Los Angeles Harbor College

Los Angeles Harbor College

Los Angeles Harbor College is one of two community colleges located between Wilmington and Harbor City, the heart of the Los Angeles harbor region. The college accommodates over 8,000 students per semester.

Like most community colleges in the state of California, it provides programs for students to eventually transfer to a four-year university. LAHC offers occupational training programs in business and office administration, electronics technology, computer technology and nursing. It also offers a program for international students.

Some of the notable alumni of the college are Douglas L. Barry, Los Angeles Fire Department Chief; James "The Rev" Sullivan, drummer for Avenged Sevenfold; Dennis Johnson, Former Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns basketball player; and Bob Lowery, Former Atlanta Falcons NFL football player.

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Los Angeles Harbor College
1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington , CA 90744-2397
General Phone: (310) 233-4000

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts438liberal arts and sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine101registered nursing, nursing assistant
Engineering Technician36engineering technology, electromechanical tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting
Family and Social Work13child development
Security and Law Enforcement13criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Office and Administration10office management, administrative assistant
Computer Science and Engineering6computer and info science, information technology, systems analyst
Business and Management5business, accounting, small business management, international business, sales and marketing
Real Estate and Construction Management4real estate
Architecture and Planning4architectural tech
Medical Administration1medical secretary
Mechanics and Repair1electrical installation and repair, computer repair
Law0legal secretary
Science0chemistry, physics

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year53
Associate's degree58927
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years384

Los Angeles Harbor College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Los Angeles Harbor College had a total enrollment of 8,850 students (5,807 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 16%
Black 16%
Hispanic 40%
Asian 19%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 12%
18-19 21%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown5%

Los Angeles Harbor College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 67 %
Part-Time 35 %

Los Angeles Harbor College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Los Angeles, 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.

Los Angeles Harbor 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:
Los Angeles Harbor College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 122400)

Los Angeles Harbor College Faculty

Los Angeles Harbor College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track13
Non-tenured and not on tenure track813

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year6$104,0578$92,244
All faculty totalcalendar year6$104,0578$92,244

*: 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 year39$70,31543$63,993
All faculty totalacademic year39$70,31543$63,993

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

Los Angeles Harbor College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Engineering Technology, General
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

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

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

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

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Chemistry, General
Physics, General

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

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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