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4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
p. 562-938-4111
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Long Beach City College

Long Beach City College Rating: 4.0/5 (12 votes)

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Introduction

Long Beach City College, commonly shortened to LBCC and also known as “City” among students and locals, is a two-year community college located in Long Beach, California, the second-largest city in the Los Angeles metro area. Its two campuses include:

  • Liberal Arts Campus, or LAC, which is located in the Lakewood Village neighborhood
  • Pacific Coast Campus, or PCC, which is located in Long Beach near Signal Hill

The college serves nearly 30,000 students each year.

Academics

LBCC students can pursue a variety of degrees and diplomas within six schools, which include:

  • School of Business and Social Science, which offers programs in business, information technology, public service, and more
  • School of Creative Arts and Applied Sciences, which offers programs in photography, interior design, family studies, and more
  • School of Health and Science, which offers programs in nursing and other healthcare professions as well as math and engineering
  • School of Language Arts, which offers English programs for native and non-native speakers as well as foreign language classes
  • School of Physical Education and Athletics, which offers health and wellness classes and hosts sports and athletics events
  • School of Trade and Industrial Technology, which offers vocational programs such as mechanics, drafting, and welding

The Distance Learning (DL) Program gives students the opportunity to take some courses entirely online. Other DL classes are considered “hybrid” due to occasional in-person classes and meetings on campus in addition to the online component.

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Admissions

Prospective students must complete an official school application, which can be done online, and submit official copies of high school or equivalent transcripts and standardized test scores.

Admissions requirements may vary for returning students who have already attended the school, international and out-of-state students, and transfer students. Additional requirements may also be in place for particular programs of study.

Financial Aid

Students seeking financial aid to help pay for tuition, fees, textbooks, and other education-related expenses must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. LBCC students may be eligible for loans, grants, and scholarships. Financial aid programs for active military personnel and veterans also exist.

Types of government-backed student loans include the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program. Grants may include federal Pell Grants and Cal Grants, which are funded by the state of California. Scholarships that LBCC students have received include The American Dream Scholarship, The Long Beach City College Scholarship, and the Gilman International Scholarship.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5950th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The college currently enrolls nearly 30,000 students. Studies have found that students who get involved outside of the classroom have a more successful college experience, and LBCC students have a plethora of school-recognized clubs and organizations to choose from. These include trade- or industry-specifc clubs, such as the Culinary and Baking Club and Carpentry Club; cultural groups, such as the French Club, Gay Straight Alliance, and the Cambodian Student Association; religious organizations, such as Christians on Campus and the Muslim Student Association; and special interest clubs, such as the Video Game Club, Young Poet Society, and Fashion Network Club.

The Associated Student Body Cabinet, which serves as the “voice” of the student body and is the largest group on campus. The Cabinet funds most student events for the school.

Events held on campus include the Spring Sing Variety Show and the Mini Grand-Prix.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The college offers 21 intercollegiate teams, including basketball, baseball, softball, cross country, foootball, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field, volleyball, and water polo. The athletic teams are known as the Vikings and the viking mascot is named Ole.

Many former student athletes who attended LBCC have gone on to professional athletic careers. The Vikings are known as a powerhouse in community college circles.

Local Community

Long Beach, part of the Los Angeles metro area, is one of the largest cities in California. Its population is approximately 500,000 residents. Located on the Pacific Ocean, the Port of Long Beach is one of the largest shipping ports in the world. The city, which is also an oil refinery and manufacturing hub, is home to some of the worst air pollution in the country.

