East Los Angeles College

Undergraduates: 26347
Setting: Very large two-year
In-state Tuition: $1,219.00
Out-of-state Tuition: $6,159.00
Student/Faculty Ratio: 25:01
Public/Private: Public
Male/Female Ratio: 44:56
Campus Housing: No
Religious Affiliation: N/A
Campus Housing: No
Acceptance Rate: 100%

East Los Angeles College is dedicated to facilitating student learning through the highest quality of transfer, career technical, basic skills, and community service courses and programs. We serve a culturally diverse community of lifelong learners in a dynamic urban setting by supporting student success in achieving associate degrees, general education, certificates, and personal development. To develop the potential of each student, the college provides access to innovative teaching methods, alternative modes of course delivery, the latest in educational technology, and comprehensive support services.


East Los Angeles College (ELAC) is a community college of the Los Angeles Community College District in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park. Fourteen communities comprise its primary service area. With an enrollment of 34,697 students, ELAC is the largest campus in the Los Angeles Community College District. It was located in northeastern East Los Angeles before that part of unincorporated East Los Angeles was annexed by Monterey Park in the early 1970s.

Students for Equal Rights (S.E.R.) is a student organization at East Los Angeles College who is committed to providing support and advocacy for AB 540 students. Since 2006, S.E.R. has been providing vital information and resources for our students. One of our goals is to provide a prosperous setting of self-empowerment and group unity. We highly encourage our students to develop leadership skills that can be utilized to improve our surrounding communities. Ultimately, our mission is to advocate for the advancement and accessibility of undocumented students into higher education.

HE EAST LOS ANGELES COLLEGE Southeast Educational Center's growth in Huntington Park encouraged the College to search for a new location to situate a new center to accommodate the increasing student population. The East Los Angeles College Educational Center at South Gate opened its doors on August 18,1997. A History of Success in Southeast Los Angeles IN THE SUMMER OF 1993, under the leadership of Ric Loya and Raul Perez, City Council members, community leaders shared with East Los Angeles College that the southeast communities were dealing with increased gang activity, overcrowded schools, an unusually high level of educationally disadvantaged residents, a critical need for licensed child care, poor health care delivery, and high unemployment . The question at hand was "what could the College do to help? "The answer was the East Los Angeles College Southeast Center in Huntington Park. The Center, in Huntington Park greeted its first students in the spring" of 1994. Three years later, an expected population of 400 became 1,600. Students who first enrolled at the ELAC Southeast Center have continued to take classes at the main campus in Monterey Park. Many have transferred to four1 year universities including U.C. Berkeley and USC.


Antonio Villaraigosa - former Mayor of Los Angeles Leroy D. Baca- former Sheriff of Los Angeles Gloria Molina - Los Angeles County Supervisor Art Torres - California Democratic Party Chairman Bob Pacheco - Former 60th District Assemblyman Edward James Olmos - Hispanic actor Kent Twitchell - muralist Dennis Sanchez - Professor of English, acclaimed author, founder of East Side Spirit and Pride Clarence Davis - Former NFL great with the Oakland Raiders.


Chief_administrator: Marvin Martinez (President)
Fax: 3232658763
Phone: 3232658650
Geographic region: Far West AK CA HI NV OR WA
Website: www.elac.edu/index.htm
Financial aid office website: www.elac.edu/admission/finaid/index.htm
Net price calculator web address: www.elac.edu/admission/finaid/index.htm
Online application website: www.cccapply.org/Applications/California_Community_College/Apply/East_Los_Angeles_College.html
Admission office website: www.elac.edu/admission/directory.htm
Undergraduate application fee: $0.00
Graduate application fee: $0.00
Member of National Athletic Association: No
Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA): No
Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIC): No
Member of National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA): No
Member of National Small College Athletic Association (NSCAA): No
Member of National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA): No