Los Angeles Pierce College

Los Angeles Pierce College

Los Angeles Pierce College, also known as Pierce College, is a two-year community college. It was originally established as the Clarence W. Pierce School of Agriculture. Nine years later, its name was changed to Los Angeles Pierce College, retaining the name of its founder, Dr. Pierce. It enrolls more than 20,000 students annually.

LAPC offers courses on more than 100 subjects in over 90 academic disciplines. It also has transfer alliances with most of the universities in the state. The college boasts enviable transfer rates to UC and CSU.

The sports teams of LAPC are nicknamed Brahmas. The college currently fields over 10 athletic teams, which compete in the Western State Conference.

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Contacting Los Angeles Pierce College

Los Angeles Pierce College
6201 Winnetka Ave
Woodland Hills , CA 91371-0002
General Phone: (818) 347-6401

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts832area studies, women's studies, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, sign language translation, speech and rhetoric, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, ...
Family and Social Work190child development
Mechanics and Repair98electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, automobile mechanics
Business and Management68business, business management, accounting, small business management, banking, international business, taxation, sales and marketing, retail ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine66registered nursing
Therapy and Counseling28psychology, substance abuse counseling
Computer Science and Engineering21computer and info science, computer programming, web design, computer networking, system administration, webmastering, computer support
Medical Support and Technology19veterinary assistant
Office and Administration18office management, administrative assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture16applied horticulture, landscaping, plant nursery, floristry
Science8biology, microbiology, physiology
Design7graphic design
Engineering Technician6manufacturing tech, drafting, mechanical drafting
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and police
Production Trades4machinist, welding
Music4music, music management
Animal Science and Care3equestrian studies
Architecture and Planning3architectural tech
Media2mass communication, journalism
Art Studies1art studies
Science and Laboratory Technician1biology tech
Drama and Performing Arts1dance, drama, theatre design
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Medicine0medical preparatory
Conservation and Resource Management0conservation
Law0legal secretary
Agricultural Science and Management0agriculture, agricultural operations
Construction Trades0construction manager
Photography and Commercial Art0film studies, drawing
Fine Arts0sculpture, ceramics, metal and jewelry

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree98048
Award of less than 1 academic year39237
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years3614

Los Angeles Pierce College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Los Angeles Pierce College had a total enrollment of 19,526 students (12,903 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 33%
Black 6%
Hispanic 29%
Asian 17%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 13%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 11%
18-19 25%
20-21 18%
22-24 14%
25-29 11%
30-34 5%
35-39 4%
40-49 7%
50-64 5%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown8%

Los Angeles Pierce College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 72 %
Part-Time 43 %

Los Angeles Pierce 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 Pierce 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 Pierce College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 122600)

Los Angeles Pierce College Faculty

Los Angeles Pierce College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track819
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1221

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year14$109,70212$93,646
All faculty totalcalendar year14$109,70212$93,646

*: 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 year76$71,37679$60,570
All faculty totalacademic year76$71,37679$60,570

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

Los Angeles Pierce College Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations
Agriculture, General

Animal Science And Care
Equestrian/Equine Studies

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Area Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
General Studies
Geography, Other
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

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

Mass Communication/Media Studies

Medical Support And Technology
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician/Veterinary Assistant

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

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

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Microbiology, General
Physiology, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets Los Angeles Pierce College Apart:

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% of degrees in family and social work
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Top 9%Los Angeles Pierce College % of degrees in family and social work
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Minority % of student body
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Top 16%Los Angeles Pierce College Minority % of student body
Number of degree programs
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% of degrees in landscaping and horticulture
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%Los Angeles Pierce College % of degrees in landscaping and horticulture

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
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
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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