Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208)

1500 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale
CA, 91208-2894
Tel: (818)240-1000
15,968 students
Public institution
Glendale Community College is a comprehensive public community college open equally to all adults or high school graduates who can benefit from its programs and services. Its primary mission is to prepare students for successful transfer to four-year colleges and universities or for successful placement or advancement in rewarding careers. Its mission is also to serve its surrounding community through adult non-credit education and community services courses and programs.
School Highlights:
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) serves 15,968 students (34% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) is one of 59 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles (8.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) 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

Student Body

The student population of 15,968 teachers has grown by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.55 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment
15,968 students
1,275 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
5,494 students
829 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 10,474 students
1,020 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) sch enrollment Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan - 1%
% Asian 14%
2%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian -
1%
% Hispanic 21%
7%
% Black 2%
12%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Black (2006-2012)
% White 62%
66%
% Two or more races 1%
2%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) More (2010-2012)
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) sch ethnicity Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) sta ethnicity
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. 0.55 0.45

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,175 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 70% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,519 is less than the state average of $10,075. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,175 $5,940
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,519 $10,075
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Glendale Community College was founded in 1927 to serve the needs of the people in the Glendale Union High School District which included La Crescenta, Glendale, and Tujunga. The school was founded as Glendale Junior College and from 1927 to 1929 conducted classes in the buildings of Glendale Union High School at Broadway and Verdugo in the City of Glendale. In 1929 the junior college moved to the Harvard School plant of the Glendale Union High School District where it remained until 1937. In this year a new plant, part of the present one, was completed and occupied. The year before, in 1936, the Glendale Junior College District was dissolved as such and became a part of the new Glendale Unified School District. The name of the school was changed to Glendale College in 1944. On July 1, 1970 Glendale College became a part of the Glendale Junior College District. On April 20, 1971 the Board of Education adopted a resolution changing the District name to Glendale Community College District. Glendale College is one of 107 community colleges in 72 community college districts throughout the state. Glendale College is known for its academic excellence. We transfer more students to the University of California than any other community college in the vast San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys.Our College Scholars program guarantees acceptance with junior standing at universities nationwide. We also specialize in state-of-the-art career training with high-tech facilities that set the standard for other colleges. There are 22 computer labs on campus. Glendale Community College has a college-credit enrollment of about 15,000 day and evening students, and approximately 10,000 others are reached through the adult education program, specialized job training programs such as JTPA and GAIN, and contract instruction administered by the Professional Development Center. Glendale Community College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Loaction Mi. Students
  • Los Angeles American Academy of Dramatic Arts-Los Angeles
    Private not-for-profit
    1336 N La Brea
    Los Angeles , CA , 90028
    8.3  Mi  |  222  students
  • Glendora Citrus College
    Public
    1000 W Foothill Blvd
    Glendora , CA , 91741
    (626)963-0323
    20.0  Mi  |  11756  students
  • Compton El Camino College-Compton Center
    Public
    1111 East Artesia Blvd.
    Compton , CA , 90221
    (310)900-1600
    20.3  Mi  |  7504  students
  • Norwalk Cerritos College
    Public
    11110 Alondra Blvd
    Norwalk , CA , 90650
    (562)860-2451
    21.0  Mi  |  21071  students
Recent Articles
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
Undeserved Community College Accreditation: Abuse of Power?
Complaints about the current system of accrediting community colleges, combined with the quickly changing scope of community college education and how it’s delivered, may soon necessitate changes in the way that community college programs are accredited.
Competency-Based Education: Better for Your Academic Success?
In recent years, interest in competency-based education has risen drastically. It is a form of learning in which students engage in self-paced instruction and assessment of aptitudes rather than attending traditional courses and receiving traditional grades. Seen as the future of community college education by some, and as a cheapened version of a real education by others, competency-based education appears to be here to stay.