Long Beach City College

Tel: (562)938-4111
24,092 students
Public institution

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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 24,092 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Long Beach City College is one of 57 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is American University of Health Sciences (3.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 512 teachers has declined by 24% over five years.
Long Beach 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 512 staff
59 staff

Student Body

The student population of 24,092 teachers has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has increased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
24,092 students
1,282 students
Long Beach City College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 47:1
22:1
# Full-Time Students
9,624 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 14,468 students
1,017 students
Long Beach City College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Long Beach City College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
12%
2%
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
52%
7%
% Black
14%
12%
% White
15%
57%
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Long Beach City College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
1%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Long Beach City College non_resident (2006-2013)
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,182 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 47% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,702 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,182 $5,742
Long Beach City College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,702 $10,294
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 75%
89%
Source: 2013 (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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For Los Angeles, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,198 per year for in-state students and $6,035 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,771 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles, CA is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles, 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles, CA is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.