Pinnacle College (Closed 2015)
- The teacher population of 12 teachers has grown by 200% over five years.
|Pinnacle College||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||12 staff||97 staff|
|Number of Programs Offered||3||10|
|Total Enrollment||179 students||7,516 students|
|# Full-Time Students||179 students||1,613 students|
|% Two or more races|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2015)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$33,900||$34,600|
|% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (Year 2013)||95%||78%|
|Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)||$21,000||$9,500|
|Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)||$8,075||$5,500|
Source: 2015 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- College Location Mi. Students
- 661 students | 1.60 Mi1000 South Fremont Avenue, A10
Alhambra,  CA  91803
- 36,012 students | 2.90 Mi1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez
Monterey Park,  CA  91754
- 204 students | 3.80 Mi1237 N. Mission Rd.
Los Angeles,  CA  90033
- 147 students | 4.00 Mi370 S Fair Oaks Ave
Pasadena,  CA  91105
- 1,792 students | 4.40 Mi530 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena,  CA  91101
The Online Education Initiative will greatly expand course offerings for community college students, while making the transfer process between institutions much more smooth. The Initiative has its critics, however, who decry the loss of local control over education.
A recent study reveals that job applicants with a credential or associate’s degree from a community college have slightly better chances of getting a job interview than students who attend a for-profit college or university. Since community colleges are much more budget friendly than for-profit institutions and have much better job placement results, community colleges are a much better option for employment-minded students.
After City College of San Francisco loses its accreditation, other community colleges in the state are facing warnings, sanctions and possible loss of accreditation as well.