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Pasadena City College

Pasadena, CA 2-Year Public
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About Pasadena City College

Pasadena City College Overview

Pasadena City College is a public school in the urban setting of Pasadena, California. Pasadena City College was founded in 1924 and enrolls 21,192 undergrads and no graduate students.

There are many ways for students to get involved at Pasadena City College!

Love music or performing? At Pasadena City College you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Pasadena City College students can write for the campus newspaperor be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Pasadena City College does not have any fraternities or sororities, do it might be a good option if Greek life isn't a priority for you.

Planning to play sports? Pasadena City College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Pasadena City College on the Student Life page.

2022 Pasadena City College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
In-State Tuition $1,172
Out-of-State $9,504

Is Pasadena City College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty, admitted student statistics, tuition, and financial aid can give you a sense of how competitive a college is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better sense of what Pasadena City College offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pasadena City College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It gauges how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 73% of students who start at Pasadena City College come back for their second year of college. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Pasadena City College Graduates

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 15% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent Pasadena City College grads have an average starting salary of $35,000 a year. The average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year, though these numbers vary widely by major.

Pasadena City College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

For more information about Pasadena City College's endowment, check with the school directly. For each full-time student, Pasadena City College spends about $4,282 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Pasadena City College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Pasadena City College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Pasadena City College.

Based on this information, does Pasadena City College seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Pasadena City College a good school for you?

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Where is Pasadena City College?

Pasadena City College is located in the urban setting of Pasadena, California, in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

If you are interested in seeing Pasadena City College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 134 to Pasadena, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Burbank Bob Hope.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Pasadena City College and Pasadena are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1570 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena, CA 91106-2041

Campus Setting: Urban

Pasadena City College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

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Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Pasadena City College is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Pasadena City College is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Wondering what life at Pasadena City College is like? There are approximately 21,192 students enrolled at Pasadena City College. 34% percent of students attend school full-time, 85% percent are from CA and 15% percent of students are from other states.


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