East Los Angeles College: Narrative Description

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1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
Tel: (323)265-8650; Admissions: (323)265-8801; Fax: (323)265-8763; Web Site: http://www.elac.edu/

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1945. Setting: 84-acre urban campus with easy access to Los Angeles. Research spending 2002-03: $120,000. Educational spending 2002-03: $4050 per student. Total enrollment: 24,015. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 34:1. 5,348 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 5,773 students, 60% women, 40% men. Part-time: 18,242 students, 60% women, 40% men. 0.2% Native American, 70% Hispanic, 3% black, 19% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 51% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, early admission. Recommended: high school transcript, English and mathematics placement test. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/12. Notification: continuous until 9/12.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $4008 full-time, $167 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $468 full-time, $18 per unit part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Asian Club, Spanish Club, Chicanos for Creative Medicine. Major annual events: Cinco de Mayo, Black Week, Asian Week. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. ELAC Helen Miller Bailey Library plus 2 others with 102,000 books, 3,370 microform titles, 228 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $806,000. 350 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

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