Pasadena City College Overview

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1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003
Phone: (626) 585-7123
2012–13 Tuition & Fees
$1,152 in-state
$6,504 out-of-state
22,859 total
8,092 full-time
14,767 part-time
49% male / 51% female


Pasadena City College is a public, two-year institution in Pasadena, California. Its campus is located in a city, with a total enrollment of 22,859. The school utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The student-faculty ratio is 25:1. The highest degree offered at Pasadena City College is an associate degree. The school has an open admissions policy.

The in-state tuition and fees for 2012–13 were $1,152, and out-of-state tuition and fees were $6,504. There is no application fee.

Students can earn degrees and certificates in 20 different fields. Popular programs include: Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Health Professions and Related Programs, and Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians.

General Information (Fall 2012)

School type Public
Academic calendar Semester
Setting City
Size Very large

Applying (Fall 2012)

Application fee $0
Open admission policy Yes
Total entering students, fall 2012 5,201

Academic Life

Full-time retention rate 1 80%
Part-time retention rate 1 59%
Graduation rate 2 37%
Transfer-out rate 3 13%
Entering students who are full-time first-time undergraduates 4 29%
Student-faculty ratio 25:1

Student Life (Fall 2012)

Total enrollment 22,859
Full-time enrollment 8,092
Part-time enrollment 14,767
Male 49%
Female 51
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 25%
Black or African American 4%
Hispanic/Latino 43%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander 0%
White 17%
Two or more races 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown 4%
Nonresident alien 3%
Percent of population under 18 3%
Percent of population 18-24 70%
Percent of population 25-65 27%
Percent of population over 65 0%

Campus Info and Services (Fall 2012)

Distance education Yes
Employment services for students Yes
Credit for life experiences N/A
Remedial services Yes
Academic/career counseling service Yes
Placement services for completers Yes
On-campus day care for students' children Yes
Library facilities at institution Has own library

Paying for School

At Pasadena City College, 50 percent of undergraduates receive grant or scholarship aid and the average scholarship or grant award is $2,667.
In-state tuition and fees $1,152
Out-of-state tuition and fees $6,504
Books and supplies $1,656
1 Full-time and part-time retention based on Fall 2011 students returning in Fall 2012.
2 Graduation rate based on the Fall 2009 cohort (graduated by 2012).
3 Transfer-out rate based on the Fall 2009 cohort (transferred out by 2012).
4 Entering students who are full-time first-time undergraduates are from the Fall 2009 cohort.

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