Pima Community College

4905C East Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85709-1275
Tel: (520)206-4500
  • 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 28,070 students (33% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 42:1 is higher than the state community college average of 39:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 48%.
  • Pima Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Pima County, AZ.
  • The nearest community college is Southwest University of Visual Arts-Tucson (3.90 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 665 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Pima Community College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty665 staff66 staff
Pima Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 28,070 has declined by 13% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 42:1 has decreased from 54:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is equal to the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment28,070 students5,697 students
Pima Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio42:139:1
Pima Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students9,303 students1,101 students
Pima Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students18,767 students4,596 students
Pima Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Pima Community College Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Pima Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Pima Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Pima Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Pima Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Pima Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Pima Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Pima Community College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Pima Community College Ethnicity Breakdown AZ 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.0.650.65
Pima Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Pima Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,100$31,400
Pima Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,844 is more than the state average of $1,830. The in-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,048 is more than the state average of $7,111. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,844$1,830
Pima Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,048$7,111
Pima Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid66%82%
Pima Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$7,500$9,500
Pima Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,022
Pima Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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