Los Angeles Southwest College
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|Type||Public community college|
|Established||September 1967 |
|President||Dr. Seher Awan|
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|Colors||Blue and Gold|
Los Angeles Southwest College (LASC) is a public community college in the unincorporated area of West Athens, California in Los Angeles County, California. It is part of the Los Angeles Community College District and its service area includes Inglewood, Hawthorne, Gardena, Unincorporated Westmont, and West Athens.
Los Angeles Southwest College was established in 1967,  two years after the Watts Rebelllion, in response to complaints of both officials and citizens that not enough was being done to educate the area's mostly African American population. The college, located at the intersection of Western Avenue and Imperial Highway, is the only community college in South Central Los Angeles.
LASC has secured over $500 million of bonds to complete its master facilities master plan by 2025. As a "green campus", LASC has a college-wide recycling program and will have the majority of its building meeting some level of LEED standard.
- Larry Brown, Dallas Cowboys and Oakland Raiders cornerback, Super Bowl XXX MVP
- Othyus Jeffers, former NBA player
- Ivan Johnson, former NBA power forward
- Sam Johnson, former NFL player
- Curtis Millage, former professional basketball player
- Chris Mims, former NFL player
- Dayvon Ross, former NFL player
|Ethnic Breakdown||2018 ||2017 |
|Hispanic and Latino American||46%||41%|
|Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander||0%||0%|