• 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 24,806 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 24,806 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,188
  • Out-state tuition: $6,828
  • Student:teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Fresno City College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 952 teachers has grown by 47% over five years.
Fresno City College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
952 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Fresno City College has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
The Fresno City College diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
24,806 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
26:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
7,792 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
17,014 students
6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
12%
12%
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% Hispanic
60%
47%
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% Black
5%
6%
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% White
19%
23%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.59
0.70
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College Completion Rate
20%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,000
$34,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Fresno City College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,188 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,828 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,188
$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,828
$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
79%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Fresno City College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$4,500
$10,376
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Fresno City College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,106
$6,000
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Fresno City College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 24,806 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,188
  • Out-state tuition: $6,828
  • Student:teacher ratio: 26:1
  • Minority enrollment: 81%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

Fresno County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.60, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Fresno County, CA is Clovis Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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