B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B+
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    B+
Pasadena City College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$6,544/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $4,971/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,658/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,029/ year
  • $76-110k
    $8,819/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
30:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
82%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.184 responses
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.172 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.169 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,068Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
52%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
48%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%

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Pasadena City College Reviews

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Professors are PCC are great. They are friendly, helpful, caring, and intelligent. Students are very approachable as well. Resources are great, though I believe we do need more counselors. The wait is always ridiculous! There are many programs that help with transferring or graduating. The environment is friendly, and there are great restaurants and stores near campus.
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I love PCC! The grounds are beautiful and the professors are top notch. I think it's amazing for the student who desires extended learning and knowledge for self improvement. I am not fully convinced, however, that we are being prepped for the challenges or a four year university and the ability to compete on a global scene.
Still, is education really about competition or collaboration? Time will tell and the mix of viewpoints encourages us to decide that for ourselves. All in all, golden.
I have had a really difficult time at this school with the staff, especially the counseling and admissions departments. There is an extreme lack of communication and knowledge about core topics such as registration start dates and transfer information. I often have to call over 15 times to get someone on the phone who doesn't transfer me to the wrong department or hang up because they do not know the answer. The stairwells in the buildings are littered with graffiti that is barely painted properly. The cafeteria lacks in nutritional and healthy options. The classrooms appear to be very old and worn down. It doesn't seem that they are taking care of the school very well besides the lawn care and outward appearance.