Pasadena City College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$5,465
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
10.5%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
25,034
37.7% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
42.8%
1,323 Graduates

About

Pasadena City College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In N/A, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pasadena City College were N/A.

In 2020, 8,209 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pasadena City College. 53.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 46.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (3,493 degrees), 1.29 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2705 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pasadena City College is $1,104, which is $−6,876 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Pasadena City College is $1,104, which is $−6,876 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,465.

In 2020, 60% of undergraduate students attending Pasadena City College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Pasadena City College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Pasadena City College is $−6,876 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$5,465
2020 Value
2.98%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Pasadena City College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,465. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Pasadena City College grew by 2.98%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,084
Room and Board
$1,971
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pasadena City College was of $15,084 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,971. The cost of room and board increased by 9.46% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.76% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

60%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

60% of undergraduate students at Pasadena City College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 60% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
10.5%
2018 Default Rate
24
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Pasadena City College was 10.5%, which represents 24 out of the 228 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Pasadena City College has a total enrollment of 25,034 students. The full-time enrollment at Pasadena City College is 9,427 students and the part-time enrollment is 15,607. This means that 37.7% of students enrolled at Pasadena City College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pasadena City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.1% Hispanic or Latino, 23.1% Asian, 14.9% White, 3.86% Two or More Races, 3.86% Black or African American, 0.196% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Pasadena City College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (25.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (19.6%) and Asian Male (14.2%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

37.7%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pasadena City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 25,034 students. The full-time enrollment at Pasadena City College is 9,427 and the part-time enrollment is 15,607. This means that 37.7% of students enrolled at Pasadena City College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

76%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Pasadena City College was 76%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Pasadena City College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    12,549
  2. Asian
    5,794
  3. White
    3,718

The enrolled student population at Pasadena City College is 50.1% Hispanic or Latino, 23.1% Asian, 14.9% White, 3.86% Two or More Races, 3.86% Black or African American, 0.196% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 391 students (1.56%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 553 more women than men received degrees from Pasadena City College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Pasadena City College is hispanic or latino (3,493 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2705 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Pasadena City College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Pasadena City College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,320 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,658 degrees), and Social Sciences (680 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pasadena City College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (312,367 people), Other managers (268,383 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (246,341 people), Chief executives & legislators (118,852 people), and Postsecondary teachers (113,990 people).

The most specialized majors at Pasadena City College are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,320 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,658 degrees), Social Sciences (680 degrees), Engineering Technologies (245 degrees), and Human Sciences (137 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pasadena City College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Pasadena City College are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,320 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,658 degrees), Social Sciences (680 degrees), Engineering Technologies (245 degrees), and Human Sciences (137 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Pasadena City College are Elementary & secondary schools (487,887 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (278,290 people), Legal services (255,585 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (223,170 people), and Computer Systems Design (206,712 people).

The most specialized majors at Pasadena City College are Interdisciplinary Studies (1,320 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,658 degrees), Social Sciences (680 degrees), Engineering Technologies (245 degrees), and Human Sciences (137 degrees).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Pasadena City College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Pasadena City College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

3,828
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
4,381
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 3,828 degrees were awarded to men at Pasadena City College, which is 0.874 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (4,381).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 684 degrees were awarded to men at Pasadena City College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.38 times more than the 497 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 1029 degrees were awarded to women at Pasadena City College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.76 times more than the 586 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
37%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 17% of students graduating from Pasadena City College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 37% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 47% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pasadena City College is Female and American Indian or Alaska Native (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 4.31% of graduates (57 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    3,493 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    2,705 degrees awarded
  3. White
    1,045 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pasadena City College is hispanic or latino (3,493 degrees awarded). There were 1.29 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (2705 degrees).

0.56% of degree recipients (46 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    2,095 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    1,485 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    1,398 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Pasadena City College is hispanic or latino female (2,095 degrees awarded). There were 1.41 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian male (1,485 degrees).

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Pasadena City College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.32M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Pasadena City College had a total salary expenditure of $277M. Pasadena City College employs 418 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Pasadena City College are Female Instructors (243), Male Instructors(175), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pasadena City College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 124 employees, Management, with 73 employees, and Service with 72 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $8.85M - Federal
  2. $18.3M - State
  3. $759k - Local

As of 2020, Pasadena City College received $8.85M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $18.3M from state grants and contracts, and $759k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$124M
2020 Salaries
10.4%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Pasadena City College paid a median of $124M in salaries, which represents 44.7% of their overall expenditure ($277M) and a 10.4% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 3.39% growth from 2018 and a 5.79% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$40.9M
Instructional Salaries
418
Number of Employees

In 2020, Pasadena City College paid a total of $40.9M to 418 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.1% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
418 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
124 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pasadena City College were Instructor with 418 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pasadena City College were Office and Administrative Support with 124 employees; Management with 73 employees; and Service with 72 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pasadena City College was Female Instructor with 243 employees, and Male Instructor with 175 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Pasadena City College.

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