Long Beach City College

  • 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 24,403 students (40% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Long Beach City College is one of 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Long Beach City College is American University of Health Sciences (3.3 miles away).

Top Placements

Long Beach City College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 561 teachers has declined by 17% over five years.
Long Beach City College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty561 staff97 staff
Long Beach City College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Long Beach City College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Long Beach City College diversity score of 0.73 is equal to the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment24,403 students7,516 students
Long Beach City College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio43:144:1
Long Beach City College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students9,780 students1,613 students
Long Beach City College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students14,623 students5,903 students
Long Beach City College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Long Beach City College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Long Beach City College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Long Beach City College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Long Beach City College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Long Beach City College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Long Beach City College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Long Beach City College Hawaiian (2011-2012)
% Two or more races
Long Beach City College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Long Beach City College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Long Beach City College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.730.73
Long Beach City College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Long Beach City College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,100$34,600
Long Beach City College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,182 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,702 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,182$1,636
Long Beach City College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,702$6,797
Long Beach City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%78%
Long Beach City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$8,321$9,500
Long Beach City College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
Long Beach City College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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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.