College Deliberately: East Los Angeles College

East Los Angeles College is a very large, public, two-year College that emphasizes career, character and citizenship located in a suburb of Monterey Park, CA. It is known for Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies, Criminal Justice/Police Science and Social Sciences.

East Los Angeles College

place 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Monterey Park, CA 91754-6099
phone Phone: (323) 265-8650
web Web: http://www.elac.edu/
No alternative names found


Many lenders and payment plans, including “qualified tuition plans” or 529 plans, apply only to accredited colleges and universities. Please check with your institution to verify accreditation before making any financial commitments.
The following information is gathered from a variety of public sources, and is updated annually. The user is advised to visit the accreditor’s site (linked where available) to verify accreditation status before making any decisions.
Institution Accreditation Agency Status First Accredited Next Review
East Los Angeles College Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Accredited 1952-01-01 2023-03-01
The complete list of accredited programs and locations for East Los Angeles College is available for members.
Accreditors certify that the institution upholds high academic standards, and acts with integrity towards its students. Most institutions are reviewed on a 10-year cycle, with follow-up reviews at the 5-year mark.
See About Accreditation for more information, as well as links to the US Department of Education, which should verify the same info. If the institution’s accreditation standing is in doubt, it is listed here as a ‘note’ or ‘review.’


Every college reports annually to the US Department of Education, and is required by law to provide information that will enhance transparency for the prospective student or parent. These links are listed here, if they are available.


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.

emphasisInstitutional Emphasis

113856 5
Click on items in the legend to remove them from the chart.

Last updated:

bar_chartKey words

Top and bottom 5 key words or phrases for East Los Angeles College. Postive values are words or phrases that appear in the web pages of East Los Angeles College and not in the web pages of peer institutions. Negative values appear in the web pages of peer institutions and not in the web page of East Los Angeles College.
Interested in learning more? Institutional accounts have access to a full breakdown of keywords.


Interested in applying to East Los Angeles College? Here’s what you’ll need to prepare. For information on what scores are typical of accepted students, see ‘Test Scores below.
Open Admissions:
‘Open’ admissions colleges and universities admit any student with a highschool diploma or GED. Test scores are not required.


Create an account, and we'll analyze how well your goals and qualifications match.


Student Centeredness

3.7 of 10
The extent to which the institution’s website emphasizes students, as opposed to research, athletics or other pursuits, compared with peer institutions.

Student Services

Students with disabilities:
5% of students registered with learning or other disabilty.
‘Disability’ can include blindness or visual impairment that cannot be corrected by wearing glasses; hearing impairment (e.g., deaf or hard of hearing); orthopedic or mobility impairment; speech or language impairment; learning, mental, emotional, or psychiatric condition (e.g., serious learning disability, depression, ADD, or ADHD); or other health impairment or problem.

bar_chartMajors and Programs

Associate degree
Full major list available.

bar_chartTest Scores

East Los Angeles College is open admissions, meaning that the only requirement for admission is a high school diploma or GED equivalent.


  Full-time Part-time
Undergraduate face face
First time undergraduate face face
Graduate face face
Graduate-Professional practice face  

displayDistance Learning

Does this institution offer courses and programs that exclusively via distant learning?
  Graduate Undergraduate
Programs offered

bar_chartDemographic Distribution

Swipe for other demographic charts
Swipe for other demographic distributions.


Swipe for other tuition categories.

tuitionOther Costs

Room & Board:
Details of these plans can change from year to year. Please check with your intended institution before making any decisions.
Tuition payment plans
Details of these plans vary from institution to institution. Please be sure to check with the colleges and universities directly before making any decisions


compare Similar colleges:

Institutions listed below have similar values in emphasis to East Los Angeles College.

hearingSocial Eavesdrop

We aim to provide you with the resources to properly evaluate a college or university. One way to do that is to watch how that college or university is discussed by others. Here, we provide overviews of that: how East Los Angeles College is discussed on reddit and twitter.
393K members.
Created: 04/14/2008
The official subreddit of Los Angeles, California! The international epicenter of entertainment and home of the World Champion Dodgers and Lakers, as well as the Kings, Rams, Giltinis, Sparks, LAFC, Clippers, Galaxy and Chargers! We also have wildfires, earthquakes, movie stars, television studios, music, world-class food, beaches, mountains, traffic jams, museums, theme parks, and the most beautiful Redditors of all time. This is LA!
308 members.
Created: 03/08/2021
“Last Chance U” hits the hardwood in East Los Angeles as a coach with strong convictions leads young men who hope to fulfil major college potential. Explore an honest and gritty look inside the world of community college basketball.
172 members.
Created: 04/12/2012
Things of interest to those that attend East Los Angeles College.
1K members.
Created: 08/21/2019
Coming soon…
3K members.
Created: 06/27/2019
Seattle’s XFL team!
26 members.
Created: 12/03/2016
Organizing and news for Green party Candidate Kenneth Mejia’s run for congress CD34 special election this spring 2017. [Kenneth’s Facebook page is currently where most campaign posts are made.](https://www.facebook.com/kennethmejiaforcongress/posts/708207199360737:0) [We also have a website on Nationbuilder.](http://kennethmejiaforcongress.nationbuilder.com/) Post and share. We can make a difference!
1K members.
Created: 09/10/2018
Only the highest quality images of Alexandra Daddario.
6 members.
Created: 10/01/2013
Hello Huskies. This is a subreddit for us ELAN redditors. Anything related to the school will be shared here. Sell books, offer academic services or events that may be happening.
An approximation of whether tweets talking about East Los Angeles College are, on average, positive or negative.
Loading tweets…
Sentiment for tweets that say ‘East Los Angeles College’ or an alias (see above). Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment of tweets containing East Los Angeles College within those restrictions.
An approximation of whether tweets from the area around East Los Angeles College are, on average, positive or negative.
Loading tweets…
Sentiment for tweets from an area 1mi around East Los Angeles College. Twitter limits its API to the previous 7 days or 18,000 tweets. This chart shows the average daily sentiment for tweets from around East Los Angeles College within those restrictions. The chart will update as we get access to twitter’s full API.
Leave a Review