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

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$6,652/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $1,002/ year
  • $30-48k
    $3,912/ year
  • $49-75k
    $3,447/ year
  • $76-110k
    $9,403/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
20:1
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.169 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.166 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
10,401Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
3%
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After Pasadena City College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
35%
National
47%
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.
So far, I am enjoying attending Pasadena City College. It was never my initial plan to go to a community college, however I'm glad I made the decision to attend. My favorite things about Pasadena City College include the amazing professors, the opportunities for students planning to transfer, and the helpful programs and resources provided for students. I do believe that certain things should change to make the PCC experience much better. I think that PCC should give students more scholarship opportunities, more internship opportunities for all majors, and expansion of the different study resources around campus.