- 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.
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)
Pasadena City College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Debt For Students
The teacher population of 1,090 teachers has grown by 66% over five years.
Pasadena City College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
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.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
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
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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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