Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC)

Los Angeles, CA

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Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles Southwest College Student Essentials

Los Angeles Southwest College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+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: $6,160
Retention Rate: 58%
Enrollment: 10,732
Year Established: 1967

About LASC

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.

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LASC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 7 Reviews

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

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

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

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.


LASC Map & Location

Los Angeles Southwest College
1600 W Imperial Hwy.
Los Angeles, CA 90047


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Getting Around LASC

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

7/10
walk

Transit

Good transit. This area has adequate public transportation.

7/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Los Angeles, CA

Winter
Dec
65
49
Jan
65
49
Feb
64
50
Spring
Mar
64
52
Apr
66
54
May
68
57
Summer
Jun
71
61
Jul
74
64
Aug
75
64
Fall
Sep
75
63
Oct
73
59
Nov
69
53

LASC Students

Total Students 10,732

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 33%
  • African American: 57%
  • Caucasian: 2%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 33%
African American 57%
Caucasian 2%
Asian 2%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 10%
Part-Time 90%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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