West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA
- FAFSA School Code: 008596
- Phone: (310) 287-4200
- School Homepage
- Phone: (310) 287-4501
- Admissions Page
Financial Aid Office
- Phone: (310) 287-4532
- Financial Aid Page
West Los Angeles College, located in Los Angeles, California, was founded in 1969 and is one of nine colleges that comprise the Los Angeles Community College District, and one of 112 colleges that comprise the California Community College System. The school offers higher education and vocational education opportunities for residents living in the areas of Marina Del Ray, Culver City, Greater West Los Angeles, and other nearby area. The school serves over 10,000 students annually as part of its mission to provide high quality education and services to residents of its service area.
West Los Angeles College offers a variety of programs aimed at providing transfer options or vocational/technical training in order to meet the needs of potential students and assist them in achieving their goals. Academic transfer programs allow students to pursue educational opportunities at colleges and universities through the completion of a curriculum that mirrors the freshman and sophomore years of such schools, followed by applying for transfer in order to complete the final two years, and thus earn a bachelor's degree. Students applying for transfer to CSU or UC system schools will find transfer made easier through agreements in place that guarantee admission of certain academic prerequisites are met. Transfer to out of state or private institutions will require varying requirements to be met and as such it is advised that students meet with a counselor prior to their first semester in order to plan a curriculum that best meets one's goals.
Vocational and technical programs provide students with the option to receive an education that assists in obtaining long term employment in a specialized area. Such programs provide students with the skills and education necessary to enter the workforce in a given area or industry through traditional and practical courses taught by veterans of the respective industry. Practical courses in particular will be taught by professionals ensuring that training is approached with safety while assuring that it mirrors real life situations. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a certificate or degree based on the type of program pursued.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
West Los Angeles College maintains an open enrollment policy that allows students to enroll easily if they are at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. Submission of an application, previous records, and payment of fees is required before a student may register for classes. Prior to registration students are encouraged to participate in orientation and to meet with a counselor. Additionally, new students may be required to take a placement exam.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, and scholarships which are awarded based on need as determined through the applicant's Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which is used by the financial aid office to determine need and program eligibility when constructing the aid packet. Aid must be reapplied for prior to each academic year, and should be submitted prior to posted deadlines in order to ensure that funds are disbursed in a timely fashion.
Get a full list of community colleges in California and see how well West Los Angeles College compares among other community colleges by visiting our community colleges in California listings page.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $960-$1,100
- Out-of-State: $5,900-$7,078
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $36-$43 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $190-$230 per credit 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||74%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||74%||$4,122|
|Receiving Student Loans||6%||$5,081|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 10%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, West Los Angeles College may offer services like those listed below:
- Online classes
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Student employment
- Assisting students to find work
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how West Los Angeles College compares against other community colleges in Los Angeles County and the state of California as whole.
|West Los Angeles College||Los Angeles County||California|
Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities
The list of schools below are popular among students transferring out of West Los Angeles College. Visit the following school profiles to get admissions information, including admissions requirements and contact information:
- University of California - Los Angeles
- University of Southern California
- California State University - Dominguez Hills
- California State University - Los Angeles
- California State University - Northridge
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1971)
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.
Get more information about the programs offered by West Los Angeles College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
- Biology (A)
Business and Marketing Studies
- Business Administration (A)
- Real Estate (A, C)
- Bookkeeping (A, C)
- Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations (A, C)
- Sales, Distribution, and Marketing (A)
- Commerce (A, C)
Communications and Journalism
- Communications (A)
Computer and Information Sciences
- Computer Networking (A, C)
- Web and Multimedia Management (A, C)
- Computer (C)
- Information Technology (A, C)
- Education, Early Childhood Special Education Programs (C)
- Industrial Production Technologies (C)
English Language and Literature
- English (A)
Family and Consumer Sciences
- Child Care Provider (A, C)
Foreign Languages and Literature
- Spanish Language and Literature (A)
Health and Clinical Professions
- History (A)
- Biological and Physical Sciences (A)
Legal Professions and Studies
- Paralegal (A, C)
- Legal Administrative Assistant (C)
Liberal Arts and Sciences
- Liberal Arts (A)
- Humanistic Studies (A)
Mechanic and Repair Technology
- Aircraft Powerplant Technology (C)
- Aircraft Mechanic (A, C)
- Psychology (A)
Security and Protective Services
- Police Science (A, C)
- Fire Protection and Safety Technology (A, C)
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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