Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208)

1500 N Verdugo Rd
Glendale, CA 91208-2894
Tel: (818)240-1000
  • 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.
School Highlights
  • Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) serves 15,112 students (45% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) is one of 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) is Los Angeles College of Music (4.9 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 428 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208)(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 Faculty428 staff97 staff
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) has declined by 5% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 19% over five years.
Total Enrollment15,112 students7,516 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio35:144:1
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students6,865 students1,613 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students8,247 students5,903 students
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Black (2007-2016)
% White
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.660.73
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,000$34,900
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,175 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,663 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,175$1,636
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,663$6,797
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition Notesnot free
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid66%80%
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,500$9,158
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2010)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$4,722
Glendale Community College (Glendale - 91208) Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2011)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

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  • Los Angeles College of Music
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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 $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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 higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.