Glendale Community College

  • 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 serves 13,584 students (49% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Glendale Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 736 teachers has grown by 57% over five years.
Glendale Community College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate'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 Faculty736 staff308 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Glendale Community College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The Glendale Community College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment13,584 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:124:1
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# Full-Time Students6,682 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students6,902 students6,350 students
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% Asian
8%
12%
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% Hispanic
30%
47%
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% Black
2%
6%
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% White
49%
23%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.660.70
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College Completion Rate
32%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,000$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,175 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,663 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,175$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,663$7,123
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Tuition Notesnot free
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$8,000$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$7,000$6,000
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Source: 2020 (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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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 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 score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.