Los Angeles Mission College is a two-year public school located in Sylmar, California. Los Angeles Mission College is ninth and youngest college established in the Los Angeles Community College District. The school began in 1975 with classes taught in high schools, churches, offices, and shopping centers throughout San Fernando and Sylmar. The college moved to its current 22-acre campus in 1991. Recently, Los Angeles Mission College’s enrollment base has expanded to include many of the communities throughout the greater San Fernando Valley, as well as Canyon Country and Santa Clarita.
Los Angeles Mission College offers certificates of completion and associate’s degrees. Mission College also provides vocational education and training. Curriculum encourages students to become critical thinkers and lifelong learners. The school also ensures that students can transfer to four-year institutions after earning an associate’s degree.
Classes are offered during the daytime, evening, and weekend. Both online and hybrid courses are available to students who may not be able to make it on campus. These courses use Moodle and Etudes. Students taking these courses should be self-motivated and have basic computer and Internet skills.
Los Angeles Mission College has 10,300 students (all undergraduates) and 348 faculty members, giving the university a 40 to 1 student-to-faculty ratio. Of all faculty members, 82 teach full-time and 266 teach part-time. About 28% of undergraduate students study full-time and 72% study part-time.
The student body contains 61% female students and 39% male students. About 72% of all students are Hispanic with the remaining students white, Asian, and black. About 63% of students are ages 24 and under with 37% of students being ages 25 and above. About 93% of students are from California, 1% are from out-of-state, and 6% are from a foreign country.
The retention rate for first-time, full-time students is 66% and the retention rate for first-time, part-time students is 39%. The overall graduation rate is 12% and the overall transfer-out rate is 7%. The overall graduation rate by gender is 10% for males and 15% for females.
Students have access to services such as: remedial tutoring, academic counseling, career counseling, employment services for students, placement services for completers, and on-campus daycare. Special learning opportunities include teacher certification, distance education, and study abroad.
Student life consists of Associated Students Organization and Athletics. The Associated Student Organization provides student leadership and development as well as for advocating the rights and needs of all students. Sports offered at Mission College include men’s baseball and soccer and women’s softball and volleyball.
Tuition costs $1,220 per year for in-state students and $6,138 per year for out-of-state students. Books and other supplies are estimated to cost $1,665 per year. Off-campus living is estimated to cost $10,962 per year with $4,158 in additional living expenses. Financial aid is offered in the form of state grants, federal grants, scholarships, and loans. To qualify to receive financial aid, you must complete a FAFSA form and be evaluated to be in financial need. Approximately 72% of those attending Los Angeles Mission College receive financial aid.
Los Angeles Mission College has an open admissions policy. To apply, students must submit an online application and registration information will be sent to the student’s email address. Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid prior to enrollment and are also required to take a placement test before class registration.
Los Angeles Mission College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Sector Of Institution:Public, 2-year
Highest Level Of Offering:At least 2, but less than 4 academic years
Adult Age Enrollments:3,811
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