4905C East Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85709
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 15,544 students (22% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 9:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 15,544 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,844
  • Out-state tuition: $8,048
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 62%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Pima Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size
Completion Rates

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,640 teachers has grown by 146% over five years.
Pima Community College
(AZ) 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
1,640 staff
296 staff
This chart display total faculty of Pima Community College and community college average number of faculty in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Pima Community College has declined by 36% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 9:1 has decreased from 12:1 over five years.
The Pima Community College diversity score of 0.68 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
15,544 students
3,327 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Pima Community College and community college average number of enrollment of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
9:1
14:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Pima Community College and community college average student staff ratio of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
3,365 students
1,301 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time students enrollment of Pima Community College and average number of community college Full-time students enrollment of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
12,179 students
3,091 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Pima Community College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Pima Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of AZ.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
136 students
343 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
3,365 students
1,301 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Pima Community College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
7 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
12,179 students
3,091 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
250 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
2%
3%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Pima Community College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Asian
3%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Pima Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
42%
34%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Pima Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
4%
6%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Pima Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
38%
45%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Pima Community College and the percentage of White community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Two or more races
2%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Pima Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Pima Community College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Pima Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in AZ.
Diversity Score
0.68
0.67
This chart display the diversity score of Pima Community College and the community college average diversity score of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
14.73%
3.35%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Pima Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.28%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,100
$32,100
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Pima Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of AZ by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,844 is equal to the state average of $1,844. The in-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,048 is more than the state average of $7,206. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,844
$1,844
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Pima Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,048
$7,206
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Pima Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
78%
79%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Pima Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$7,125
$9,500
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Pima Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$4,750
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Pima Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in AZ by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Pima Community College cost?

Pima Community College's tuition is approximately $1,844 for In-State students and $8,048 for Out-State students.

What is Pima Community College's ranking?

Pima Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Arizona for: Largest student body, Highest completion rates and Least debt for graduating students.

Recent Articles

Careers: Marine Biologist
Careers: Marine Biologist
Combine underwater adventures with scientific discoveries and crystal blue waters, and you may have a dream career as a marine biologist. Learn about how you can start your marine biology training right at community college!
Cursing in the Classroom: Professor Ousted for Swearing
Cursing in the Classroom: Professor Ousted for Swearing
In a Hawaii community college philosophy course, a professor used profanity to get students' attention and inspire independent thought, but the efforts may have backfired.
Why Community Colleges Will Soon Be Accepting High School Sophomores
Why Community Colleges Will Soon Be Accepting High School Sophomores
The next wave of community college students may just be high school sophomores. Learn about the new program that allows high school sophomores to graduate at 10th grade and proceed directly to community colleges.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 15,544 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,844
  • Out-state tuition: $8,048
  • Student:teacher ratio: 9:1
  • Minority enrollment: 62%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Related School Videos

Did You Know?

For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,844 per year for in-state students and $7,206 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,065 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Arizona is Bryan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

Quick Links