Pasadena City College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 20%

Pasadena City College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)27,32413,02314,301

5,041 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,134 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Pasadena City College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Pasadena City College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Pasadena City College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,288$6,944
Fees for full-time undergraduates$60$60
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$224

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1,4751,475
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services745745
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies736736
Health Professions and Related Programs363363
Social Sciences149149
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields141141
Visual and Performing Arts129129
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service8383
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs8383
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences8282
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians7373
Legal Professions and Studies7272
Mathematics and Statistics6262
English Language and Literature & Letters4949
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4444
Physical Sciences4242
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3434
Personal and Culinary Services3030
Library Science2525
Construction Trades1313
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1010
Architecture and Related Services55
Precision Production44
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services44
Grand Total4,6424,642

A total of 4,642 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Pasadena City College.

Graduation rate36%34%39%
  • Full-time retention rate - 74%
  • Part-time retention rate - 55%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,018
Instructional FTE636
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Address1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, California, 91106-2003
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population137,000