Long Beach City College


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.

Information Summary

Ranks 196th in California and 2341st overall. See the entire top 2,000 colleges and universities list
Overall Score (about) 58.8
Total Cost On-Campus Attendance $3,091
Admission Success rate N/A
Student Ratio Students-to-Faculty 27 : 1
Retention (full-time / part-time) 71% / 49%
Enrollment Total (all students) 23,845


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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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.

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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


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.

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