Fresno City College

1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741-0000
Tel: (559)442-4600
  • 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 22,307 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is same as the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Fresno City College is one of 5 community colleges within Fresno County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Kaplan College-Fresno (5.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 504 teachers has declined by 21% over five years.
Fresno City College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty504 staff92 staff
Fresno City College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 22,307 has grown by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has increased from 40:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.72 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment22,307 students7,516 students
Fresno City College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio44:144:1
Fresno City College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students7,820 students1,613 students
Fresno City College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students14,487 students5,903 students
Fresno City College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Fresno City College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Fresno City College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Fresno City College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Fresno City College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Fresno City College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Fresno City College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Fresno City College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
Fresno City College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.720.73
Fresno City College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Fresno City College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,000$34,900
Fresno City College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,188 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 32% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,828 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,188$1,636
Fresno City College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,828$6,797
Fresno City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%78%
Fresno City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$9,500
Fresno City College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$2,734$5,500
Fresno City College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kaplan College-Fresno
    Private, for profit
    272 students | 5.80 Mi44 Shaw Avenue, Rodeo Plaza
    Clovis CA  93612
  • Institute of Technology Inc
    Private, for profit
    1,509 students | 6.40 Mi564 W Herndon
    Clovis CA  93612
  • 14,633 students | 21.90 Mi995 N Reed Ave
    Reedley CA  93654
  • 3,976 students | 32.80 Mi555 College Avenue
    Lemoore CA  93245
  • 1,608 students | 38.00 Mi8344 W Mineral King Ave
    Visalia CA  93291
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,802 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.