Information Summary

Ranks 195th in California and 2248th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.00
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 8 0.03
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 11 0.04
Arrest 3 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 1,400 0.30
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 25 0.01
Forcible Rape 112 0.02
Robbery 1,320 0.28
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 3,275 0.70
Larceny 7,329 1.57
Vehicle theft 2,212 0.47

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population37,403 (37,403 urban / N/A rural)
Households14,261 (2.61 people per house)
Median Household Income$63,620
Families10,277 (3.07 people per family)

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 offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District647

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4097th 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 $6,624
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $78 $78 $78
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $276
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 $2,957 $2,957 $8,477
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,267 $18,267 $23,787
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,323 $7,323 $12,843

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,082 $1,182 $1,082 $1,182 $6,206 $6,702
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,675
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,863 $10,975
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,059 $4,135
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,185 $4,266

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 59 466 1,543 587 30 768 104 3,665
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 18 10 11 42
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 25 194 647 198 7 228 25 1,376
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 6 7 28 20 18 3 88
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician 4 23 3 6 11 2 53
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 1 1 2
Apparel and Textile Manufacture 3 3
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management 1 2 1 2 6
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General 2 1 3 1 7
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 15 1 17
Architectural Technology/Technician 5 2 1 8
Art/Art Studies, General 1 2 1 4
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 2 10 4 1 17
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 2 8 5 5 2 22
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 3 10 15 9 37
Broadcast Journalism 1 1 2 4
Business Administration and Management, General 4 6 38 16 2 19 5 90
Business/Commerce, General 1 3 2 1 3 10
Cabinetmaking and Millwork
Carpentry/Carpenter 5 3 3 11
Child Care Provider/Assistant 2 39 112 16 1 44 4 225
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 1 2
Computer Support Specialist 2 3 1 2 8
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 7 3 2 13
Computer and Information Sciences, General 1 6 3 3 1 15
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 2 2 1 2 1 8
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 1 10 55 16 41 1 128
Creative Writing 1 1 2
Criminal Justice/Police Science 6 34 5 8 2 55
Design and Visual Communications, General
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician 12 4 16
Dietetic Technician 1 8 9 3 21
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 2 2 4
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 2
Drawing 1 1
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 1 2 1 4
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 4 40 9 1 17 2 73
English Language and Literature, General 6 1 4 2 14
Family and Community Services 6 1 3 10
Fashion/Apparel Design 1 2 6 1 10
Film/Cinema/Video Studies 1 1 2
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 1 5 15 1 11 33
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management 1 2 3
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management 1 13 5 1 1 21
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General 8 2 3 13
Forensic Science and Technology 2 6 2 2 1 14
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 6 2 2 11
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 1 2 9 2 7 21
Homeland Security 3 15 5 2 26
Human Services, General 15 7 6 1 4 2 36
Interior Design 1 8 7 9 1 26
International Business/Trade/Commerce 2 3 5
Journalism 2 2
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary 1 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 13 50 26 2 33 8 135
Library and Archives Assisting 1 2 1 4
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 6 21 14 9 53
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 1 1
Mathematics, General 1 1
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 1 8 2 3 2 16
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 1 1
Medical/Clinical Assistant 2 11 19 16 1 7 1 59
Music, General 1 2 3
Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant/Aide 1 1
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist 1 1
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant 1 4 2 1 2 2 12
Physical Sciences 3 4 4 13
Pre-Engineering 1 1
Psychology, General 2 5 13 1 5 1 28
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 1 1
Radio and Television 6 6 2 6 20
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2 8 13 4 2 29
Real Estate 3 2 3 6 14
Recording Arts Technology/Technician 1 32 64 25 46 3 179
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 2 51 71 2 77 8 221
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 3 2 1 1 7
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking 2 3 1 1 8
Social Sciences, General 6 20 7 21 5 60
Sociology 2 8 4 2 16
Spanish Language and Literature 1 1
Special Education and Teaching, General 1 2 2 5
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 8 18 2 10 2 41
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 21 8 3 2 17 51
Telecommunications Engineering 19 10 1 3 33
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1 2 1 4
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 1 1 2
Welding Technology/Welder 6 7 2 3 4 22

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1035th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $74,428 ($72,633 male / $85,522 female)
Number of FT Faculty 281 (125 male / 156 female)
Number of PT Faculty 974
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $11,490,711
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