Long Beach City College

4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
Tel: (562)938-4111
24,403 students
Public institution
Long Beach City College is a comprehensive community college that provides open and affordable access to quality associate degree and certificate programs, workforce preparation, and opportunities for personal development and enrichment. The college develops students’ college-level skills and expands their general knowledge, enables their transfer to four-year institutions, prepares them for successful careers or to advance in their current careers, and fosters their personal commitment to lifelong learning. Based upon a commitment to excellence, college programs foster and support the intellectual, cultural, economic and civic development of our diverse community.
School Highlights
Long Beach City College serves 24,403 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
Long Beach City College is one of 56 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is American University of Health Sciences (3.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 561 teachers has declined by 16% over five years.
College Long Beach City College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 561 staff 70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 24,403 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has increased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is equal to the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 24,403 students 2,397 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 43:1 44:1
# Full-Time Students 9,780 students 1,260 students
# Part-Time Students 14,623 students 5,258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
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. 0.73 0.73

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,366 is more than the state average of $1,324. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $7,218 is more than the state average of $6,758. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,366 $1,324
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,218 $6,758
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78% 81%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Long Beach City College provides excellence in education in a student centered environment. You will find dedicated faculty who are excited and inspired, a staff who is ready to assist you and a student body with a diversity of interests and backgrounds. Long Beach City College stands ready to serve your needs with current curriculum, whether you are preparing for employment, planning to transfer to a university, engaged in professional development or personal improvement or training as a part of local business and industry. Your community college is flexible enough to meet your needs regardless of your goals. Long Beach City College offers tours to community groups and prospective students. Our campus tours are conducted by students who study, work, and volunteer time at LBCC. As you consider what college to attend, you can gain valuable insight to the history and traditions of our college, by allowing our President's Ambassadors to give you a guided tour. Long Beach City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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Did You Know?
For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,826 per year for in-state students and $6,443 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,655 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles 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 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Keck Graduate Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.