Over the past seventy-seven years we've served as educator to more than three million students. Affordable, accessible and practical, the LACCD offers opportunity to all. Our doors are wide open for a diverse student population eager for skills, knowledge and upward mobility. LACCD educates almost three times as many Latino students and nearly four times as many African-American students as all of the University of California campuses combined. Eighty percent of LACCD students are from underserved populations.
Community colleges serve adults of all ages, meeting the needs of a society where "lifelong learning" is the rule and multiple careers and continual retraining are the norm. More than half of all LACCD students are older than 25 years of age, and more than a quarter are 35 or older. More than any other California system of higher education, community colleges offer a first - and a second - chance for anyone who wants to succeed.
The mission of the Los Angeles Community College District is to provide our students with an excellent
education that prepares them to transfer to four-year institutions, successfully complete workforce
development programs designed to meet local and statewide needs, and pursue opportunities for
lifelong learning and civic engagement.
The LACCD will strive to become a national leader in student success by providing high quality,
accessible, educational opportunities across the greater Los Angeles area that change students’ lives,
enrich the area’s many diverse cultures, and strengthen the regional economy. The District will do so
continuing to provide a culture of continuous improvement and by closing persistent equity gaps.
The Los Angeles Community College District’s core values reflct how we will pursue our plan as well
as how we will fulfil our mission and realize our vision. We—the faculty, staff, administrators, and
students of the LACCD—hold the following values essential to achieving our District’s mission.