East Los Angeles College

East Los Angeles College

Founded in 1945, East Los Angeles College, (ELAC), is a community college of the Los Angeles Community College District. It is located in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park. This two year college offers many associate degree programs in over 25 fields of study.

ELAC features an instructional center, bookstore, cafeteria, library, sports stadium, auditorium and an indoor swim stadium. The official mascot of the athletic teams of ELAC is the Husky. They participate in various sports like baseball, volleyball, football, soccer, basketball, softball, badminton and wrestling.

Some of the notable alumni of ELAC are Antonio Villaraigosa, Mayor of Los Angeles; Leroy D. Baca, Sheriff of Los Angeles; and Gloria Molina, Los Angeles county supervisor.

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East Los Angeles College
1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park , CA 91754-6099
General Phone: (323) 265-8650

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East Los Angeles College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Security and Law Enforcement1,365criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Liberal Arts822minority and gender studies, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, anthropology
Family and Social Work174family and consumer science, child development, human services
Business and Management165business management, accounting, sales and marketing
Nursing and Emergency Medicine127EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology109medical coding, medical assistant, respiratory care tech
Mechanics and Repair80electrical installation and repair, automobile mechanics
Real Estate and Construction Management48real estate
Office and Administration47office management, administrative assistant
Medical Administration33medical records tech, medical secretary, community health
Engineering Technician29engineering technology, HVAC tech, drafting
Photography and Commercial Art25commercial photography
Architecture and Planning24architectural tech, architectural services
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science, information technology, computer programming
Media6journalism, digital communications, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Law6legal secretary
Science and Laboratory Technician3biology tech, science tech
Design2graphic design
Therapy and Counseling1substance abuse counseling
Science0biological and physical sciences
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education

Number of programs and degrees for East Los Angeles College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1,74520
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years13415
Associate's degree1,19938

East Los Angeles College Student Body

In 2007-2008, East Los Angeles College had a total enrollment of 28,889 students (16,584 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 10%
Black 4%
Hispanic 60%
Asian 15%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 16%
20-21 14%
22-24 14%
25-29 15%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 12%
50-64 7%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown9%

East Los Angeles College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 41 %

East Los Angeles College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Monterey Park, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

East Los Angeles College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 606
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,470
Books and supplies $ 1,482

Financial Aid:
East Los Angeles College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2226000)

East Los Angeles College Faculty

East Los Angeles College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1414
Non-tenured and not on tenure track2835

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year10$91,87619$95,004
All faculty totalcalendar year10$91,87619$95,004

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year114$63,585115$58,663
All faculty totalacademic year114$63,585115$58,663

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

East Los Angeles College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician
Architecture and Related Services, Other

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technology, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Human Services, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
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