Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208)
- Glendale Community College is a comprehensive public community college open equally to all adults or high school graduates who can benefit from its programs and services. Its primary mission is to prepare students for successful transfer to four-year colleges and universities or for successful placement or advancement in rewarding careers. Its mission is also to serve its surrounding community through adult non-credit education and community services courses and programs.
- The teacher population of 428 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208)||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||428 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||15,112 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||35:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||6,865 students||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||8,247 students||5,903 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$36,000||$34,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- Glendale Community College was founded in 1927 to serve the needs of the people in the Glendale Union High School District which included La Crescenta, Glendale, and Tujunga. The school was founded as Glendale Junior College and from 1927 to 1929 conducted classes in the buildings of Glendale Union High School at Broadway and Verdugo in the City of Glendale. In 1929 the junior college moved to the Harvard School plant of the Glendale Union High School District where it remained until 1937. In this year a new plant, part of the present one, was completed and occupied. The year before, in 1936, the Glendale Junior College District was dissolved as such and became a part of the new Glendale Unified School District. The name of the school was changed to Glendale College in 1944. On July 1, 1970 Glendale College became a part of the Glendale Junior College District. On April 20, 1971 the Board of Education adopted a resolution changing the District name to Glendale Community College District. Glendale College is one of 107 community colleges in 72 community college districts throughout the state. Glendale College is known for its academic excellence. We transfer more students to the University of California than any other community college in the vast San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys.Our College Scholars program guarantees acceptance with junior standing at universities nationwide. We also specialize in state-of-the-art career training with high-tech facilities that set the standard for other colleges. There are 22 computer labs on campus. Glendale Community College has a college-credit enrollment of about 15,000 day and evening students, and approximately 10,000 others are reached through the adult education program, specialized job training programs such as JTPA and GAIN, and contract instruction administered by the Professional Development Center. Glendale Community College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
- The nearest community college to Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) is Los Angeles College of Music (4.9 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
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- 18,756 students | 6.60 Mi855 N Vermont Ave
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