Earn a bachelor's degree from ASU in Los Angeles, CA

ASU California Center (Herald Examiner Building) 1111 S Broadway Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90015

ASU Local invites you to earn your bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University and be part of a close-knit community at the ASU California Center, located in the historic Herald Examiner building in downtown Los Angeles. ASU Local is a completely new college program designed for you to fulfill your academic, personal and professional goals in your hometown.

Benefits of ASU Local – Los Angeles


In-person, personalized success and career coaching in a close-knit community.


Seamless transfer options with access to courses needed to graduate on time.


Network with 52K ASU alumni in California; 28K Californians are current ASU students; and 13% of ASU graduates work in California.


A new Los Angeles college option for first-year and transfer students

Launched in 2019, ASU Local’s inaugural site in downtown Los Angeles was founded to bring high-quality bachelor’s degree options to all college-eligible Los Angeles students who are rooted in their community. The program aims to empower you to thrive, grow and have an impact on the places that are important to you from a personal and cultural perspective.

The ASU Local experience is designed to guide first-year and transfer students every step of the way through their bachelor’s degree journey. As part of ASU Local’s in-person, close-knit student community, a coach will guide and support you every step of the way during your entire college journey. They will be directly responsible for your wellbeing and success through intentionally designed learning experiences, including one-on-one conversations, workshops and other group activities. To ensure flexibility, you will choose from 160 online majors to complete coursework flexibly anytime, anywhere with an internet connection to earn a highly ranked bachelor’s degree through ASU.


Find your college home in downtown Los Angeles

ASU Local – Los Angeles brings together our community of students, coaches and success staff to the historic Herald Examiner building. You’ll find a close-knit network of support at this bustling local space designed to promote student success by: 

  • Encouraging small group interactions and study sessions. 
  • Being easily accessible through metro bus and train routes.
  • Offering one-on-one spaces for students and success coaches.
  • Providing plenty of room for interactions with students, staff and professors from other ASU programs.

The ASU California Center deepens the ties that ASU already has with many California high tech, educational and business collaborators. It features many top-ranked graduate and undergraduate programs from ASU and will serve as a hub for students to engage in internships, seminars and workshops in one of the most dynamic and creative economies in the world.

First-year and transfer student admission requirements

The ASU Local team will walk you through our student admission requirements to ensure that your path to earning a bachelor’s degree with us is clear and transparent. Learn more about the list of requirements to join our close-knit community where you’ll thrive and find your purpose. 

ASU Local makes your bachelor’s degree experience rigorous yet cost-effective

ASU Local annual tuition and fees differ depending on your program and whether you are in or out of state. For eligible students, the ASU Local Scholarship covers 20% of your yearly tuition and costs. In addition, our team will help you through the financial aid process and ensure ASU Local is affordable for your specific situation. 

Financial aid graphic showing that the total annual cost after applying scholarships and Pell Grant can be between $2-$7K

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