About Los Angeles Pierce College
For the four year college in Philadelphia, see Peirce CollegeLos Angeles Pierce College (Pierce College or Pierce) is a public community college in Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, California. It is part of the Los Angeles Community College District and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. It serves 22,000 students each semester.The college began with 70 students and 18 faculty members on September 15, 1947. Originally known as the Clarence W. Pierce School of Agriculture, the institution's initial focus was crop cultivation and animal husbandry. Nine years later, in 1956, the school was renamed to Los Angeles Pierce Junior College, retaining the name of its founder, Dr. Pierce, as well as his commitment to agricultural and veterinary study. (Pierce still maintains a 225-acre (91 ha) working farm for hands-on training.)
- Offers certificate, and associate degrees
- 16,439 students
- 0.06 faculty staff per student
Notable programs at Los Angeles Pierce College
Tuition and costs
In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at Los Angeles Pierce College was $7,770, while for in-state students it was $1,220. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $2,716.
The average financial aid at Los Angeles Pierce College is $6,908. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $862 for undergraduate tuition on average.
Financial aid available at Los Angeles Pierce College
58% of undergraduate students at Los Angeles Pierce College received grants or loans in 2017.
The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.
Average student living expenses at Los Angeles Pierce College
The average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854.