Pasadena City College

  • 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 26,971 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Pasadena City College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,090 teachers has grown by 51% over five years.
Pasadena City College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty1,090 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pasadena City College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 41:1 over five years.
The Pasadena City College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment26,971 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
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# Full-Time Students10,010 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students16,961 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
24%
12%
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% Hispanic
50%
47%
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% Black
4%
6%
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% White
14%
23%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
3%
2%
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% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score0.670.70
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College Completion Rate
35%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,500$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,152 is less than the state average of $1,997. 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 $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,152$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,168$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid75%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,000$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$6,000
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pasadena City College is University of the People (0.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • University of the People
    Private not-for-profit
    4,987 students | 0.90 Mi225 S. Lake Ave., Suite 300
    Pasadena, CA 91101
    (626) 264-8880
    0.904,987
  • 288 students | 1.90 Mi300 S Fair Oaks Ave
    Pasadena, CA 91105
    (626) 568-8850
    1.90288
  • Platt College-Los Angeles
    Private for-profit
    727 students | 4.50 Mi1000 South Fremont Avenue, A10
    Alhambra, CA 91803
    (626) 300-5444
    4.50727
  • 13,584 students | 6.70 Mi1500 N Verdugo Rd
    Glendale, CA 91208
    (818) 240-1000
    6.7013,584
  • 36,885 students | 7.30 Mi1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
    Monterey Park, CA 91754
    (323) 265-8650
    7.3036,885
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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.