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Laurus College Overview

Laurus College is a private for-profit institution located in San Luis Obispo, California. San Luis Obispo is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Laurus College Known For?

153 Undergraduate Awards
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Laurus College.
  • In 2017-2018, 77% of the faculty were full-time.

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Laurus 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.

Program Level Awards

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

Rank Ranking Name Share
#11 Most Popular Online Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#19 Most Popular Online Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Health & Medical Administrative Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Most Popular Information Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Most Popular Online Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Laurus College?

Location of Laurus College

Contact details for Laurus College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 81 Higuera St Ste 110, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-267-1690

Laurus College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Laurus College?

90% Take Out Loans
19.1% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Laurus College, approximately 90% of students took out student loans averaging $9,402 a year. That adds up to $37,608 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Laurus College is 19.1%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Laurus College Undergraduate Student Diversity

89 Full-Time Undergraduates
46% Women
64% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 878 undergraduate students at Laurus College, with 89 being full-time and 789 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Laurus College

Gender Diversity

Of the 89 full-time undergraduates at Laurus College, 54% are male and 46% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Laurus College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Laurus College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Laurus College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 10
Black or African American 14
Hispanic or Latino 23
White 26
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 16

Online Learning at Laurus College

344 Took All Classes Online
344 Took At Least One Class Online
-3.1% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 344 students took at least one online class at the school.

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


This school is the 81st most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Laurus College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Laurus College was -3.1%. This is the #2,385 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Laurus College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Laurus College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Computer & Information Sciences 10%
Information Technology 23%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Laurus College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Laurus College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Graphic Communications #20
Communications Technologies & Support #25
Computer Software & Applications #83
Information Technology #142
Health & Medical Administrative Services #379
Computer & Information Sciences #459

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%.

Laurus College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Associate’s TOTAL
Health & Medical Administrative Services 77 77
Information Technology 35 35
Business Administration & Management 26 26
Graphic Communications 10 10
Computer Software & Applications 5 5
TOTAL 153 153


*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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