Long Beach City College

Long Beach City College

Founded in 1927, Long Beach City College is a community college located in Long Beach, California. It is divided into two campuses - the Liberal Arts Campus, located in the residential community of the Lakewood Village section of Long Beach, and the Pacific Coast Campus, located in central Long Beach.

LBCC offers a wide variety of programs and degrees through several academic divisions, which include:

  • School of Business and Social Science
  • School of Creative Arts and Applied Sciences
  • School of Health and Science
  • School of Language Arts
  • School of Learning Resources, Teaching and Technologies
  • School of Physical Education and Athletics
  • School of Trade and Industrial Technologies

The sports teams of LBCC are nicknamed the Vikings and their official mascot is named Ole.

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Contacting Long Beach City College

Long Beach City College
4901 E. Carson St.
Long Beach , CA 90808-1706
General Phone: (562) 938-4111

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Long Beach City College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts427foreign language and literature, Spanish language, English, creative writing, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, library assistant, social services
Cooking and Culinary Arts310culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Nursing and Emergency Medicine307EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, home health aide
Family and Social Work204family and consumer science, foodservice management, adult development and aging, family systems, child development, human services
Mechanics and Repair147electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft maintenance, alternative fuel vehicle tech
Business and Management123business, business management, accounting, call center operation, international business, sales and marketing, retail
Medical Support and Technology95medical assistant, radiographer, phlebotomy
Security and Law Enforcement93forensic science, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Therapy and Counseling53substance abuse counseling
Office and Administration45administrative assistant
Music39music, music management
Engineering Technician37HVAC tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical engineering tech, drafting, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting, engineering technician
Computer Science and Engineering19computer and info science, information technology, computer programming, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking, system administration, webmastering
Design18design and visual communication, fashion design, interior design, graphic design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy18health and physical education, dietetic technician
Media14journalism, broadcast journalism, radio and television, digital communications, public relations, desktop publishing and imaging
Science13biology, physical sciences
Construction Trades12apparel and textile manufacture, apparel and textile marketing, construction, carpentry
Landscaping and Horticulture11applied horticulture, floristry
Real Estate and Construction Management9real estate
Architecture and Planning8architectural tech
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial photography, film studies, drawing
Hospitality7hotel management, travel services
Transportation5commercial pilot and flight crew, aviation operations
Art Studies5visual and performing arts, art studies
Production Trades5machinist, sheet metal tech, welding, cabinetmaking
Law3legal secretary
Education and Teaching3special ed, early childhood special ed
Drama and Performing Arts3dance, drama, theatre design
Medical Administration1health unit coordinator, medical secretary
Fine Arts0sculpture

Number of programs and degrees for Long Beach City College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years27534
Associate's degree88288
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years12678
Award of less than 1 academic year75940

Long Beach City College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Long Beach City College had a total enrollment of 25,536 students (14,476 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 28%
Black 15%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 16%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 6%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 20%
20-21 16%
22-24 14%
25-29 14%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 11%
50-64 5%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown8%

Long Beach City College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 43 %

Long Beach City College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Long Beach, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Long Beach City College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 668
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,888
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Long Beach City College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 121900)

Long Beach City College Faculty

Long Beach City College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2128

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year14$91,72228$96,889
All faculty totalcalendar year14$91,72228$96,889

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year148$87,713146$86,279
All faculty totalacademic year148$87,713146$86,279

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Long Beach City College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Design and Visual Communications, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Development
Family Systems
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Services, General

Fine Arts

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Broadcast Journalism
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Film/Cinema Studies

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Airline/Commercial/Professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/Airway Management and Operations

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
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