2018 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 2016-17 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2011-12.

Total Students
31,020

Gender Rate
Female 56.6%
Male 43.4%
Unknown 0.0%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 28.5%
20 to 24 years old 33.3%
25 to 39 years old 23.9%
40 or more years old 14.3%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 5.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 7.6%
Filipino 3.8%
Hispanic 45.9%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
White 31.5%
Two or more Races 3.2%
Unknown 2.7%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 15,630.5
Credit Sections 3,762
Non-Credit Sections 161
Median Credit Section Size 33
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 64.2%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 43.3%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 2,292:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2012-132013-142014-152015-162016-17
Students27,88529,87531,33131,16031,020
Gender
Female54.9%54.9%55.6%55.9%56.6%
Male45.1%45.1%44.4%44.1%43.4%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Age
Less than 20 years old27.2%27.0%27.2%27.4%28.5%
20 to 24 years old35.2%35.9%35.6%34.6%33.3%
25 to 39 years old21.3%21.6%22.1%23.3%23.9%
40 or more years old16.4%15.4%15.1%14.7%14.3%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American5.7%6.0%5.8%5.4%5.1%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.3%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.1%
Asian7.9%7.8%7.7%7.4%7.6%
Filipino3.7%3.6%3.4%3.6%3.8%
Hispanic41.0%42.8%43.9%44.8%45.9%
Pacific Islander0.3%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%
White33.7%32.5%32.1%31.8%31.5%
Two or more Races2.7%3.0%2.8%3.0%3.2%
Unknown4.9%3.9%3.9%3.5%2.7%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students13,867.914,378.015,308.015,573.915,630.5
Credit Sections2,8773,3993,6133,7553,762
Non-Credit Sections113133145150161
Median Credit Section Size3635353333
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty65.0%61.0%58.7%60.3%64.2%
Percentage of First-Generation Students**41.7%*42.5%*42.6%*43.3%*
Student Counseling Ratio1,555:11,331:11,136:11,093:12,292:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2011-12 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2016-17 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

43.0% N=1,982
Gender Rate N
Female 45.8 1,098
Male 39.5 884
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 44.1 925
20-24 40.4 544
25-39 44.2 335
40 OR OVER 42.7 178
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 27.6 156
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 20.0 *
ASIAN 50.6 85
FILIPINO 48.2 56
HISPANIC 40.0 1,027
PACIFIC ISLANDER 20.0 *
WHITE 52.1 512

Remedial English

58.4%
N=2,296
Gender Rate N
Female 60.0 1,219
Male 56.6 1,077
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 63.3 1,493
20-24 50.7 438
25-39 50.6 257
40 OR OVER 41.7 108
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 49.3 148
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 25.0 *
ASIAN 76.6 154
FILIPINO 63.5 85
HISPANIC 53.1 1,223
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 67.1 532

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

37.7%
N=329
Gender Rate N
Female 43.8 208
Male 27.3 121
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.0 36
20-24 40.6 64
25-39 34.1 126
40 OR OVER 27.2 103
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 100.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 37.1 62
FILIPINO 100.0 *
HISPANIC 24.3 37
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 40.1 202

*: 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 2015-16 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
  12.2% N=2,074 21.8% N=2,074
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 8.4 1,067 18.7 1,067
Male 16.2 1,007 25.2 1,007
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 12.8 1,672 23.1 1,672
20-24 14.1 191 19.9 191
25-39 6.8 148 16.2 148
40 OR OVER 3.2 63 6.3 63
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 9.2 87 12.6 87
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 28.7 122 43.4 122
FILIPINO 12.6 103 30.1 103
HISPANIC 6.5 1,148 15.8 1,148
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 0.0 *
WHITE 20.9 522 30.7 522

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  32.9% N=2,074 53.4% N=2,074
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 34.4 1,067 56.5 1,067
Male 31.3 1,007 50.1 1,007
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 37.2 1,672 58.7 1,672
20-24 16.8 191 36.1 191
25-39 14.2 148 32.4 148
40 OR OVER 11.1 63 15.9 63
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 24.1 87 43.7 87
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 41.8 122 63.9 122
FILIPINO 47.6 103 68.0 103
HISPANIC 28.1 1,148 50.2 1,148
PACIFIC ISLANDER 25.0 * 75.0 *
WHITE 40.2 522 57.1 522

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

77.9% N=434
Gender Rate N
Female 73.3 221
Male 82.6 213
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 80.2 359
20-24 63.6 44
25-39 72.0 25
40 OR OVER 66.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 60.0 10
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 60.5 38
FILIPINO 83.3 18
HISPANIC 80.8 125
PACIFIC ISLANDER 50.0 *
WHITE 78.0 209

