Los Angeles Trade Technical Community College campus. Photo by By Ucla90024 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons.
Los Angeles Trade Technical Community College campus. Photo by By Ucla90024 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons.
Classes will begin Monday at the nine colleges of the Los Angeles Community College District, the nation’s largest.

There are nearly 130,000 students enrolled for the fall semester, a district statement said. Eighty percent of students are from underserved populations, more than half are older than 25, and more than a quarter are 35 and older, it said.

The statement said more than two-thirds of students successfully complete their courses, with almost 15,000 earning an associate’s degree or certificate and 5,700 transferring to a University of California or Cal State campus every year.

The district, which charges $46 per unit, said a recent analysis shows that Los Angeles Trade-Technical College alumni are among the highest paid in the nation, earning a median salary of $32,000 — $64,200 with 10 years experience or more.

Next year, Los Angeles Unified School District students will be eligible to receive a year at an LACCD college tuition-free through the Los Angeles College Promise partnership, which groups the LACCD, the LAUSD, and the office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti.

—City News Service

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