American Auto Institute

Gardena, CA

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American Auto Institute Student Essentials

American Auto Institute Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Private/For Profit
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Students)
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
Tuition: $16,650
Retention Rate: 73%
Enrollment: 3,960

About American Auto Institute

Are you a California resident, living in the Los Angeles County area, who wants to earn a professional certificate in an automotive field? If so, American Auto Institute (AAI) might be the right place for you.

AAI academics provide focused technical training and career-preparatory education in the following areas: Automobile Mechanics, Vehicle Emissions and Vehicle Maintenance.

Instructors are highly skilled and knowledgeable about the industry. They can even help students find work after graduation.

There is an open admissions policy at AAI, and advisors are there to assist applicants with the process. There are no special discounts on tuition rates for state residents.

The institute does participate in federal financial aid programs, and prospective students are encouraged to apply if they feel that they need help with tuition payments and other fees. If they are found eligible, students can receive funding in the form of grants and loans to supplement educational costs.

American Auto Institute Location

American Auto Institute
661 West Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247

Getting Around American Auto Institute


Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.



Total Students 3,960

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 57%
  • African American: 17%
  • Caucasian: 4%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 4%
  • Unknown and Other: 18%
Latino 57%
African American 17%
Caucasian 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 4%
Unknown and Other 18%

Full-Time 58%
Part-Time 42%
International 0%
Domestic 100%

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