Los Angeles City College

855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles City College, located in Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1927 when it was known as Los Angeles Junior College. LACC has gone through a variety of governing bodies, starting with the Los Angeles Secondary School District, followed by the Los Angeles Junior College District, the Los Unified School District and finally the Los Angeles Community College District, which is comprised of nine schools located throughout Los Angeles County. Los Angeles City College is located in the Hollywood portion of Los Angeles, and is easily accessible through the city's public transportation system, including a nearby Metro Station for convenience. The school has a large number of programs, but is well known for its film program which is considered among the best among two year institutions.

Los Angeles City College offers a large number of programs, allowing students to choose the career or academic program that best suits their future goals. Career programs provide training and education in a given field, allowing students to specialize in that area and perform the duties and tasks associated with that career. Students will take between one and two years to complete a program, earning a certificate or diploma that demonstrates competency and allows entry into the workforce as a qualified professional.

Academic transfer is accomplished by completing the necessary units normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education. Upon completion, students will apply to a four year institution to continue their education and earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer agreements are in place with the University of California and California State University Systems which guarantee admission if certain academic criteria are met. Students applying to other schools should meet with a counselor to develop a curriculum that best suits the student's desired school or school's transfer requirements.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution, any students that have earned a high school diploma or equivalent, or are at least 18 years of age will be admitted upon submission of the application for admission. Transcripts and standardized test scores should also be submitted and a placement exam may be required prior to registration. New students are encouraged to participate in orientation and meet with a counselor to plan their curriculum and discuss program enrollment. Registration takes place shortly before the start of each semester with fees due thereafter.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine financial need, program eligibility and monetary awards. California residents may also be eligible for CalGrants awarded for academic excellence. Financial aid should be applied for prior to posted deadlines, and must be reapplied for at the start of each academic year. Students may be asked to provide the financial aid office with additional documentation to ensure the FAFSA is accurate prior to the disbursement of funds.

Los Angeles City College offers a number of athletic programs, encouraging students to participate to grow socially, academically, and personally. Athletic programs provide a forum for healthy competition and assist in the development of useful skills, such as discipline, teamwork and good health. Students will find camaraderie with peers in pursuit of a unified goal, experiencing success and failure together. Students interested in participating in athletic programs should contact the athletic department in order to obtain tryout dates and the appropriate forms.

Athletic programs at LACC:

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,600. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,200-$1,400
    • Out-of-State: $6,800-$8,143
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $46-$55 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $260-$310 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid73%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships73%$5,795
Receiving Student Loans1%$4,296

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Los Angeles City College may provide services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Employment search assistance
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how Los Angeles City College compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Los Angeles County and community colleges in California in total.

 Los Angeles City CollegeLos Angeles CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate13.9%22.2%24.3%
Transfer-out Rate8.5%12.0%13.8%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Dental Laboratory Technician Program
    • Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1967)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Los Angeles City College.

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