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Los Angeles Harbor College: Narrative Description


1111 Figueroa Place
Wilmington, CA 90744-2397
Tel: (310)233-4000; Admissions: (310)233-4091; Fax: (310)233-4223; Web Site:

Description: State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of Los Angeles Community College District System. Awards certificates, transfer associate, and terminal associate degrees. Founded 1949. Setting: 80-acre suburban campus. Total enrollment: 9,469. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 40:1. 1,970 applied, 100% were admitted. Full-time: 2,311 students, 61% women, 39% men. Part-time: 7,158 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 14 states and territories, 43% Hispanic, 15% black, 17% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 49% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements: Open admission except for nursing program. Options: early admission, deferred admission. Required for some: essay, high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: 9/3.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $0. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3216 full-time, $134 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $280 full-time, $11 per unit part-time, $16 per year part-time.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run radio station. Social organizations: 7 open to all. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Abilities Unlimited, Students in Free Enterprise, Association of Future Firefighters. Major annual events: graduation, Christmas Show, homecoming. Student services: legal services, health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols. College housing not available. Harbor College Library with 82,790 books, 302 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. 250 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from off-campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: The Harbor College service area encompasses a multicultural population of 369,907 persons who live in the communities of San Pedro, Wilmington, Carson, Gardena, Lomita, Harbor City, and on the Palos Verdes Peninsula and parts of South Los Angeles. A business, industrial, shipping and civic center of the Port of Los Angeles, Wilmington is located in the heart of the Southern California oil refining district. Points of interest are Marineland, the Queen Mary, Ports O' Call Village, and a Korean Liberty Bell, all within easy driving distance.

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