Pima Community College

  • Since 1969, Pima Community College has been developing our community through learning. The College offers convenient, affordable educational opportunities that can help you make your dreams a reality.

School Highlights

Pima Community College serves 19,594 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 34:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.

Top Rankings

Pima Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Arizona for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 665 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Pima Community College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty665 staff140 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Pima Community College has declined by 30% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 52:1 over five years.
The Pima Community 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 Enrollment19,594 students5,342 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:134:1
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# Full-Time Students4,977 students1,285 students
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# Part-Time Students14,617 students4,057 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
4%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
42%
32%
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% Black
5%
6%
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% White
38%
43%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.670.70
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College Completion Rate
16%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,100$31,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,844 is more than the state average of $1,835. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,048 is more than the state average of $7,133. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,844$1,835
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,048$7,133
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid70%75%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,894$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,938$4,750
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Pima Community College's West Campus, the oldest and largest in the six-campus system. More than 11,000 students each semester find affordable, quality education on Anklam Road near central Tucson. The Sonoran Desert surrounds the West Campus, which features hiking trails, shaded gathering areas, and landscaped courtyards. The West Campus, which opened in 1970, provides a full range of health-related professional programs, as well as programs in the visual and performing arts, creative writing and the sciences. Students can find a variety of transferrable courses in programs covering business, science, art, languages, computers and more. The West Campus also houses the unique Center for Archeological Field Training. Well-equipped laboratories support instruction in the sciences, health-related professions and visual and performing arts. The Center for the Arts includes the Louis Bernal Gallery, the Music Recital Hall and the Proscenium and Black Box Theaters. It provides an essential entertainment venue for the entire Tucson area. Pima Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Pima Community College is Brown Mackie College-Tucson (1.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Brown Mackie College-Tucson
    Private, for profit
    611 students | 1.10 Mi4585 E Speedway Blvd.
    Tucson, AZ 85712
    (520) 327-6866
    1.10611
  • Brookline College-Tucson
    Private for-profit
    290 students | 1.20 Mi5441 E. 22nd St, Ste.125
    Tucson, AZ 85711
    (520) 748-9799
    1.20290
  • 1,851 students | 2.70 Mi3350 East Grant Road, Suite 100
    Tucson, AZ 85716
    (520) 326-1600
    2.701,851
  • 5,044 students | 67.60 Mi8470 N Overfield Rd
    Coolidge, AZ 85128
    (520) 494-5444
    67.605,044
  • 6,040 students | 78.20 Mi615 N. Stadium Ave.
    Thatcher, AZ 85552
    (928) 428-8272
    78.206,040
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Did You Know?
Tucson community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in Tucson is Pima Medical Institute-Tucson. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.