Pasadena City College

1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003
Tel: (626)585-7123
  • 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 26,611 students (39% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Pasadena City College is one of 52 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Pasadena (1.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 656 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Pasadena 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 Faculty656 staff92 staff
Pasadena City College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 26,611 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has increased from 34:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.73 is equal to the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment26,611 students7,516 students
Pasadena City College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio41:144:1
Pasadena City College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students10,401 students1,613 students
Pasadena City College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students16,210 students5,903 students
Pasadena City College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pasadena City College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Pasadena City College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2008)
% Asian
Pasadena City College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Pasadena City College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Pasadena City College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pasadena City College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Pasadena City College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Pasadena City College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Pasadena City College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.0.730.73
Pasadena City College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Pasadena City College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,500$34,900
Pasadena City College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,152 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,168 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,152$1,636
Pasadena City College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,168$6,797
Pasadena City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid43%78%
Pasadena City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,756$9,500
Pasadena City College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
Pasadena City College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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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 $18,802 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 scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.