Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741
Tel: (559)442-4600
21,710 students
Public institution
Fresno City College, California's first community college, is a comprehensive learning community offering innovative instructional programs in anticipation of and responsive to the lifelong learning needs of our diverse population.
School Highlights:
Fresno City College serves 21,710 students (37% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Fresno City College is one of 9 community colleges within Fresno County, CA.
The nearest community college is Heald College-Fresno (3.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 472 teachers has declined by 23% over five years.
College Fresno City College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level Less than 2 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 472 staff
61 staff
Fresno City College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 21,710 has declined by 5% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.67 is less than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment 21,710 students 1,296 students
Fresno City College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 8,133 students
814 students
Fresno City College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 13,577 students
1,040 students
Fresno City College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Fresno City College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
Fresno City College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
15%
5%
Fresno City College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
50%
21%
Fresno City College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
7%
15%
Fresno City College Black (2006-2013)
% White
23%
51%
Fresno City College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Fresno City College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Fresno City College Unknown (2006-2013)
Fresno City College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.67 0.68
Fresno City College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,782 is less than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,142 $5,660
Fresno City College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,782 $10,250
Fresno City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The college's history began in 1907 when C. L. McLane, then superintendent of schools for the city of Fresno, recognized the need for college instruction for San Joaquin Valley students. Largely through McLane's efforts, Fresno Junior College was established. The first class consisted of 20 students and three instructors. The California Community College system has now grown to 109 campuses, enrolling approximately 1.5 million students. Fresno City College has built upon its rich history and gone on to pioneer many new developments in community college education. Thou-sands of local people have worked through the years to make Fresno City College a viable and strong educational institution. The College provides a wide variety of supportive services to assist our students in achieving their educational goals. Moreover, we are dedicated to working collaboratively with our community to enhance the economic and social development of the region.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Heald College-Fresno
    Private for-profit
    1,814 students | 3.80 Mi255 W Bullard
    Fresno, CA 93704
    (559)438-4222
    3.801,814
  • 86 students | 4.00 Mi4985 E Anderson Ave
    Fresno, CA 93727
    (559)453-0123
    4.0086
  • 670 students | 4.40 Mi295 E Sierra Ave
    Fresno, CA 93710
    (559)448-8282
    4.40670
  • 281 students | 5.80 Mi44 Shaw Avenue Rodeo Plaza
    Clovis, CA 93612
    (559)325-5100
    5.80281
  • Institute of Technology Inc
    Private for-profit
    1,962 students | 6.40 Mi564 W Herndon
    Clovis, CA 93612
    (559)297-4500
    6.401,962
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Did You Know?
Fresno County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.65, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Fresno County, CA is Institute of Technology Inc. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.