2017 Student Success Scorecard

Los Angeles Pierce College

Pierce College, founded in 1947, provides opportunities for occupational training, transfer education and life-long learning. It is one of the colleges of the Los Angeles Community College District on 426 acres in the western San Fernando Valley. True to its beginnings more than 60 years ago as an agricultural college, Pierce still maintains large sections of tillable and range land preserved as an enclave within a suburban environment. A 226-acre farm spans the west side of campus, featuring an equestrian center and small herds of cattle, sheep and goats. Pierce prepares its students for academic success after transferring to a university.

College Profile
Remedial / ESL
Transfer Level Achievement
Persistence
30 Units
Degree Transfer
Career Technical Education
Career Development/College Preparation
SkillsBuilder
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College Profile

The student population and course sections offered described in the tables are based on the 2015-16 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2010-11.

Total Students
31,160

Gender Rate
Female 55.9%
Male 44.1%
Unknown 0.0%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 27.4%
20 to 24 years old 34.6%
25 to 39 years old 23.3%
40 or more years old 14.7%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 5.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.2%
Asian 7.4%
Filipino 3.6%
Hispanic 44.8%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
White 31.8%
Two or more Races 3.0%
Unknown 3.5%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 15,573.9
Credit Sections 3,755
Non-Credit Sections 150
Median Credit Section Size 33
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 60.3%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 42.6%
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 1,093:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2011-122012-132013-142014-152015-16
Students**27,88529,87531,33131,160
Gender
Female**54.9%54.9%55.6%55.9%
Male**45.1%45.1%44.4%44.1%
Unknown**0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Age
Less than 20 years old**27.2%27.0%27.2%27.4%
20 to 24 years old**35.2%35.9%35.6%34.6%
25 to 39 years old**21.3%21.6%22.1%23.3%
40 or more years old**16.4%15.4%15.1%14.7%
Unknown**0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American**5.7%6.0%5.8%5.4%
American Indian/Alaska Native**0.3%0.2%0.2%0.2%
Asian**7.9%7.8%7.7%7.4%
Filipino**3.7%3.6%3.4%3.6%
Hispanic**41.0%42.8%43.9%44.8%
Pacific Islander**0.3%0.2%0.2%0.2%
White**33.7%32.5%32.1%31.8%
Two or more Races**2.7%3.0%2.8%3.0%
Unknown**4.9%3.9%3.9%3.5%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students**13,867.914,378.015,308.015,573.9
Credit Sections**2,8773,3993,6133,755
Non-Credit Sections**113133145150
Median Credit Section Size**36353533
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty**65.0%61.0%58.7%60.3%
Percentage of First-Generation Students****41.7%*42.5%*42.6%
Student Counseling Ratio**1,555:11,331:11,136:11,093:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2010-11 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2015-16 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

43.2% N=2,174
Gender Rate N
Female 46.1 1,231
Male 39.4 943
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 46.6 1,098
20-24 35.0 537
25-39 44.2 364
40 OR OVER 45.1 175
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 28.3 159
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 57.1 *
ASIAN 52.5 139
FILIPINO 46.5 71
HISPANIC 42.1 1,072
PACIFIC ISLANDER 33.3 *
WHITE 47.1 569

Remedial English

54.1%
N=2,994
Gender Rate N
Female 57.1 1,620
Male 50.7 1,374
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 60.7 1,897
20-24 41.2 573
25-39 43.1 378
40 OR OVER 47.9 146
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 40.6 197
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 85.7 *
ASIAN 68.0 269
FILIPINO 61.7 120
HISPANIC 49.2 1,485
PACIFIC ISLANDER 54.5 11
WHITE 60.1 719

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

34.9%
N=467
Gender Rate N
Female 36.2 271
Male 33.2 196
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 58.0 50
20-24 50.5 103
25-39 28.4 197
40 OR OVER 22.2 117
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 42.9 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 37.9 116
FILIPINO 44.4 *
HISPANIC 25.9 54
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 34.9 241

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Transfer Level Achievement

The percent of first-time students in 2014-15 who complete 6 units and attempt any Math or English in their first year who complete a transfer-level course in Math or English in their first or second year.

Transfer Level Achievement Math

  1-Year 2-Year
  10.2% N=2,176 21.8% N=2,176
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 8.4 1,159 20.0 1,159
Male 12.4 1,017 23.9 1,017
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 10.1 1,759 21.6 1,759
20-24 12.8 235 23.4 235
25-39 10.9 129 22.5 129
40 OR OVER 1.9 53 20.8 53
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 8.9 112 25.0 112
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 23.0 152 45.4 152
FILIPINO 13.8 80 25.0 80
HISPANIC 5.0 1,186 13.7 1,186
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 50.0 *
WHITE 17.3 537 30.7 537

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  26.4% N=2,176 51.5% N=2,176
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 28.0 1,159 51.9 1,159
Male 24.6 1,017 51.0 1,017
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 29.3 1,759 55.4 1,759
20-24 18.7 235 37.9 235
25-39 9.3 129 32.6 129
40 OR OVER 5.7 53 30.2 53
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 17.0 112 40.2 112
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 25.0 * 25.0 *
ASIAN 36.2 152 61.2 152
FILIPINO 36.3 80 58.8 80
HISPANIC 21.3 1,186 48.0 1,186
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 * 100.0 *
WHITE 35.2 537 59.2 537

