4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • Long Beach City College is a comprehensive community college that provides open and affordable access to quality associate degree and certificate programs, workforce preparation, and opportunities for personal development and enrichment. The college develops students’ college-level skills and expands their general knowledge, enables their transfer to four-year institutions, prepares them for successful careers or to advance in their current careers, and fosters their personal commitment to lifelong learning. Based upon a commitment to excellence, college programs foster and support the intellectual, cultural, economic and civic development of our diverse community.

School Highlights

Long Beach City College serves 23,147 students (40% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 23,147 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,182
  • Out-state tuition: $6,702
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 85%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Long Beach City College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,101 teachers has grown by 96% over five years.
Long Beach City College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,101 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Long Beach City College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The Long Beach City College diversity score of 0.61 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
23,147 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
9,348 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
13,799 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
165 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
9,348 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
13,799 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
11%
14%
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% Hispanic
59%
45%
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% Black
9%
5%
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% White
15%
26%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
n/a
3%
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Diversity Score
0.61
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
16.94%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,100
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,182 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,702 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,182
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,702
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
87%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,885
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,168
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Long Beach City College provides excellence in education in a student centered environment. You will find dedicated faculty who are excited and inspired, a staff who is ready to assist you and a student body with a diversity of interests and backgrounds. Long Beach City College stands ready to serve your needs with current curriculum, whether you are preparing for employment, planning to transfer to a university, engaged in professional development or personal improvement or training as a part of local business and industry. Your community college is flexible enough to meet your needs regardless of your goals. Long Beach City College offers tours to community groups and prospective students. Our campus tours are conducted by students who study, work, and volunteer time at LBCC. As you consider what college to attend, you can gain valuable insight to the history and traditions of our college, by allowing our President's Ambassadors to give you a guided tour. Long Beach City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Long Beach City College cost?

Long Beach City College's tuition is approximately $1,182 for In-State students and $6,702 for Out-State students.

What is Long Beach City College's ranking?

Long Beach City College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 23,147 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,182
  • Out-state tuition: $6,702
  • Student:teacher ratio: 21:1
  • Minority enrollment: 85%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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