2019 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 2017-18 academic year. Students represented differ from those included for calculation of Scorecard metrics, which are based on first-time students enrolled in 2012-13.

Total Students
29,055

Gender Rate
Female 57.3%
Male 42.7%
Unknown 0.0%
Age Rate
Less than 20 years old 29.8%
20 to 24 years old 32.1%
25 to 39 years old 23.3%
40 or more years old 14.8%
Unknown 0.0%
Ethnicity/Race Rate
African American 5.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.1%
Asian 6.7%
Filipino 1.3%
Hispanic 44.0%
Pacific Islander 0.2%
White 32.7%
Two or more Races 3.0%
Unknown 6.9%
Institutional Information Rate
Full Time Equivalent Students 13,885.2
Credit Sections 3,583
Non-Credit Sections 209
Median Credit Section Size 32
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty 65.2%
Percentage of First-Generation Students 41.7%*
Student Counseling Ratio (FALL 2014) 867:1
* Insufficient Data ** No Data

Profile - Historical Trend


Year2013-142014-152015-162016-172017-18
Students29,87531,33131,16031,02029,055
Gender
Female54.9%55.6%55.9%56.6%57.3%
Male45.1%44.4%44.1%43.4%42.7%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Age
Less than 20 years old27.0%27.2%27.4%28.5%29.8%
20 to 24 years old35.9%35.6%34.6%33.3%32.1%
25 to 39 years old21.6%22.1%23.3%23.9%23.3%
40 or more years old15.4%15.1%14.7%14.3%14.8%
Unknown0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%0.0%
Ethnicity/Race
African American6.0%5.8%5.4%5.1%5.0%
American Indian/Alaska Native0.2%0.2%0.2%0.1%0.1%
Asian7.8%7.7%7.4%7.6%6.7%
Filipino3.6%3.4%3.6%3.8%1.3%
Hispanic42.8%43.9%44.8%45.9%44.0%
Pacific Islander0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%0.2%
White32.5%32.1%31.8%31.5%32.7%
Two or more Races3.0%2.8%3.0%3.2%3.0%
Unknown3.9%3.9%3.5%2.7%6.9%
Institutional Information
Full Time Equivalent Students14,378.015,308.015,573.915,630.513,885.2
Credit Sections3,3993,6133,7553,7623,583
Non-Credit Sections133145150161209
Median Credit Section Size3535333332
Percentage of Full-Time Faculty61.0%58.7%60.3%64.2%65.2%
Percentage of First-Generation Students41.7%*42.5%*42.6%*43.3%*41.7%*
Student Counseling Ratio1,331:11,136:11,093:12,292:1867:1
 
* Insufficient data
** No data

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Remedial / ESL

Percentage of credit students tracked for six years through 2012-13 who first enrolled in a course below transfer level in English, mathematics, and/or ESL during 2017-18 and completed a college-level course in the same discipline.

Remedial Math

46.3% N=1,919
Gender Rate N
Female 49.9 1,100
Male 41.5 819
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 50.5 872
20-24 39.6 518
25-39 42.9 343
40 OR OVER 52.2 186
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 36.4 132
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 36.4 11
ASIAN 54.3 94
FILIPINO 57.4 54
HISPANIC 43.9 1,082
PACIFIC ISLANDER 75.0 *
WHITE 51.8 440

Remedial English

56.9%
N=2,832
Gender Rate N
Female 59.4 1,481
Male 54.3 1,351
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 60.1 1,708
20-24 49.5 650
25-39 55.0 320
40 OR OVER 56.5 154
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 43.7 142
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 85.7 *
ASIAN 76.8 155
FILIPINO 65.8 111
HISPANIC 52.1 1,699
PACIFIC ISLANDER 83.3 *
WHITE 65.2 583

Remedial English As Second Language (ESL)

35.0%
N=357
Gender Rate N
Female 38.8 214
Male 29.4 143
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 67.9 28
20-24 46.8 62
25-39 33.1 154
40 OR OVER 23.0 113
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 50.0 *
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A N/A
ASIAN 35.5 62
FILIPINO 14.3 *
HISPANIC 27.5 51
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A N/A
WHITE 37.9 203

*: 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 2016-17 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
  12.6% N=2,068 22.1% N=2,068
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 10.4 1,058 18.9 1,058
Male 15.0 1,010 25.4 1,010
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 13.3 1,654 23.1 1,654
20-24 12.7 212 18.4 212
25-39 8.8 137 17.5 137
40 OR OVER 3.1 65 18.5 65
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 9.9 71 12.7 71
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 24.0 125 34.4 125
FILIPINO 10.9 92 27.2 92
HISPANIC 9.4 1,175 18.2 1,175
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 0.0 *
WHITE 18.2 499 28.7 499

Transfer Level Achievement English

  1-Year 2-Year
  35.9% N=2,068 58.4% N=2,068
Gender Rate N Rate N
Female 36.3 1,058 61.1 1,058
Male 35.4 1,010 55.5 1,010
Age Rate N Rate N
UNDER 20 39.4 1,654 61.9 1,654
20-24 25.5 212 48.1 212
25-39 16.8 137 42.3 137
40 OR OVER 20.0 65 36.9 65
Ethnicity/Race Rate N Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 31.0 71 59.2 71
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 0.0 * 0.0 *
ASIAN 39.2 125 60.8 125
FILIPINO 32.6 92 63.0 92
HISPANIC 31.9 1,175 55.4 1,175
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 * 0.0 *
WHITE 46.3 499 64.1 499

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Persistence

Percentage of degree, certificate and/or transfer-seeking students starting first time in 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who enrolled in the first three consecutive terms.