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

74.3% N=494
Gender Rate N
Female 70.1 241
Male 78.3 253
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 73.8 431
20-24 81.1 37
25-39 63.2 19
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 72.2 18
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 71.4 63
FILIPINO 88.9 27
HISPANIC 76.4 127
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 72.0 225

Persistence Unprepared For College

79.6%
N=2,336
Gender Rate N
Female 80.3 1,204
Male 78.9 1,132
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.4 1,839
20-24 74.8 214
25-39 82.7 179
40 OR OVER 88.5 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 82.5 126
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 84.9 218
FILIPINO 77.9 95
HISPANIC 78.0 1,137
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 80.7 642

Persistence Overall

78.7%
N=2,830
Gender Rate N
Female 78.6 1,445
Male 78.8 1,385
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 78.3 2,270
20-24 75.7 251
25-39 80.8 198
40 OR OVER 89.2 111
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 81.3 144
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 81.9 281
FILIPINO 80.3 122
HISPANIC 77.8 1,264
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 78.4 867

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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30 Units

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

81.0% N=494
Gender Rate N
Female 85.1 241
Male 77.1 253
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 82.1 431
20-24 75.7 37
25-39 63.2 19
40 OR OVER 85.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 18
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 74.6 63
FILIPINO 85.2 27
HISPANIC 79.5 127
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 85.3 225

30 Units Unprepared For College

74.1%
N=2,336
Gender Rate N
Female 77.5 1,204
Male 70.5 1,132
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.7 1,839
20-24 65.9 214
25-39 74.9 179
40 OR OVER 79.8 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 67.5 126
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 85.3 218
FILIPINO 77.9 95
HISPANIC 68.6 1,137
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 80.7 642

30 Units Overall

75.3%
N=2,830
Gender Rate N
Female 78.8 1,445
Male 71.7 1,385
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 76.1 2,270
20-24 67.3 251
25-39 73.7 198
40 OR OVER 80.2 111
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 67.4 144
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 60.0 *
ASIAN 82.9 281
FILIPINO 79.5 122
HISPANIC 69.7 1,264
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 81.9 867

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Degree Transfer - Completion

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

75.3% N=494
Gender Rate N
Female 83.0 241
Male 68.0 253
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.1 431
20-24 56.8 37
25-39 36.8 19
40 OR OVER 42.9 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 44.4 18
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 50.0 *
ASIAN 87.3 63
FILIPINO 88.9 27
HISPANIC 66.9 127
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 76.9 225

Persistence Unprepared For College

49.0%
N=2,336
Gender Rate N
Female 51.9 1,204
Male 45.9 1,132
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 50.8 1,839
20-24 41.1 214
25-39 40.8 179
40 OR OVER 47.1 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 41.3 126
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 66.1 218
FILIPINO 56.8 95
HISPANIC 42.2 1,137
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 54.8 642

Persistence Overall

53.6%
N=2,830
Gender Rate N
Female 57.1 1,445
Male 50.0 1,385
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 56.2 2,270
20-24 43.4 251
25-39 40.4 198
40 OR OVER 46.8 111
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 41.7 144
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 60.0 *
ASIAN 70.8 281
FILIPINO 63.9 122
HISPANIC 44.7 1,264
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 60.6 867

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Technical Education

Percentage of students completing more than eight units in courses classified as career technical education (or apprenticeship ) in a single discipline for the first time in 2010-11 tracked for six years through 2015-16 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

59.8% N=1,506
Gender Rate N
Female 61.9 792
Male 57.4 714
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.2 540
20-24 61.7 386
25-39 50.3 366
40 OR OVER 41.1 214
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 54.1 85
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 60.0 *
ASIAN 64.3 154
FILIPINO 69.6 46
HISPANIC 57.1 534
PACIFIC ISLANDER 60.0 *
WHITE 59.8 564

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit)

Percentage of students tracked for six years through 2015-16, who started first time in 2010-11 in a Career Development and College Preparation course and completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Development and College Preparation (Non-credit) Overall

N/A N=Less Than 10
Gender Rate N
Female N/A *
Male N/A *
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 N/A *
20-24 N/A *
25-39 N/A *
40 OR OVER N/A *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN N/A *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN N/A *
FILIPINO N/A *
HISPANIC N/A *
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE N/A *

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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SkillsBuilder

The median percentage change in wages for students who completed higher level CTE coursework in 2013-2014 and left the system without receiving any type of traditional outcome such as transfer to a four year college or completion of a degree or certificate.

Career Builder - Mediam Earnings Change

+29.8% N=502
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Child Development/Early Care and Education 24.6% 77
Information Technology, General 29.7% 59
Accounting 28.4% 56
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications 27.8% 55
Automotive Technology 31.1% 50
Animal Science 44.0% 33
Business Administration 57.0% 26
Sign Language Interpreting 39.3% 26
Administration of Justice 31.1% 26
Journalism 74.7% 24

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 25.7% 279
Male 32.7% 223
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 257.7% 24
20-24 73.8% 171
25-39 21.3% 209
40 OR OVER 18.6% 98
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.8% 29
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 8.9% *
ASIAN 21.9% 49
FILIPINO 87.7% 21
HISPANIC 33.0% 195
PACIFIC ISLANDER 56.2% *
WHITE 28.0% 165

*: Suppressed to protect student privacy.
Note: The sum of subgroup counts may not add up to the total count due to missing demographic information.
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