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1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106-2003
p. 626-585-7123
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Pasadena City College

Pasadena City College Rating: 3.8/5 (12 votes)

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Academics

Pasadena City College (PCC) is a two-year community college located in Pasadena, California. The school offers degrees in a range of academic disciplines including liberal arts and engineering. The school also offers many community education classes and an extended learning center.

The Natural Sciences Division at Pasadena offers courses in astronomy, geology and physics. The Natural Sciences Division is also responsible for overseeing a Wetlands Project that uses chemical tests and surveys to determine wetlands efficiency coupled with pollution in the environment.

The Engineering and Technology Division at PCC offers an array of courses including administration of justice, automotive technology and fire technology. The Electrical Technology program will prepare students for a career in the electrical industry as assistants and public utilities assistants.

The Visual Arts and Media Studies Division offers classes in the areas of studio arts design and journalism. This division is the home of the Digital Media Center which serves as a network for new media and entertainment professionals. The school also offers an Art Gallery which showcases students artistic abilities.

The Community Education Center division comprises 12 major programs and enroll about 5,000 students each semester. The classes are geared for working adults ranging from 18-65. Classes include foster care, cosmetology and parent education.

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Admissions

Students must complete an official school application to be considered for admission. Students must also submit high school transcripts, ACT/SAT scores and attend a student orientation.

International students are accepted to Pasadena College and must complete the new student requirements along with an English competency test and a photocopy of the student’s passport.

Students are encouraged to apply online.

Financial Aid

Students must complete the FAFSA to be considered for aid. The school offers scholarships, grants and loans.

Grants include the Pell Grant and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant. State grants include the Cal Grant A for students who plan on transferring to a four year college and the Cal Grant B for students from low-income families. Cal Grant C is available for students enrolled in career training programs.

Loans include the Federal Perkins Loan and the Federal Stafford Loans.

Scholarships offered through the school include the AES Engineering Scholarship and the BigSun Scholarship. Pasadena also offers a federal work study program.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5660th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

Pasadena City College was established in 1924 in Pasadena, California.

The student government at PCC are called the Associated Students and are the voice of the students. The board is made up of 11 students that are elected in the Spring Semester.

Pasadena, California is a city of over 130,000 people known for the annual college football Rose Bowl and the Tournament of Roses Parade. The Norton Simon Museum of Art and the Pasadena Playhouse are located in the city.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

Pasadena City College offers a host of intercollegiate athletics including football, volleyball and badminton. The Lancers compete in the South Coast Conference; the football team competes in the National Northern Conference.

Information Summary

Ranks 237th in California and 2535th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

Ranks 0th in California and 104th overall on StateUniversity.com‘s Safe School Index
  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.01
Robbery 4 0.02
Arson 1 0.00
Burglary 1 0.00
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 8 0.03
Arrest 26 0.10

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 224 0.16
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 7 0.01
Forcible Rape 26 0.02
Robbery 178 0.13
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,011 0.73
Larceny 2,382 1.72
Vehicle theft 279 0.20

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Pasadena, CA 91106-2003
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population23,725 (23,725 urban / N/A rural)
Households10,532 (2.18 people per house)
Median Household Income$46,617
Families5,075 (3.00 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
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 District627

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4219th 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 $5,784
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $48 $48 $432
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $255
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 $2,852 $2,852 $7,868
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $17,710 $17,710 $22,726
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,892 $7,892 $12,908

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $960 $1,152 $960 $1,152 $6,144 $6,504
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656(N/C)
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $9,710(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $5,148(N/C)
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $5,040(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 126 91 740 706 4 448 93 2,256
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 2 8 13 6 1 31
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 3 7 4 6 2 22
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 1 1 2
Apparel and Textiles, General 2 2 6 5 3 18
Art/Art Studies, General 5 7 1 1 14
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist 1 8 3 3 1 16
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 1 12 17 16 46
Banking and Financial Support Services 1 1 1 3
Biomedical Technology/Technician 1 5 1 6 13
Broadcast Journalism 1 1
Building Construction Technology 1 4 3 1 9
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector 6 4 3 13
Business Administration and Management, General 7 1 17 33 8 2 69
Child Care Provider/Assistant 7 2 3 12
Child Care and Support Services Management
Commercial and Advertising Art 1 1 2
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 1 2
Computer Support Specialist 1 1 1 3
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 1 1 1 3
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General 6 20 5 1 6 42
Criminal Justice/Police Science 2 24 3 2 1 33
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General 1 1
Dental Assisting/Assistant 3 3 1 1 8
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 1 2 10 1 14
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 1 1 2
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 1 1
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 1 3 4
English Language and Literature, General 5 3 5 13
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 1 1 2
Graphic Design 2 3 5
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 4 3 7
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General 4 5 1 1 11
History, General 5 2 8 3 19
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce 2 1 3
Journalism 1 1 2 4
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 3 14 13 16 2 48
Library and Archives Assisting 4 4 9 17
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 1 8 5 3 18
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 1 3 1 5
Mathematics, General 2 1 8 12 1 1 25
Medical/Clinical Assistant 5 2 3 10
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 102 54 449 460 2 261 53 1,413
Office Management and Supervision 1 2 1 3 2 9
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant 1 1
Photography 4 1 4 1 11
Physics, General 2 4 4 2 12
Psychology, General 1 27 17 4 3 52
Radio and Television 3 1 3 1 8
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 4 8 26 46 34 11 135
Retail Management
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management 4 4
Sociology 1 13 4 2 20
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2 1 4 6 1 14
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, General 1 1
Welding Technology/Welder 3 1 5

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 504th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $85,912 ($87,989 male / $82,302 female)
Number of FT Faculty 373 (151 male / 222 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,147
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $11,111,773

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