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
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.174 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.171 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
11,068Undergrads
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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Pasadena City College Reviews

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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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This is the best community college if you want to save some $$$ before going to a university. The professors were helpful, and the school has different resources to help students to be successful.Plan every day and work your plans. Learn from the people around you. Don't give up if you made mistakes. Stay committed to your dreams. You can do it!
Academically, this is a good school. I'm an art major so it's cool that there's an entire building dedicated to art/performing arts. Compared to many other community colleges in my local area (Los Angeles), there's a large variety of different programs/classes offered here. I haven't had any problems with the administrators. The counselors take their time to help you. Even the tougher teachers aren't that bad as long as you take responsibility and keep up with their assignments. The only bad thing about this school is the safety situation. I've gotten about five emails regarding incidents to watch out for on campus this past year, but I understand that that can't be the college's fault. It's a good thing that there are campus polices constantly walking around, and even a police department on campus. Overall, it was really convenient for me to get around campus and get help. The location is also a plus; students who don't drive can easily walk off campus to get food.