LASC Description

The newly renovated Los Angeles Southwest College is ideal for residents of South Los Angeles who either wish to get career training or eventually transfer to a UC or Cal State school.

Located on Imperial Highway in Los Angeles, Southwest is easily accessed from such towns as Hawthorne, Inglewood and Norwalk.

The occupational certificate at Southwest is the most time and cost-efficient path to a career. Usually taking an average of six months to complete, these certificates prepare students for careers as Real Estate Agents, Receptionists and Speech Therapy Assistants, among others.

Professional associate’s degrees are awarded in such areas as Administration of Justice, Business, Child Development and Information Technology.

There are also a host of associate’s degree programs and courses in the Liberal Arts, Humanities, Sciences and Fine Arts.

Part of the Los Angeles Community College district, Southwest’s programs are designed to allow students to transfer with ease to such schools as UCLA and Cal State L.A.

Since Southwest has undergone major renovations in recent years, it offers a pleasant and stimulating environment for students when they’re not in class. Some examples are a new performing arts complex, as well as a new stadium, bookstore and student services center.

With a significantly lower tuition for California residents, Southwest is accessible in a way that most four-year schools are not. However, many students still require additional assistance. For this reason loans, grants, work-study and scholarships are offered to those who qualify. Tuition waiver programs are also available to certain populations including veterans.

Quick Facts about Los Angeles Southwest College

Region

Southwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Cougar

Website

www.lasc.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$1,220

Out-of-State Tuition

$5,580

Retention Rate

58%

Enrollment

7,809

Year Established

1967

LASC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  2 reviews
4 star
  2 reviews
3 star
  3 reviews
2 star
 
1 star
 

43% of students gave Los Angeles Southwest College 3 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

I like southwest College and i believe its a college that is constantly revolving positively to enhance effective study environment. The school has added new classes, bigger parking lot, more teachers, and more amenities.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

At this moment I am good in this college, it has good teachers and staff, and it has good online classes too. It's a great experience for me. Everyone one can fine the necessary and appropiate financial aid.

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LASC Students

Total Students
7,809

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
0%
Part-Time
100%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
25%
African American
64%
Caucasian
1%
Asian
2%
Unknown and Other
8%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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