Pasadena City College

Pasadena City College

Pasadena City College, also known as PCC, was established in 1924. It is a public community college in Pasadena, California. There are over 20,000 students enrolled in the programs offered by the college. Pasadena City College offers a number of transfer & degree programs, career and technical education, and distance programs.

The college also offers courses that are taught at the nearby high schools:

  • Arcadia High School
  • Armory Center for the Arts
  • Blair International Baccalaureate School
  • John Muir High School
  • La CaƱada High School
  • Marshall Fundamental Secondary School
  • Pasadena High School
  • San Marino High School
  • South Pasadena High School
  • Temple City High School

Pasadena City College sponsors intercollegiate sports teams that go by the name of the Lancers. There are teams for basketball, cross-country, football, soccer, water polo, volleyball, badminton, track, softball and swimming. The official team colors are cardinal red and gold.

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Pasadena City College
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena , CA 91106-2003
General Phone: (626) 585-7123

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Pasadena City College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,950humanities, library assistant, interdisciplinary studies, social services
Nursing and Emergency Medicine119EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology74audiology and speech pathology, dental assistant, dental hygienist, dental lab tech, medical assistant, radiographer
Business and Management67electronic commerce, accounting, small business management, banking, international business, sales and marketing, retail
Mechanics and Repair66electrical installation and repair, computer repair, automobile mechanics
Law52legal assistant
Office and Administration48data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology45cosmetology
Family and Social Work42child development
Construction Trades41apparel and textiles, construction, building inspector
Science and Laboratory Technician27biology tech
Media18journalism, broadcast journalism, radio and television, digital communications, public relations, graphic communications
Security and Law Enforcement16criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Photography and Commercial Art10commercial art, commercial photography
Computer Science and Engineering6information technology, computer programming, computer networking, system administration
Hospitality5hospitality management
Design5graphic design
Cooking and Culinary Arts1culinary arts
Drama and Performing Arts1theatre design
Production Trades1machinist, welding
Art Studies0visual and performing arts
Science0biological and physical sciences
Medical Administration0medical secretary
Education and Teaching0special ed, early childhood special ed, teacher aide
Engineering Technician0manufacturing tech, drafting, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year7614
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years78827
Associate's degree1,62452
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years10656

Pasadena City College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Pasadena City College had a total enrollment of 26,672 students (17,891 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 18%
Black 6%
Hispanic 31%
Asian 32%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 29%
20-21 19%
22-24 15%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown13%

Pasadena City College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 51 %

Pasadena City College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Pasadena, 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.

Pasadena City College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 548
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,852
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Pasadena City College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 126100)

Pasadena City College Faculty

Pasadena City College has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year33$93,49637$94,409
All faculty totalcalendar year33$93,49637$94,409

*: 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 year153$87,125191$83,434
All faculty totalacademic year153$87,125191$83,434

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

Pasadena City College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector
Construction Trades, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

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

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Broadcast Journalism
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Graphic Communications, General
Public Relations/Image Management
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

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

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

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

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