Persistence Unprepared For College

80.3%
N=2,276
Gender Rate N
Female 81.3 1,160
Male 79.2 1,116
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 80.3 1,783
20-24 76.4 229
25-39 80.4 163
40 OR OVER 89.1 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 75.4 126
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 *
ASIAN 86.1 151
FILIPINO 80.2 106
HISPANIC 78.5 1,170
PACIFIC ISLANDER 80.0 *
WHITE 82.5 587

Persistence Overall

79.9%
N=2,710
Gender Rate N
Female 80.0 1,381
Male 79.8 1,329
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 80.3 2,142
20-24 74.4 273
25-39 79.3 188
40 OR OVER 87.9 107
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 74.3 136
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 83.3 *
ASIAN 81.0 189
FILIPINO 80.6 124
HISPANIC 78.8 1,295
PACIFIC ISLANDER 71.4 *
WHITE 81.3 796

*: 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 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

82.3% N=434
Gender Rate N
Female 81.9 221
Male 82.6 213
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 86.1 359
20-24 61.4 44
25-39 68.0 25
40 OR OVER 66.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 70.0 10
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 86.8 38
FILIPINO 88.9 18
HISPANIC 81.6 125
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 83.3 209

30 Units Unprepared For College

72.7%
N=2,276
Gender Rate N
Female 75.3 1,160
Male 69.9 1,116
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 72.9 1,783
20-24 63.8 229
25-39 74.2 163
40 OR OVER 86.1 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 58.7 126
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 *
ASIAN 83.4 151
FILIPINO 84.0 106
HISPANIC 65.6 1,170
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 83.5 587

30 Units Overall

74.2%
N=2,710
Gender Rate N
Female 76.4 1,381
Male 71.9 1,329
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 75.1 2,142
20-24 63.4 273
25-39 73.4 188
40 OR OVER 85.0 107
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 59.6 136
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 83.3 *
ASIAN 84.1 189
FILIPINO 84.7 124
HISPANIC 67.1 1,295
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 83.4 796

*: 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 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

79.5% N=434
Gender Rate N
Female 81.9 221
Male 77.0 213
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 84.1 359
20-24 59.1 44
25-39 44.0 25
40 OR OVER 100.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 40.0 10
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 100.0 *
ASIAN 81.6 38
FILIPINO 83.3 18
HISPANIC 74.4 125
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 83.3 209

Persistence Unprepared For College

46.7%
N=2,276
Gender Rate N
Female 49.6 1,160
Male 43.7 1,116
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 48.1 1,783
20-24 41.9 229
25-39 38.7 163
40 OR OVER 45.5 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 46.0 126
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 60.0 *
ASIAN 60.9 151
FILIPINO 54.7 106
HISPANIC 39.6 1,170
PACIFIC ISLANDER 20.0 *
WHITE 55.2 587

Persistence Overall

52.0%
N=2,710
Gender Rate N
Female 54.7 1,381
Male 49.1 1,329
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 54.2 2,142
20-24 44.7 273
25-39 39.4 188
40 OR OVER 48.6 107
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 45.6 136
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 66.7 *
ASIAN 65.1 189
FILIPINO 58.9 124
HISPANIC 42.9 1,295
PACIFIC ISLANDER 42.9 *
WHITE 62.6 796

*: 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 2011-12 tracked for six years through 2016-17 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

60.0% N=1,370
Gender Rate N
Female 62.4 740
Male 57.1 630
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.3 450
20-24 62.4 359
25-39 48.5 357
40 OR OVER 51.0 204
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 54.8 73
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 62.5 *
ASIAN 64.5 110
FILIPINO 70.3 37
HISPANIC 60.1 539
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 58.1 508

*: 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 2016-17, who started first time in 2011-12 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 2014-2015 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

+34.3% N=521
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Child Development/Early Care and Education 22.8% 90
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications 19.0% 59
Information Technology, General 22.1% 56
Accounting 32.6% 49
Administration of Justice 96.6% 45
Automotive Technology 44.4% 45
Animal Science 45.4% 36
Business Administration 48.3% 32
Business Management 28.4% 27
Sign Language Interpreting 106.2% 23

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 27.2% 282
Male 45.5% 239
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 137.7% 28
20-24 77.6% 170
25-39 23.2% 223
40 OR OVER 9.6% 100
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 27.3% 21
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0% *
ASIAN 13.1% 38
FILIPINO 10.2% 19
HISPANIC 47.9% 213
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0% *
WHITE 29.6% 181

*: 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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