1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • The mission of Pasadena City College is successful student learning. The College provides high-quality, academically rigorous instruction in a comprehensive transfer and vocational curriculum, as well as learning activities designed to improve the economic condition and quality of life of the diverse communities within the College service area.

School Highlights

Pasadena City College serves 25,034 students (38% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 25,034 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,152
  • Out-state tuition: $6,168
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,090 teachers has grown by 66% over five years.
Pasadena 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
1,090 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pasadena City College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 has decreased from 25:1 over five years.
The Pasadena City College diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
25,034 students
7,899 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
9,427 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
15,607 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
192 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
9,427 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
15,607 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
32%
14%
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% Hispanic
43%
45%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
13%
26%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.69
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
43%
35%
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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)
$37,500
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,152 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,168 is less than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,152
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,168
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
79%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,151
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$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

  • Pasadena City College is one of America's top community colleges, with a strong reputation for academics and leading-edge technology. Pasadena City College is located in the Los Angeles suburb of Pasadena, California, USA. It often called by its acronym, PCC. Its current president is Dr. James Kossler. Pasadena City College can trace its roots back to 1911 when eighteen acres were acquired for the construction of a new campus for Pasadena High School. An additional nineteen acres were purchased in 1923 expanding the campus to 37.39 aces. The property was bounded on the north by Colorado Boulevard, the east by Sierra Bonita Avenue, the south by Blanch Street (later Del Mar) and the west by Hill Avenue. Pasadena City College sponsors intercollegiate teams through the Physical Education Division. We offer 16 intercollegiate sports teams in 11 different sports.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pasadena City College cost?

Pasadena City College's tuition is approximately $1,152 for In-State students and $6,168 for Out-State students.

What is Pasadena City College's ranking?

Pasadena City College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Average community college minority breakdown, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 25,034 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,152
  • Out-state tuition: $6,168
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,211 per year for in-state students and $6,572 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $24,568 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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