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 Pasadena City College

Pasadena City College - Pasadena, CA

1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

General information:(626)585-7123
Awards offered:Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years
Associate's degree
Campus setting:City: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:26,057( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:27 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $700 $700 $960 -27%
Out-of-state $5,212 $5,260 $6,144 -14%
Books and supplies $1,638 $1,620 $1,656 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $9,710 $9,710 $9,710 0%
Other $5,148 $5,148 $5,148 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $5,040 $5,040 $5,040 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,338 $2,320 $2,616 0%
Off Campus $17,196 $17,178 $17,474 0%
Off Campus with Family $7,378 $7,360 $7,656 0%
On Campus $6,850 $6,880 $7,800 -14%
Off Campus $21,708 $21,738 $22,658 -5%
Off Campus with Family $11,890 $11,920 $12,840 -8%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $912
In-state fees $48
Out-of-state tuition $6,096
Out-of-state fees $48
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 1,226 60% --
Grant or scholarship aid 1,217 60% $6,235,027 $5,123
Federal grants 991 49% $4,888,221 $4,933
Pell grants 991 49% $4,702,842 $4,746
Other federal grants 276 14% $185,379 $672
State/local government grant or scholarships 1,158 57% $1,332,283 $1,151
Institutional grants or scholarships 35 2% $14,523 $415
Student loan aid 56 3% $222,648 $3,976
Federal student loans 56 3% $222,648 $3,976
Other student loans Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 13,700 51% $38,711,596 $2,826
Pell grants 7,221 27% $27,827,710 $3,854
Federal student loans 382 1% $1,999,523 $5,234


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $4,825 $4,935 $5,489
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $3,623 $3,680 $4,316
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable $10,498
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 26,057
Undergraduate enrollment 26,057
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 1,221
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 28 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Badminton -13
Baseball 19-
Basketball 1212
Football 100-
Soccer 2020
Softball -16
Swimming and Diving 2015
Track and Field, Outdoor 1614
Track and Field, X-Country 159
Volleyball -13
Water Polo -18


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1952 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

02/24/1961 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Hygiene (DH)

12/11/1970 Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)

05/14/1970 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

11/01/1975 Accredited
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

12/01/1974 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession441
Drug law violations1539 25
Liquor law violations8811
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 022
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 012
Aggravated assault 100
Burglary 481
Motor vehicle theft 7108
Arson 001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate10.7%
Number in default20
Number in repayment186

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00126100

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAward of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years Associate's degree
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping--30-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-17--
Banking and Financial Support Services3---
Hospitality Administration/Management, General-5--
Office Management and Supervision8---
Small Business Administration/Management3---
Category total142230-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-1--
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production-6--
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant-10--
Category total-17--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Broadcast Journalism1---
Radio and Television37--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1---
Category total58--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Programming/Programmer, General2---
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General--1-
Information Technology1---
Category total3-1-
Construction Trades Colleges
Building Construction Technology--11-
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector12---
Category total12-11-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Biomedical Technology/Technician317--
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General-2--
Engineering Technology, General20---
Category total2319--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General5---
Category total5---
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textiles, General-22--
Child Care Provider/Assistant-16--
Category total-38--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist-20--
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist-14--
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician-13--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-24--
Medical/Clinical Assistant13---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--23-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-125--
Category total1319623-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science--14-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician-4--
Category total-414-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-54--
Category total-54--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies211---
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies450---
Category total661---
Library Science Colleges
Library and Archives Assisting14---
Category total14---
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician446--
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General-15--
Category total461--
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences190---
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-182-1607
Category total190182-1607
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General-6--
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General642--
Category total648--
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-2--
Welding Technology/Welder4---
Category total42--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Graphic Design-5--
Music, General-1--
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology-2--
Category total-8--
Grand total954659791607