Los Angeles Southwest College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,220

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,199

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

17%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

6,268

19.9% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

12.1%

24 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 2017, 1,204 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Los Angeles Southwest College. 72.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 27.7% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were black or african american (647 degrees), 1.34 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (484 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Los Angeles Southwest College is $1,220, which is $-6,194 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Los Angeles Southwest College is $1,220, which is $-6,194 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,199.

In 2017, 74% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 6% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,220

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Los Angeles Southwest College was $1,220. The cost of tuition at Los Angeles Southwest College is $-6,194 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,199

2017 Value

1.89%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Los Angeles Southwest College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,199. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Los Angeles Southwest College grew by 1.89%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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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 Southwest 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

74%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

6%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

74% of undergraduate students at Los Angeles Southwest College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 2.63% with respect to 2016, when 76% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at Los Angeles Southwest College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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.

17%

2016 Default Rate

30

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Los Angeles Southwest College was 17%, which represents 30 out of the 176 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 6,268 students. The full-time enrollment at Los Angeles Southwest College is 1,249 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,019. This means that 19.9% 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 49% Black or African American, 40.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.38% Two or More Races, 2.36% White, 0.989% Asian, 0.351% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.16% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Los Angeles Southwest College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Black or African American Female (34.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (24.8%) and Black or African American Male (17.8%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

19.9%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Los Angeles Southwest College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,268 students. The full-time enrollment at Los Angeles Southwest College is 1,249 and the part-time enrollment is 5,019. This means that 19.9% of students enrolled at Los Angeles Southwest College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%

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 Southwest College was 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Los Angeles Southwest College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    3,070

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,522

  3. Two or More Races

    149

The enrolled student population at Los Angeles Southwest College is 49% Black or African American, 40.2% Hispanic or Latino, 2.38% Two or More Races, 2.36% White, 0.989% Asian, 0.351% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.16% 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, 265 students (4.23%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 538 more women than men received degrees from Los Angeles Southwest College. The majority of degree recipients at Los Angeles Southwest College are black or african american (647 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more black or african american graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (484 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 (772 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (62 degrees), and Protective Services (58 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 (287,300 people), Other managers (156,627 people), Social workers, all other (136,942 people), Police officers (131,709 people), and Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (107,499 people).

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Southwest College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (772 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (62 degrees), Protective Services (58 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and Psychology (41 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 Surgeons, Physicians, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Nurse anesthetists, and Information security analysts

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Southwest College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (772 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (62 degrees), Protective Services (58 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and Psychology (41 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 (605,403 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (357,533 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (251,529 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (238,727 people), and Individual & family services (160,916 people).

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Southwest College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (772 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (62 degrees), Protective Services (58 degrees), Language & Linguistics (10 degrees), and Psychology (41 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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 333

  2. 871

In 2017, 333 degrees were awarded to men at Los Angeles Southwest College, which is 0.382 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (871).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 201 degrees were awarded to men at Los Angeles Southwest College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.359 times less than the 560 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 560 degrees were awarded to women at Los Angeles Southwest College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 2.79 times more than the 201 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

3%

100% Completion Time

14%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 3% 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, 14% 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.

Two or More Races Female

Highest Graduation Rate (25%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Los Angeles Southwest College is Female and Two or More Races (25% 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, 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

    647 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    484 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    23 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Los Angeles Southwest College is black or african american (647 degrees awarded). There were 1.34 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (484 degrees).

1.91% of degree recipients (23 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Black or African American Female

    476 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Female

    342 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    171 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Los Angeles Southwest College is black or african american female (476 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (342 degrees).

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Operations

Los Angeles Southwest 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 $395k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Los Angeles Southwest College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Los Angeles Southwest College employs 83 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Los Angeles Southwest College are Female Instructors (52), Male Instructors(31), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Los Angeles Southwest College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 52 employees, Service, with 31 employees, and Management with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

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

This line chart shows how the endowment at Los Angeles Southwest College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

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. $4.27M - Federal

  2. $5.28M - State

  3. $1.19M - Local

As of 2017, Los Angeles Southwest College received $4.27M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $5.28M from state grants and contracts, and $1.19M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$29.3M

2017 Salaries

9.34%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Los Angeles Southwest College paid a median of $29.3M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 9.34% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 1.74% growth from 2015 and a 7.89% growth from 2014.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$7.8M

Instructional Salaries

83

Number of Employees

In 2017, Los Angeles Southwest College paid a total of $7.8M to 83 employees working as instructors, which represents 26.6% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.16M (26%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

83 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

52 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Los Angeles Southwest College were Instructor with 83 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Los Angeles Southwest College were Office and Administrative Support with 52 employees; Service with 31 employees; and Management with 13 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 Southwest College was Female Instructor with 52 employees, Male Instructor with 31 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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