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  1. Professors
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    A
  6. Location
    A
Pasadena City College is an above-average public college located in Pasadena, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 10,416 undergraduate students. The Pasadena City College acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Business. Graduating 39% of students, Pasadena City College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,400.
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference

Pasadena City College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$6,409/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,920/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
66%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
26:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.184 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.191 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.188 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    15%
  • On Campus
    80%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,416Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
16,446
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
  • Outgoing
    71%
  • chill
    29%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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I attended PCC for a year after graduating from a prestigious undergrad university to fulfill pre-req classes for grad schools.

My time there was incredible. The professors and administration want their students to succeed and highly encourage everyone to transfer out to not only state schools, but their dream schools. The work is up to par with 4 year university curriculum in terms of difficulty, material, and the work required to get an A in classes. Students transferring out from PCC will succeed in a 4-year.

This community college broke my initial negative biases towards JC's. I highly recommend to anyone planning to transfer to a 4-year fully equipped. Despite me only attending PCC for a year part-time taking a total of 5 classes, I had made some friends with both the student body and faculty at PCC. Two of the professors even wrote my Letter of Recommendation for my grad school apps!

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PCC has been a wonderful experience so far, and an amazing place to start my path towards a degree in the outdoor/national park industry. First of all, the campus is incredibly nice in my opinion - it's the perfect size, not too small where it feels cramped, but not too large where it's overwhelming. The local area is mostly suburban, and feels very safe; Pasadena is one of the nicer parts of the LA area. My classes are rewarding and the professors I've had have been willing to help out every step of the way. The student body is incredibly diverse and fun - there's always an event or performance going on somewhere! The campus food and local dining offers plenty of tasty options, even plenty of healthy ones. Overall, I highly recommend PCC to anyone in the area who is looking for a place to start moving towards a 4-year university and a higher degree! Your experience will speak for itself - this one of the best community colleges in the country.
I absolutely loved attending Pasadena City College. I was apart of the DSPS and CalWORKs Programs on campus. I always felt a constant outpouring of support from the staff to help me reach my academic goals. Professors were always willing to help me better understand the material. The college itself offered more than enough resources to support me academically, as well as physically and mentally. I am very proud to be a Lancer!