East Los Angeles College

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General Information

Admission Office

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(323) 265-8712
Fax: (323) 265-8688

Contact: Jeremy Allred
Dean of Admissions

Main Address

1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754
(323) 265-8650



Total undergrads: 34,606
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,202
Degree-seeking undergrads: 12,458


Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $583 $543 $699 $699 0.00%
Books and Supplies $1,422 $2,316 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $2,005 $2,859 $2,337 $2,319 -0.77%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 801 89%
Grant or scholarship aid 801 89% $2,787,892 $3,481
• Federal grants 566 63% $2,171,207 $3,836
• Pell grants 566 63% $2,112,007 $3,731
• Other federal grants 95 11% $59,200 $623
State/local government grant or scholarships 795 88% $616,685 $776
Institutional grants or scholarships 0 0% $0
Student loan aid 13 1% $51,344 $3,950
• Federal student loans 13 1% $51,344 $3,950
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1070 1914
Architecture and Related Services 1 18
Architectural Technology/technician 1 16
Architecture and Related Services, Other 2
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 2
Ethnic Studies 2
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 30 294
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 14 186
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 2 43
Business Administration and Management 10 1
Customer Service Support/call Center/teleservice Operation 8
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 14
Office Management and Supervision
Real Estate 2 42
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 2
Communication and Journalism Programs 1 4
Journalism 1 4
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 7 5
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 1
Photographic and Film/video Technology/technician and Assistant 6 5
Prepress/desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Computing and Information Sciences 8 8
Computer Programming/programmer 5
Information Technology 8 3
Education 84
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs 84
Engineering Technology 4 8
Drafting and Design Technology/technician 4 4
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/technician 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 158 202
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 90
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 9 2
Medical Administrative/executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/coder 16
Medical/clinical Assistant 1
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 108 2
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 41 32
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 59
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 117 716
Corrections 55
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other 7
Criminal Justice/police Science 109 628
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician 8 11
Fire Science/fire-fighting 7
Forensic Science and Technology 8
Legal and Law Studies 3
Legal Administrative Assistant/secretary 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 482 392
Humanities/humanistic Studies 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 472 392
Mathematics and Statistics 9
Mathematics 9
Mechanics and Repairers 3 135
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 3 58
Electrical/electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 77
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 54
Biological and Physical Sciences 54
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 2
Health and Physical Education/fitness 2
Science Technologies/technicians 1
Science Technologies/technicians, Other 1
Social Sciences 138
Anthropology 1
Social Sciences 137
Visual and Performing Arts 2 5
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts
Graphic Design 2 5
Work and Family Studies 51 40
Child Care Provider/assistant 51 40
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Limited admission to nursing and allied health associate programs.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs
City/Community/Regional Planning A
Landscape Architecture A

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Commercial Photography C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Music – General A
Photography A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A
Administrative/Secretarial Services A
Business Administration/Management A
Business/Managerial Economics A
Customer Service Support C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
International Marketing A
Office Clerical Services A
Real Estate A,C
Sales and Distribution A,C

Communications & Journalism
Journalism A

Communications Technologies
Animation/Special Effects A,C
Desktop Publishing A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – General A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Early Childhood Education C

Architectural Engineering A
Civil Engineering A
Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering – General A
Engineering Mechanics A

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Engineering Technology A
Drafting and Design Technology C

Family & Consumer Sciences
Adult Development/Aging C
Child Development A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Community Health/Preventative Medicine A
Electrocardiograph Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance A
Medical Records Technology C
Nursing (RN) A
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling C
Ward Clerk C

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness A

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Psychology – General A

Science Technologies
Biology Technician C
Electron microscopy A,C

Security & Protective Services
Corrections C
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Forensic Technologies C
Police Science A,C
Probation and parole C
Security/Loss Prevention C

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

East Los Angeles College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (323) 265-8650
Website: www.elac.edu/
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: https://elac.edu/Student-Services/Apply
Address: 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 36,885
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 36 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 30,091 (82% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,220
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,110
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 79%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,630

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

East Los Angeles College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at East Los Angeles College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Architecture and Related Services 31
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 126
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 63
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 31
Education 1
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 41
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 135
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 62
Legal Professions and Studies 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 41
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 12
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 11
Social Sciences 6
Visual and Performing Arts 45
Grand total 6751

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at East Los Angeles College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,220
Out-of-state $8,110
Books and supplies $1,971

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,147 79%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,142 79% $5,630
Student loan aid 4 0% $3,897

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 16,660 45% $3,057
Federal student loans 176 0% $5,924

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for East Los Angeles College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled East Los Angeles College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

East Los Angeles College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 36,885
Undergraduate enrollment 36,885
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

East Los Angeles College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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