Pasadena City College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Pasadena, CA

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How much is the Pasadena City tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Pasadena City's tuition & fees is $1,180 for California residents and $10,756 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $24,976 for California residents and $34,552 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Pasadena City Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,180
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$10,756
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,149
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$15,231

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Pasadena City' tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is slightly lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Pasadena City College$1,180$10,756
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Pasadena City and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Pasadena City CollegePasadena, CA$1,180$10,756
Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA$1,270$9,910
Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA$1,364$12,004
Chabot CollegeHayward, CA$1,150$8,686
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA$1,184$11,120
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CA$1,204$9,844
Columbia CollegeSonora, CA$1,547$8,870
Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA$1,188$12,320
College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA$1,326$9,586
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA$1,312$9,012
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance, CA$1,144$7,144

Financial Aid and COA

At Pasadena City College, 13,359 students (63%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,397.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Pasadena City is $30,155 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 1,911 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,275 and the average amount of student loans is $6,928.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$24,976$34,552
Tuition & Fees$1,180$10,756
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,796$23,796
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,579$30,155
Average Financial Aid$4,397$4,397
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship13,35963%$4,397
Pell Grants6,02229%$3,984
Federal Student Loan760%$6,655
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid1,91180%-
Grants or Scholarships1,91180%$6,275
Federal Grants1,62668%$5,134
Pell Grants1,09346%$5,511
Other Federal Grants1,55565%$1,495
State/Local Grants1,80075%$1,977
Institutional Grants643%$1,327
Student Loan Aid4-$6,928
Federal Student Loans4-$6,928
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level1,0891,088$8,017
110,001 or more22$5,683

Student Population

Pasadena City College has a total of 21,923 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 9,676 male students and 11,516 female students attending Pasadena City. The school offers online degree programs and 6,394 students enrolled online exclusively (29.17% of all students).
Undergraduate21,192 9,67611,516

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered190 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population21,923
Graduation Rate41%
Transfer-out Rate6%
Retention Rate78% (Full-time), 46% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate22 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties424 (Full-time), 651 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs852 (Full-time), 665 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$86,267
Average Staff Salary$87,444