Pasadena City College

1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Tel: (626)585-7123
24,762 students
Public institution
The mission of Pasadena City College is successful student learning. The College provides high-quality, academically rigorous instruction in a comprehensive transfer and vocational curriculum, as well as learning activities designed to improve the economic condition and quality of life of the diverse communities within the College service area.
School Highlights
Pasadena City College serves 24,762 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Pasadena City College is one of 54 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena (1.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 631 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
College Pasadena City College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 631 staff
61 staff
Pasadena City College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 24,762 has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 32:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is equal to the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 45% over five years.
Total Enrollment 24,762 students 1,315 students
Pasadena City College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 39:1
Pasadena City College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 9,212 students
815 students
Pasadena City College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 15,550 students
1,061 students
Pasadena City College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Pasadena City College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Pasadena City College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Pasadena City College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Pasadena City College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Pasadena City College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Pasadena City College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Pasadena City College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Pasadena City College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Pasadena 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. 0.70 0.70
Pasadena City College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,152 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 64% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,168 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,152 $5,590
Pasadena City College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,168 $10,086
Pasadena City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 59%
Pasadena City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Pasadena City College is one of America's top community colleges, with a strong reputation for academics and leading-edge technology. Pasadena City College is located in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California, USA. It often called by its acronym, PCC. Its current president is Dr. James Kossler. Pasadena City College can trace its roots back to 1911 when eighteen acres were acquired for the construction of a new campus for Pasadena High School. An additional nineteen acres were purchased in 1923 expanding the campus to 37.39 aces. The property was bounded on the north by Colorado Boulevard, the east by Sierra Bonita Avenue, the south by Blanch Street (later Del Mar) and the west by Hill Avenue. Pasadena City College sponsors intercollegiate teams through the Physical Education Division. We offer 16 intercollegiate sports teams in 11 different sports.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 1,694 students | 1.20 Mi530 East Colorado Boulevard
    Pasadena, CA 91101
  • Los Angeles Music Academy
    Private for-profit
    167 students | 1.80 Mi370 S Fair Oaks Ave
    Pasadena, CA 91105
  • Platt College-Los Angeles
    Private for-profit
    602 students | 3.40 Mi1000 South Fremont Avenue A10
    Alhambra, CA 91803
  • 179 students | 4.70 Mi1000 South Fremont Avenue Bldg A-11 Ste 11010
    Alhambra, CA 91803
  • 16,304 students | 6.50 Mi1500 N Verdugo Rd
    Glendale, CA 91208
Did You Know?
For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,568 per year for in-state students and $8,631 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,830 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 71%. 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 0.52. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Keck Graduate Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.