Persistence College Prepared

78.8% N=453
Gender Rate N
Female 78.4 222
Male 79.2 231
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 79.6 393
20-24 65.0 40
25-39 93.3 15
40 OR OVER 80.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 58.3 12
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 76.6 47
FILIPINO 84.0 25
HISPANIC 79.7 153
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 80.5 185

Persistence Unprepared For College

78.0%
N=2,256
Gender Rate N
Female 79.5 1,175
Male 76.4 1,081
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 78.8 1,810
20-24 70.3 222
25-39 77.9 149
40 OR OVER 82.7 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 76.6 111
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 *
ASIAN 77.8 126
FILIPINO 83.0 88
HISPANIC 76.2 1,331
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 83.2 505

Persistence Overall

78.1%
N=2,709
Gender Rate N
Female 79.3 1,397
Male 76.9 1,312
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 78.9 2,203
20-24 69.5 262
25-39 79.3 164
40 OR OVER 82.5 80
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 74.8 123
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 *
ASIAN 77.5 173
FILIPINO 83.2 113
HISPANIC 76.5 1,484
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 82.5 690

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who achieved at least 30 units.

30 Units College Prepared

81.7% N=453
Gender Rate N
Female 86.0 222
Male 77.5 231
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 84.0 393
20-24 65.0 40
25-39 73.3 15
40 OR OVER 60.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 75.0 12
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 85.1 47
FILIPINO 84.0 25
HISPANIC 74.5 153
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 84.9 185

30 Units Unprepared For College

71.1%
N=2,256
Gender Rate N
Female 73.4 1,175
Male 68.5 1,081
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 71.9 1,810
20-24 63.1 222
25-39 71.1 149
40 OR OVER 73.3 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 66.7 111
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 *
ASIAN 84.1 126
FILIPINO 78.4 88
HISPANIC 65.7 1,331
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 79.6 505

30 Units Overall

72.8%
N=2,709
Gender Rate N
Female 75.4 1,397
Male 70.1 1,312
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 74.1 2,203
20-24 63.4 262
25-39 71.3 164
40 OR OVER 72.5 80
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 67.5 123
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 80.0 *
ASIAN 84.4 173
FILIPINO 79.6 113
HISPANIC 66.6 1,484
PACIFIC ISLANDER 100.0 *
WHITE 81.0 690

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate or transfer-related outcomes.

Degree Transfer College Prepared

75.5% N=453
Gender Rate N
Female 77.9 222
Male 73.2 231
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 78.1 393
20-24 60.0 40
25-39 60.0 15
40 OR OVER 40.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 83.3 12
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE N/A *
ASIAN 87.2 47
FILIPINO 84.0 25
HISPANIC 68.0 153
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 78.4 185

Persistence Unprepared For College

44.5%
N=2,256
Gender Rate N
Female 47.4 1,175
Male 41.3 1,081
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 45.4 1,810
20-24 39.2 222
25-39 43.6 149
40 OR OVER 40.0 *
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 45.0 111
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 20.0 *
ASIAN 64.3 126
FILIPINO 52.3 88
HISPANIC 36.4 1,331
PACIFIC ISLANDER N/A *
WHITE 57.0 505

Persistence Overall

49.6%
N=2,709
Gender Rate N
Female 52.3 1,397
Male 46.9 1,312
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 51.2 2,203
20-24 42.4 262
25-39 45.1 164
40 OR OVER 40.0 80
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 48.8 123
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 20.0 *
ASIAN 70.5 173
FILIPINO 59.3 113
HISPANIC 39.7 1,484
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 62.8 690

*: 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 2012-13 tracked for six years through 2017-18 who completed a degree, certificate, apprenticeship or transfer-related outcomes.

Career Technical Education College Overall

63.3% N=1,375
Gender Rate N
Female 65.0 678
Male 61.7 697
Age Rate N
UNDER 20 78.3 434
20-24 59.5 407
25-39 58.9 358
40 OR OVER 44.3 176
Ethnicity/Race Rate N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 53.8 80
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 75.0 *
ASIAN 67.1 85
FILIPINO 68.8 64
HISPANIC 64.6 584
PACIFIC ISLANDER 0.0 *
WHITE 63.7 479

*: 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 2017-18, who started first time in 2012-13 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 2015-2016 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

+29.0% N=506
Disciplines with the highest enrollment Median percentage change Total N
Child Development/Early Care and Education 44.7% 79
Accounting 38.2% 55
Information Technology, General 34.0% 55
Automotive Technology 55.4% 51
Office Technology/Office Computer Applications 26.1% 51
Animal Science 8.5% 42
Business Administration 5.8% 29
Administration of Justice 98.2% 28
Sign Language Interpreting 21.8% 25
Business Management 15.8% 23

*: Cohort fewer than 10 students

Skills Builder - Demographics

Gender Median Percentage Change Total N
Female 21.6% 249
Male 41.9% 257
Age Median Percentage Change Total N
UNDER 20 110.5% 28
20-24 50.7% 172
25-39 23.8% 208
40 OR OVER 13.1% 98
Ethnicity/Race Median Percentage Change Total N
AFRICAN AMERICAN 29.5% 27
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKA NATIVE 67.3% *
ASIAN 49.4% 26
FILIPINO 24.8% 16
HISPANIC 37.4% 228
PACIFIC ISLANDER 15.2% *
WHITE 20.9% 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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