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East Los Angeles College Overview

East Los Angeles College is a public institution located in Monterey Park, California. East Los Angeles College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

What Is East Los Angeles College Known For?

6,924 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at East Los Angeles College.
  • In 2017-2018, 33% of the faculty were full-time.

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East Los Angeles College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

East Los Angeles College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#20 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#58 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at East Los Angeles College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#69 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is East Los Angeles College?

Location of East Los Angeles College

Contact details for East Los Angeles College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
Phone: 323-265-8650
Website: www.elac.edu/

How Do I Get Into East Los Angeles College?

You can apply to East Los Angeles College online at: https://elac.edu/Student-Services/Apply

East Los Angeles College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford East Los Angeles College?

11.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At East Los Angeles College, approximately 0% of students took out student loans averaging $3,526 a year. That adds up to $14,104 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at East Los Angeles College is 11.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

East Los Angeles College Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,813 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
88% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 36,885 undergraduate students at East Los Angeles College, with 6,813 being full-time and 30,072 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  East Los Angeles College

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,813 full-time undergraduates at East Los Angeles College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  East Los Angeles College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of East Los Angeles College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of East Los Angeles College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 710
Black or African American 103
Hispanic or Latino 5,158
White 103
International Students 408
Other Races/Ethnicities 331

Over 50 countries are represented at East Los Angeles College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Hong Kong.

Online Learning at East Los Angeles College

2,116 Took All Classes Online
5,816 Took At Least One Class Online
27.9% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 5,816 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at East Los Angeles College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of East Los Angeles College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at East Los Angeles College was 27.9%. This is the #734 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at East Los Angeles College regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

East Los Angeles College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 2 81 1,400 1,483
Criminal Justice & Corrections 1,115 300 0 1,415
General Social Sciences 0 754 0 754
Accounting 598 15 16 629
Business Administration & Management 83 246 12 341
Human Development & Family Studies 99 161 8 268
Biological & Physical Science 0 234 0 234
General Psychology 0 184 0 184
Fire Protection 140 22 0 162
Sociology 0 149 0 149
Special Education 121 0 0 121
Health & Medical Administrative Services 1 33 75 109
Business Support & Assistant Services 55 6 9 70
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 51 8 11 70
Nursing 0 63 5 68
Homeland Security 62 0 0 62
Real Estate 56 3 0 59
Allied Health Professions 14 27 16 57
Health & Physical Education 2 44 0 46
Communication & Media Studies 0 44 0 44
Architectural Sciences & Technology 37 3 3 43
Mathematics 0 42 0 42
Mental & Social Health Services 23 0 18 41
Computer Information Systems 29 8 0 37
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 37 0 0 37
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 31 3 0 34
General English Literature 0 33 0 33
Political Science & Government 0 33 0 33
History 0 31 0 31
Drama & Theater Arts 16 12 0 28
Economics 0 27 0 27
Fine & Studio Arts 0 27 0 27
Graphic Communications 0 6 18 24
Audiovisual Communications 17 3 0 20
Design & Applied Arts 0 10 8 18
General Engineering 14 0 0 14
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 0 14 0 14
Romance Languages 0 14 0 14
Anthropology 0 12 0 12
Health Sciences & Services 10 0 0 10
General Sales & Marketing 0 7 2 9
Journalism 4 5 0 9
Music 0 8 0 8
Computer Programming 6 0 0 6
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 6 0 6
Ethnic Studies 0 5 0 5
Philosophy 0 4 0 4
Geography & Cartography 0 4 0 4
International Business 3 0 0 3
Other Science Technologies/Technicians 3 0 0 3
Architecture (Other) 1 0 0 1
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 0 1 1
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 1 0 1
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 0 0 0
General Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Public Health 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0
Human Services 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 2,630 2,692 1,602 6,924

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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