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
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,780/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $5,073/ year
  • $30-48k
    $5,679/ year
  • $49-75k
    $8,071/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,920/ year
  • $110k+
    $11,958/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
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
37%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.174 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.171 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,524Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
50%
Varsity Athletes
2%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,700/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
36%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
National
83%

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I have just finished my first semester of college and I would not have asked for a better experience! I took 14 units during this 16 week semester, and I did not find the work load too hard.
Every professor I had really cared about their students and liked their jobs. They are all very smart, kind, and excited to teach. Because this was my first experience with having college professors, I do not have anyone to compare them to, but I definitely feel as though these were the best professors! Thanks to these amazing professors, I finished strong with a 4.0 GPA!
This school has also helped me save TONS of money because of the PCC Promise, which gives me and many others our first year tuition free! This is another great reason for why everybody should attend this school!
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Pasadena City College offers exceptional quality education at a low, affordable costs. The faculty to student ratio is relatively low compared to that of those at public universities. Many faculty members will go out of their way to give you the best education they can. PCC is the best bang for your buck! From here you can go anywhere.
Pasadena City College is a great community college that looks and feels like a 4-year university. The outlook and structure of the college is really beautiful as the architecture makes it look very professional and prideful. The education at the college is what sets it apart from other community colleges. Professors there are teaching at a high level that can ensure students that they are getting what they deserve as they would at a 4-year university. Counseling is also very helpful at Pasadena City College as the offices there are very professional and helpful in any matter you have regarding either classes, financial aid, and transferring options. With that being said the education level and great help from the offices makes Pasadena City College one of the best community college transfer schools in California.