West Los Angeles College

West Los Angeles College

West Los Angeles College, also called West L.A. College or WLAC, is a public community college located in the unincorporated Los Angeles County, California, United Staes. It was established in the year 1969 and enrolls more than 9,000 students. WLAC is part of the California Community Colleges System. The college offers associate degrees, more than 15 oriented programs, and over 20 transfer programs. The campus is spread across a scenic 70 acres of land overlooking Culver City, Marina Del Rey, and Greater West Los Angeles.

West Los Angeles College fields men's and women's sports teams in various intercollegiate sports. The sports teams are nicknamed the Wildcats. They are members of the Western State Conference.

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Contacting West Los Angeles College

West Los Angeles College
9000 Overland Avenue
Culver City , CA 90230-3519
General Phone: (310) 287-4200

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

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts200French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, economics, geography, political science, ...
Family and Social Work104child development
Mechanics and Repair73aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech
Hospitality58hospitality management, travel services
Law32legal assistant
Business and Management29business, business management, accounting, small business management, sales and marketing
Medical Support and Technology20dental hygienist
Real Estate and Construction Management13real estate
Security and Law Enforcement8corrections, criminal justice and police
Computer Science and Engineering8information technology, computer science, computer networking, system administration
Medicine7medical preparatory
Therapy and Counseling7psychology, substance abuse counseling
Photography and Commercial Art3film studies, drawing
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2health and physical education
Drama and Performing Arts1drama
Fine Arts1ceramics
Design1graphic design
Science0biology, chemistry, geology, physics
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Office and Administration0administrative assistant

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year1339
Associate's degree32540
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1119

West Los Angeles College Student Body

In 2007-2008, West Los Angeles College had a total enrollment of 9,975 students (6,726 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 14%
Black 41%
Hispanic 25%
Asian 8%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 9%
18-19 12%
20-21 12%
22-24 14%
25-29 17%
30-34 10%
35-39 7%
40-49 11%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown10%

West Los Angeles College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 53 %
Part-Time 29 %

West Los Angeles College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Culver City, 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.

West 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:
West Los Angeles College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 859600)

West Los Angeles College Faculty

West Los Angeles College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track04
Non-tenured and not on tenure track99

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year2*7$89,553
All faculty totalcalendar year2*7$89,553

*: 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 year42$65,78143$66,843
All faculty totalacademic year42$65,78143$66,843

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

West Los Angeles College Degree Programs (2007)

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator

Graphic Design

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

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets West Los Angeles College Apart:

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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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