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IPEDS ID: 125471
OPE ID: 00859600
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West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, California 90230-3519
General information:  (310) 287-4200
Website:  www.wlac.edu/
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  8,656 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  24 to 1
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services, Fall 2022
4.10%
High school students enrolled in college courses for credit, 2022-2023
2,508
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
For-credit instruction programs offered
Occupational
Academic
Recreational or avocational (leisure) programs
Adult basic or high school equivalency
Developmental
Noncredit education offered
Workforce Education
Developmental Education
Adult Basic Education
Adult High School Diploma or Equivalent
English as a Second Language
Continuing Professional Education
Credit Accepted
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2022Full timePart time
Total faculty103272
Instructional103272
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
Tuition and fees
In-state$1,238$1,238$1,238$1,2380.0%
Out-of-state$8,570$9,012$9,870$10,1302.6%
Books and supplies$1,080$1,125$1,152$938-18.6%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Food and Housing$16,580$17,253$17,784$19,4319.3%
Other expenses$4,642$4,761$4,860$6,19227.4%
Off Campus with Family
Other expenses$4,163$4,275$4,374$5,22019.3%
Total Expenses2020-20212021-20222022-20232023-2024% change 2022-2023 to 2023-2024
In-state
Off Campus$23,540$24,377$25,034$27,79911.0%
Off Campus with Family$6,481$6,638$6,764$7,3969.3%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$30,872$32,151$33,666$36,6919.0%
Off Campus with Family$13,813$14,412$15,396$16,2885.8%
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Alternative Tuition Plans and Promise Program
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition planX
  • Participates in a Promise program
  • Alternative tuition plans include the California College Promise Grant.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2022-2023
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Any student financial aid123470%————
Grant or scholarship aid23470%$1,595,103$6,817
Federal grants21665%$942,549$4,364
Pell grants16349%$867,152$5,320
Other federal grants20863%$75,397$362
State/local government grant or scholarships23370%$652,554$2,801
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid(*)1%(*)(*)
Federal student loans(*)1%(*)(*)
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students awarded Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number awarded aid and total and average amounts of aid awarded are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber awarded aidPercent awarded aidTotal amount of aid awardedAverage amount of aid awarded
Degree/certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid14,17962%$15,218,503$3,642
Pell grants1,69524%$7,074,103$4,174
Federal student loans1502%$1,188,695$7,925
Non-degree/non-certificate-seeking
Grant or scholarship aid132719%$585,159$1,789
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid awarded, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2020-20212021-20222022-2023
Average net price$10,259$11,800$9,426
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2020-20212021-20222022-2023
$0 – $30,000$7,260$9,594$6,841
$30,001 – $48,000$9,101$9,704$6,739
$48,001 – $75,000$11,394$13,203$8,381
$75,001 – $110,000$14,229$13,799$10,477
$110,001 and more
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for Food and Housing and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students awarded federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2022
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)8,656
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,767
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 17%
Part-time: 83%Student Gender:
Male: 41%
Female: 59%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 6%
Black or African American: 21%
Hispanic/Latino: 50%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 16%
Two or more races: 4%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
U.S. Nonresident: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 52%
25 and over: 48%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 91%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 6%
Unknown: 3%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2021.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled exclusively in distance education courses: 71%
Enrolled in some, but not all, distance education courses: 14%
Not enrolled in any distance education courses: 15%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 100%
Part-time students: 100%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2021 and Returned in Fall 2022
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution without completing at the current institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 9 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2022.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 21%
Transfer-out rate: 14%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 19%
Female: 24%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
Asian: 42%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 25%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 25%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 12%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 26%
U.S. Nonresident: 28%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2017 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 30%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 41%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 17%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 24%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 16%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 14%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 23%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 24%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 1%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 30%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 2%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 7%
Received an Associate's degree: 19%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2015-16
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 13%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 22%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 12%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 1%
Enrolled at same institution: 0%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2022-2023
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramUndergraduate
Certificate
AssociateBachelor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-6-
Category total-6-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping14-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0d0d-
Business Administration and Management, General-93-
Business/Commerce, General2d12d-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General113-
Real Estate5710-
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General-2-
Small Business Administration/Management46-
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations0d0d-
Category total75d130d-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-13-
Category total-13-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General3--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance3--
Computer Programming/Programmer, General1--
Computer Science-7-
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications149-
Information Technology16-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design-4-
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster60d-
Category total2826d-
Engineering/Engineering-related Technologies/Technicians
Biomedical Technology/Technician7--
Category total7--
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-7-
Category total-7-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care Provider/Assistant533-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-2-
Category total535-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
French Language and Literature-0d-
Spanish Language and Literature-5-
Category total-5d-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant13713-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-056
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)3--
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General0d34d-
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other-0-
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary18--
Medical/Clinical Assistant3811-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant423-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling57-
Category total243d68d56
History
History, General-2-
Category total-2-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration-49-
Criminal Justice/Police Science-0-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician44-
Category total453-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary4--
Legal Assistant/Paralegal2821-
Legal Studies-4-
Category total3225-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies-117-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies474358-
Category total474475-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-12-
Category total-12-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician49--
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician5914-
Category total10814-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences-35-
Category total-35-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies32-
Category total32-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, Fitness, and Kinesiology
Exercise Science and Kinesiology-15-
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General-0-
Category total-15-
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy-3-
Category total-3-
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General-0-
Physics, General-10-
Category total-10-
Psychology
Psychology, General-63-
Category total-63-
Social Sciences
Anthropology, General-3-
Economics, General-10-
Geography-0d-
Political Science and Government, General-15-
Sociology, General-48-
Category total-76d-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-7-
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics-2-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production36--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General-2-
Drawing-2-
Music, General-0-
Visual and Performing Arts, General-2-
Category total3615-
Grand total1,0151,09056
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2022-2023
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 70%
Part-time students: 33%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time80%78%
200 percent of normal time80%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
Athletics Participation
  • Sanction Body: CCCAA
Varsity Men's and Women's TeamsMenWomen
Baseball32
Basketball1513
Football74
Soccer17
Track and Field, Outdoor3614
Track and Field, X-Country51
Volleyball10
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1971)03/01/2030
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Hygiene (DH)Accredited since (05/14/1971)12/31/2025
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/107071.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201920202021
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape100
d. Fondling001
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery000
h. Aggravated assault001
i. Burglary000
j. Motor vehicle theft000
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201920202021
a. Domestic violence000
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking001
Arrests201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations000
c. Liquor law violations000
Disciplinary Actions201920202021
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.000
b. Drug abuse violations200
c. Liquor law violations000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year202020192018
Default rate0.0%4.3%8.8%
Number in default0917
Number in repayment169208192
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)