Health and Education

Downtown LA offers a variety of prestigious health and education resources for both children and adults. Use this section as your quick-reference guide to some of our world-class hospitals, schools, colleges and institutions.

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Health Facilities

Downtown LA is home to eight leading health facilities and acute-care hospitals. Several of these are acknowledged as some the world's finest in their respective fields, including:

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Educational Facilities

Whether you live or work in Downtown, take advantage of our exceptional education options, including private schools, college, universities, and libraries. Highlights include:

  • The University of Southern California is just a short drive away, and also happens to be one of the Downtown area's largest private employers.
  • USC's Marshall School of Business offers an outstanding executive MBA program for working managers.
  • UCLA Extension at Figueroa Courtyard
  • Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)
  • Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc)
  • The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Loyola University's School of Law
  • The Colburn School of Performing Arts
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