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Culver City, CA 90230-3519
p. 310-287-4200
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West Los Angeles College

West Los Angeles College Rating: 3.0/5 (3 votes)

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West Los Angeles College (WLAC) offers 41 associate’s degrees and 25 skill certificates in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, liberal arts and hospitality. A certificate of achievement is awarded when a student has 18 or more units in a field of study. The school also offers a skill certificate which is issued for programs that are 17 units or less. The school offers almost 1,000 classes between 12 different programs. A few highlights include:

  • The Aviation and Travel program offers courses to help students obtain an FAA license.
  • The Communication, Entertainment and Media Arts Division offers skill certificates in cinema, broadcasting and theater.
  • The Humanities and Fine Arts Division at West Los Angeles hosts classes in architecture, art and music. The associate degree in art program includes classes in ceramics, art history and oil painting. The degree also offers a skill certificate in computer graphic arts.
  • The Language Arts Division at WLAC offers courses in English, Jewish studies and speech communication. The Jewish studies program offers field trips to Jewish historical and cultural sites around Los Angeles. They also offer a program that takes students on a trip to Israel to visit the holy city of Jerusalem. Students receive 6 academic credit units for the trip.

West Los Angeles College has recently added an internship program for all Los Angeles area Community Colleges. The internship program is available in computer technology, human resources and construction management.

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Along with a completed application, students must complete math and English assessments for appropriate class registration and submit ACT/SAT scores. High school and all prior college transcripts must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.

Financial Aid

Students must submit a FAFSA form to be considered for aid. The school offers grants, scholarships, work study program and loans.

Grants include The Federal Pell Grant and The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. State grants include the Chafee Grant, The Child Development Teacher Grant.

Scholarships include Computer Science and Computer Engineering Academic Scholarships, and the CCNMA Journalism Scholarships.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5051st for the average student loan amount.
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West Los Angeles College was established in 1969 in Culver City, Marina Del Rey and Greater West Los Angeles. The campus is situated on 70 acres with an enrollment of around 10,000 students.

The Associated Students Organization offers many campus clubs including the dental hygiene club, the paralegal club and the WLAC walking club.

The Student Voice is the campus newspaper of West Los Angeles College and can be found online.

Student Enrollment Demographics


West Los Angeles College participates in eight intercollegiate athletic programs including baseball, basketball and football. The Wildcats compete in the Western State Conference in the NJCAA.

Pro-Bowl wide receiver Keyshawn Johnson of the NFL is a WLAC alumnus.

Information Summary

Ranks 213th in California and 2385th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 1 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 64 0.16
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 2 0.01
Forcible Rape 6 0.02
Robbery 74 0.19
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 199 0.51
Larceny 1,363 3.46
Vehicle theft 107 0.27

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Culver City, CA 90230-3519
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population31,945 (31,945 urban / N/A rural)
Households12,902 (2.46 people per house)
Median Household Income$51,275
Families7,651 (3.18 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District637

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4215th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,219 $1,219 $6,159
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $2 $2 $2
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $190
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,931 $2,931 $7,871
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,366 $18,366 $23,306
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,206 $7,206 $12,146

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $960 $1,220 $960 $1,220 $5,900 $6,160
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,665
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,863 $10,962
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,059 $4,158
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,185 $4,275

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1347th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $69,997 ($65,902 male / $67,772 female)
Number of FT Faculty 95 (42 male / 53 female)
Number of PT Faculty 359
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $2,839,012

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