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 612 degrees were awarded to women at Los Angeles Southwest College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 3.12 times more than the 196 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

4%
100% Completion Time
13%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 4% of students graduating from Los Angeles Southwest College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 13% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 20% 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 (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Los Angeles Southwest College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Black or African American
    644 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    416 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown
    57 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Los Angeles Southwest College is black or african american (644 degrees awarded). There were 1.55 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (416 degrees).

4.84% of degree recipients (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Black or African American Female
    522 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    259 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    157 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Los Angeles Southwest College is black or african american female (522 degrees awarded). There were 2.02 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (259 degrees).

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Operations

Los Angeles Southwest College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $580k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Los Angeles Southwest College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Los Angeles Southwest College employs 91 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Los Angeles Southwest College are Female Instructors (56), Male Instructors(35), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Los Angeles Southwest College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Service, with 40 employees, and Management with 12 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

Los Angeles Southwest College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Los Angeles Southwest 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 Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.6M - Federal
  2. $5.51M - State
  3. $1.33M - Local

As of 2019, Los Angeles Southwest College received $2.6M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.51M from state grants and contracts, and $1.33M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29.4M
2019 Salaries
0.626%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Los Angeles Southwest College paid a median of $29.4M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 0.626% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.738% growth from 2017 and a 9.34% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$9.47M
Instructional Salaries
91
Number of Employees

In 2019, Los Angeles Southwest College paid a total of $9.47M to 91 employees working as instructors, which represents 32.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
91 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
57 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Los Angeles Southwest College were Instructor with 91 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Los Angeles Southwest College were Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; Service with 40 employees; and Management with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

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

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Los Angeles Southwest College was Female Instructor with 56 employees, Male Instructor with 35 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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