East Los Angeles College (ELAC) is a two-year college offering more than 25 associate degrees and certificates. Academic departments include the Department of Administration of Justice, Automotive Technology, and Chicano Studies. ELAC offers transfer courses as well as occupational programs. Many general studies degrees can be earned online.
The college has graduated more Hispanics during the first decade of the twenty-first century than any other community college in California and consistently ranks well in national surveys. ELAC is the top California degree and certificate producer for Hispanics. The school ranks second in the nation in terms of Hispanic student transfers to four-year institutions.
ELAC was originally established by the Los Angeles City Board of Education and moved to its present site in 1948.