Fresno City College

  • 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 7 community colleges within Fresno County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Fresno City College is San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno Aviation (4.0 miles away).

Top Placements

Fresno City College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 504 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Fresno City College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty504 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Fresno City College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Fresno City College diversity score of 0.72 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment22,307 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio44:144:1
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# Full-Time Students7,820 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students14,487 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
18%
13%
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% Hispanic
40%
37%
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% Black
6%
7%
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% White
29%
32%
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.720.73
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College Completion Rate
18%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,000$34,600
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,828$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid85%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$2,734$5,500
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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.

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