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Study at Los Angeles Southwest College

Los Angeles Southwest College, also referred to as LASC, is located in an unincorporated area in Los Angeles, California, United States. It was established in 1967 and opened its doors to the public in September of that year. It was established in response to the complaint, of local officials and citizens, that not enough was being done to educate the African-American population, which was a majority in the area. Today, the student population is almost evenly divided between African-Americans and Hispanics. The departments at LASC include the following:
  • Art
  • Behavioral and Social Science
  • Business
  • Child Development
  • Continuing Education
  • English and Foreign Languages
  • Natural Science and Physical Education
  • Nursing
The men's and women's sports teams of the college are called the Cougars and Lady Cougars respectively. The official mascot is the Cougar. Students participate in football, basketball, cross country, and various other track and field events.

Profile of Los Angeles Southwest CollegeStudents attend Los Angeles Southwest College in Los Angeles, California. a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Los Angeles Southwest College degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in real estate and construction management and family and social work.

Los Angeles Southwest College Selectivity

Applicants to Los Angeles Southwest College appreciate its open admissions policy.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Los Angeles Southwest College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 6, 095 students at the school . Los Angeles Southwest College has a large minority student population. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Los Angeles Southwest College Tuition and AffordabilityLos Angeles Southwest College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Los Angeles Southwest College is committed to providing an environment for quality learning to enrich the lives of our diverse population. "

Los Angeles Southwest College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts212liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, sociology, anthropology, speech and rhetoric, history, international relations, geography, . . .
Family and Social Work156child development, human services
Therapy and Counselling46substance abuse Counselling, psychology
Security and Law Enforcement36criminal justice and police
Business and Management36business management, banking, accounting, taxation, business, small business management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine28registered nursing
Mechanics and Repair22electrical installation and repair, computer repair, communications install and repair
office and Administration20administrative assistant, office management
Real Estate and Construction Management13real estate
Law6legal studies, legal assistant, legal secretary
Computer Science and Engineering4computer programming
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Art Studies0art studies
Medical Support and Technology0audiology and speech pathology
Science0biology, physics, geology
Education and Teaching0teacher aide, early childhood special ed
Engineering Technician0drafting, manufacturing tech, quality control tech
Drama and Performing Arts0drama
Contact: Los Angeles Southwest CollegeLos Angeles Southwest College

1600 W Imperial Hwy.

Los Angeles, California 90047-4899

General Phone: (323) 241-5225


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