Los Angeles Southwest College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,196
2022 Average Net Price
$9,271
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
9.76%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
4,913
11% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
19%
65 Graduates

About

Los Angeles Southwest College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Los Angeles Southwest College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (539 degrees awarded), Biological & Physical Sciences (154 degrees), and General Psychology (38 degrees).

In 2022, 1,431 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Los Angeles Southwest College. 78.8% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 21.2% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was black or african american (676 degrees), 1.06 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (635 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Los Angeles Southwest 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 Southwest 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 $9,271.

In 2022, 57% of undergraduate students attending Los Angeles Southwest College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,196
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Los Angeles Southwest College was $1,196. The cost of tuition at Los Angeles Southwest 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

$9,271
2022 Value
7.17%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Los Angeles Southwest College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,271. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Los Angeles Southwest College grew by 7.17%.

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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 Southwest 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

57%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

57% of undergraduate students at Los Angeles Southwest College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 3.39% with respect to 2021, when 59% 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.
9.76%
2019 Default Rate
20
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Los Angeles Southwest College was 9.76%, which represents 20 out of the 205 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 had a total enrollment of 4,913 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Los Angeles Southwest College is 542 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,371. This means that 11% 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 48.5% Hispanic or Latino, 36.2% Black or African American, 5.54% White, 3.66% Asian, 3.22% Two or More Races, 0.204% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.122% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Los Angeles Southwest College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Black or African American Female (33.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (24.7%) and Black or African American Male (18.8%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

11%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Los Angeles Southwest College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 4,913 students. The full-time enrollment at Los Angeles Southwest College is 542 and the part-time enrollment is 4,371. This means that 11% of students enrolled at Los Angeles Southwest College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

65%
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 Southwest College was 65%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), 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 (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,384 enrolled students
  2. Black or African American
    1,778 enrolled students
  3. White
    272 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Los Angeles Southwest College is 48.5% Hispanic or Latino, 36.2% Black or African American, 5.54% White, 3.66% Asian, 3.22% Two or More Races, 0.204% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.122% 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, 117 students (2.38%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 823 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 (676 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (635 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Los Angeles Southwest College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (539 degrees awarded), followed by Biological & Physical Sciences (154 degrees) and General Psychology (38 degrees).

In 2022,  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 (893 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (154 degrees), and Human Sciences (55 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 Southwest College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (348,484 people), Other managers (285,098 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (259,929 people), Postsecondary teachers (138,739 people), and Chief executives & legislators (128,138 people).

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Southwest College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (893 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (154 degrees), Human Sciences (55 degrees), Social Sciences (45 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (7 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 Southwest 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 Southwest College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (893 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (154 degrees), Human Sciences (55 degrees), Social Sciences (45 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (7 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 Southwest College are Elementary & secondary schools (583,167 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (327,304 people), Legal services (284,287 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (241,940 people), and Computer Systems Design (221,588 people).

The most specialized majors at Los Angeles Southwest College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (893 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (154 degrees), Human Sciences (55 degrees), Social Sciences (45 degrees), and Language & Linguistics (7 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 Southwest College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 539 degrees awarded
  2. 154 degrees awarded
  3. 38 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Los Angeles Southwest College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 539 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

304
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,127
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 304 degrees were awarded to men at Los Angeles Southwest College, which is 0.27 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,127).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 177 degrees were awarded to men at Los Angeles Southwest College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.248 times less than the 713 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 713 degrees were awarded to men at Los Angeles Southwest College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 4.03 times more than the 177 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

9%
100% Completion Time
18%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 9% 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, 18% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 23% 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 (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Los Angeles Southwest College is Female and Asian (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Black or African American
    676 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    635 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    39 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Los Angeles Southwest College is black or african american (676 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more black or african american recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (635 degrees).

2.1% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Black or African American Female
    517 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    514 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    159 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Los Angeles Southwest College is black or african american female (517 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more black or african american female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (514 degrees).

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Operations

Los Angeles Southwest College employs 71 Instructors. Most academics at Los Angeles Southwest College are Female Instructor (46), and Male Instructor (25).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Los Angeles Southwest College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, Service, with 28 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $12.4M - Federal
  2. $11.2M - State
  3. $3.31M - Local

As of 2022, Los Angeles Southwest College received $12.4M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $11.2M from state grants and contracts, and $3.31M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$27.2M
2022 Salaries
1.55%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Los Angeles Southwest College paid a median of $27.2M in salaries, a 1.55% decline from the previous year.

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

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Instructional Salaries

$8.39M
Instructional Salaries
71
Number of Employees

In 2022, Los Angeles Southwest College paid a total of $8.39M to 71 employees working as instructors, which represents 30.8% 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
71 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Los Angeles Southwest College was Instructor with 71 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Los Angeles Southwest College were Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees, Service with 28 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 14 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 Southwest College was Female Instructor with 46 employees, and Male Instructor with 25 employees.

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

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