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 24,366 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.

Top Rankings

Fresno City College ranks 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 ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty504 staff149 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Fresno City College has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has increased from 30:1 over five years.
The Fresno City College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment24,366 students8,598 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio48:145:1
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# Full-Time Students7,719 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students16,647 students6,583 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
12%
12%
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% Hispanic
53%
43%
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% Black
5%
7%
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% White
20%
25%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
3%
4%
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% Unknown races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.660.73
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College Completion Rate
17%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,000$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,188 is less than the state average of $1,458. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,828 is more than the state average of $6,710. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,188$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,828$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,055$5,751
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Source: 2019 (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

The nearest community college to Fresno City College is San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno Aviation (4.0 miles away).
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  • 77 students | 4.00 Mi4985 East Andersen Ave
    Fresno, CA 93727
    (559) 453-0123
    4.0077
  • 539 students | 4.50 Mi295 East Sierra Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93710
    (559) 448-8282
    4.50539
  • Institute of Technology
    Private for-profit
    1,133 students | 6.40 Mi564 W Herndon
    Clovis, CA 93612
    (559) 297-4500
    6.401,133
  • 7,765 students | 9.10 Mi10309 North Willow Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93730
    (559) 325-5200
    9.107,765
  • 11,189 students | 21.90 Mi995 N Reed Ave
    Reedley, CA 93654
    (559) 638-0300
    21.9011,189
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The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in California is Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.