​​​​​​​​Important Message: Updated January 14, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 health crisis and consistent with Los Angeles Community College District guidelines, ​Los Angeles Harbor College is closed for the Winter and Spring 2021 semesters  The Office of Institutional Effectiveness is serving the campus needs remotely until further notice.​

For research requests, please complete our Research Request Form​. For other needs, send an email message to​

Our remote business hours are:       

Monday – Thursday  8:00 AM – 4:00 PM ​

Friday  8:00 AM – 12:00 PM 

Our Mission

The mission of the Office of Institutional Effectiveness is to assure academic quality, institutional effectiveness and institutional integrity in achieving the college mission which is​ the success of our students. This website provides access to the work our office does to increase institutional effectiveness at the College. This includes our work in outcomes research, assessment processes, enrollment management, program review, planning, accreditation, equity, SSSP, Achieving the Dream (ATD), matriculation, and other projects which support Accreditation, college planning, assessment and operational capabilities.

One of our main areas of operation is in accountability reporting. The State of California has established two major reporting systems for college accountability. They are:​

From the Student Success Scorecard website: The Student Success Task Force (SSTF) recommended the implementation of a new accountability framework, whose purpose is to provide stakeholders with clear and concise information on key student progress and success metrics in order to improve performance. The recommendation specified that a scorecard be built on the existing reporting system, the Accountability Reporting for the Community Colleges (ARCC).​

From the IEPI website: The goal of this initiative is to help advance California Community Colleges’ institutional effectiveness, and in the process significantly reduce the number of accreditation sanctions and audit issues, and most importantly, enhance the system’s ability to serve students effectively. An important focus of the grant is to draw on the exceptional expertise and innovation from within the system in advancing best practices and avoiding potential pitfalls.


Data Resources


  • Spring 2021 Data Summit  
  • Annual College Profile (pdf) 
  • SEMP Fact Book (pdf) - Historical information about LAHC students and various areas of the College. Its primary purpose is to inform institutional goals, planning, and decision-making related to Accreditation and the College Strategic Educational Master Plan (SEMP). Typcially, Fall term data are presented. Data sources include the LACCD, State, and other third-party reports. 


  • Student Characteristics (Excel) - Historical enrollment data by student characteristics by college.
  • Student Centered Funding Formula (Dashboard) -Student characteristics and outcomes based on the State's funding formula.
  • Momentum Points (Dashboard) - Demographic and momentum points of new entering students.
  • L.A. College Promise (Dashboard) - L.A. College Promise student characteristics, outcomes, and milestones.
  • Instructional Staffing Studies (Excel) - Instructional Staffing Studies (Data Book) provide information on faculty staffing, student contact hours, and class size by department and discipline.  The report is published annually in July/August by the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.  
  • Fiscal Reports (pdf) - District tentative and final budget reports


  • Data Mart (Dashboard) - Information about students, courses, student services, outcomes, faculty and staff. The emphasis is to answer the questions of administrators, educators, parents, students, state leaders and professional organizations.
  • Student Success Metrics (Dashboard) Organized around common goals such as adult education/ESL, short-term career education, and degree/transfer, the metrics capture progression along students’ educational journey from recruitment to completion, transfer, and the workforce. Student Success Metrics pinpoint critical milestones and accomplishments that align with the Vision for Success and the Student Centered Funding Formula, and integrate metrics associated with various initiatives and funding streams.
  • LaunchBoard (Dashboard) - Provides data to California community colleges on enrollment, progress, success and employment outcomes for all community college pathways. The LaunchBoard includes dashboards and planning tools specific to the Adult Education Program, Strong Workforce Program, K-14 CTE Pathways, Guided Pathways and the Simplified Metrics, as well as a program review tool called the Community College Pipeline.
  • CTE (Perkins IV) Reports (Dashboard) - Information/ reports on various Core and Performance Indicators by college, TOP code, and Special population (Non-traditional, Displaced Homemaker, Single Parent, etc.). Web Application can also be used to download Negotiation reports for colleges and districts.