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 2022-2023, Pasadena City's tuition & fees is $1,172 for California residents and $9,572 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
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 $24,968 for California residents and $33,368 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Pasadena City Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,172
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,572
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,133
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,062

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Pasadena City' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,488.
Pasadena City College$1,172$9,572
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

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$1,172$9,572
Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA$1,262$8,630
Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA$1,364$10,324
Chabot CollegeHayward, CA$1,150$8,158
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA$1,184$9,392
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CA$1,198$9,310
Columbia CollegeSonora, CA$1,356$7,308
Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA$1,182$9,942
College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA$1,326$9,138
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA$1,312$8,328
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance, CA$1,144$7,984

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 $28,971 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)$24,968$33,368
Tuition & Fees$1,172$9,572
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,796$23,796
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$20,571$28,971
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