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1101 E. University Ave
Fresno, CA 93741
p. 559-442-4600
w. www.fresnocitycollege.edu

Fresno City College

Fresno City College Rating: 3.8/5 (5 votes)

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Introduction

A historically significant member of the 109-campus California Community College System since 1910, Fresno City College was the first community college in the state of California, and the second in the United States. Today, the college offers an array of associate’s degree, technical certificates, and 2-year programs designed to prepare students for transfer to a 4-year institution. The school also offers a variety of professional development and continuing education course options.

The school has a partnership with Reedley College, and additional campuses associated with the school include the Clovis Center, the Madera Center, the Oakhurst Center, and Willow International.

Academics

The college has a comprehensive list of areas of study for students to choose from. Students can come to campus and learn in a traditional classroom setting, or enroll in online learning or partake in distance learning education that uses a videoconference system.

Those pursing an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Science degree are required to complete the general requirements by taking specific classes in the Natural Sciences, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Humanities, and Language in Rationality. Academic divisions available include Applied Technology; Business; Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts; Health Sciences; Humanities; Mathematics, Science, and Engineering; and Social Sciences.

There are also several special areas of study, which were implemented to better serve the local community. Here, local potential fireman and policemen can study at the Fire Academy and the Police Academy. The ROTC has training here as well, and students can partake in the ESL program, Developmental Education, Career & Technology Center, and the Allied Health program.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

Fresno City has an open admissions policy that allows any student who has graduated from an accredited high school to matriculate. In addition, the school has provisions allowing students who have received a GED to be admitted. An acceptable score on the California High School Proficiency Exam is also considered to be grounds for admission.

The school also has a provisional admissions policy that allows non-high school graduates to be admitted, on the condition that they maintain a certain grade-point average in their subsequent classes. If applicable, high school transcripts may be required as part of the registration process. Admitted students may be required to take placement tests to determine eligibility for remedial coursework and appropriate placement in other core classes.

Financial Aid

Students are offered an array of financial aid programs and other initiatives geared to keep tuition and other fees manageable. The most common types of awards include federal Pell Grants, need-based grants such as the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, need- and merit-based scholarships, state grants such as the Cal Grants program, fee waivers, and student loans.

Although the school has rolling deadlines for submission of most financial aid forms, the FAFSA form should be submitted between January and June for priority consideration. The cutoff date for full scholarship consideration is usually March 1. Check the school’s website for current details and possible changes.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6477th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The largely urban campus is situated near the heart of the Fresno city center. The school’s diverse student body includes both college-age and returning adult students, and although the school does not offer on-campus housing, the housing department compiles a list of affordable student rentals in close proximity to the school.

Associated Student Government groups are one popular student activity, and other clubs and organizations active on campus include foreign language clubs, honor societies, cultural groups, service organizations, and hobby groups, with special clubs for filmmakers, budding anthropologists, history enthusiasts, and philosophical thinkers.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The Ram’s athletic program offers its students a full slate of men’s and women’s club teams, as well as intramural sports. Men’s sports include baseball, cross country, golf, soccer, tennis, and basketball, while women’s sports include badminton, softball, track and field, volleyball, and water polo.

The school’s teams regularly fare well in competitive play within the State Associations Division. In the 2007-08 season, the Rams men’s basketball team ranked first in total points among teams in its division.

Accreditation

Accreditation is provided by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Information Summary

Ranks 197th in California and 2264th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in California and 180th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.00
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 9 0.04
Arson 7 0.03
Burglary 33 0.16
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 25 0.12
Arrest 25 0.12

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,809 0.36
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 35 0.01
Forcible Rape 51 0.01
Robbery 1,020 0.20
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5,713 1.14
Larceny 14,928 2.98
Vehicle theft 4,780 0.96

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District616

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4103rd for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,104 $1,104 $6,744
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $38 $38 $38
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $281
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,782 $2,782 $8,422
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $16,758 $16,758 $22,398
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $6,938 $6,938 $12,578

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $900 $1,140 $900 $1,140 $5,604 $6,780
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,640 $1,660
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,820(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,156(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,156(N/C)

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 1 121 598 301 9 439 77 1,590
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 6 4 8 2 22
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 3 9 4 6 1 23
American Sign Language (ASL) 1 1 1 2 5
Anthropology 3 5 1 9
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Archeology 2 2
Architectural Technology/Technician 1 1
Art/Art Studies, General 2 2 1 2 7
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 1 1 3
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 5 5 1 1 13
Biological and Physical Sciences 11 10 11 1 33
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 8 10 15 4 40
Building Construction Technology 1 1
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector 1 3 1 5
Business Administration and Management, General 4 28 11 1 23 5 75
Child Care Provider/Assistant 6 33 15 1 16 3 76
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 2 10 4 4 21
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 2 5 4 11
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 1 1
Corrections 3 1 4
Criminal Justice/Police Science 30 10 1 5 1 47
Dance, General 1 1
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 7 6 9 1 25
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 4 1 3 8
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 1
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 1 2 2 5
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 1 5 4 4 1 15
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 2 2
English Language and Literature, General 5 6 1 13
Ethnic Studies 3 3
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 8 3 11
Fire Science/Fire-fighting 2 12 15 30
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management 1 1
Forensic Science and Technology 2 6 9
Graphic Design 5 2 1 8
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 1 1
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 1 1 2 4 8
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 2 6 1 1 10
Human Services, General 8 13 5 3 3 33
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 1 2
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician 3 1 1 5
Information Technology 1 1
Journalism 1 1
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1 1
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 15 3 13 1 33
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 13 51 23 2 33 9 135
Library and Archives Assisting 1 8 4 7 21
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1 2
Mathematics, General 1 3 2 3 1 11
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 15 3 18
Medical/Clinical Assistant 5 4 3 12
Music, General 2 2
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 2 3 6
Philosophy 2 2
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant 1 3 7 10 11 32
Photography
Physical Sciences 1 1
Pre-Engineering 1 1
Psychology, General 4 15 7 8 35
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 1 22 11 19 3 56
Real Estate 1 1
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 1 2 3
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 37 106 109 1 90 8 367
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist 8 5 6 1 21
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 1 2 3
Retail Management 1 1
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 2 2
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 1 1
Small Business Administration/Management
Social Sciences, General 13 46 10 30 4 105
Sociology 1 1 1 3
Spanish Language and Literature 4 1 5
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 1
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 3 6 1 5 15
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 7 20 2 1 7 4 43
Surgical Technology/Technologist 6 3 5 14
Teacher Assistant/Aide 6 6 5 1 18
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology 1 1 2
Telecommunications Engineering 3 1 4 1 9
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 2 3
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 1 2 3
Welding Technology/Welder 7 1 2 10

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 500th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $86,039 ($87,391 male / $88,567 female)
Number of FT Faculty 340 (165 male / 175 female)
Number of PT Faculty 895
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $8,807,707
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