Pasadena City College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,288

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$8,030

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

9.87%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

27,324

38.1% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

36.2%

1,013 Graduates

About

Pasadena City College is a higher education institution located in Los Angeles County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Pasadena City College were .

In 2017, 4,642 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Pasadena City College. 57% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were hispanic or latino (2,040 degrees), 1.5 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1356 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Pasadena City College is $1,288, which is $-6,126 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Pasadena City College is $1,288, which is $-6,126 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,030.

In 2017, 61% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,288

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Pasadena City College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Pasadena City College is $-6,126 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$8,030

2017 Value

18.4%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Pasadena City College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,030. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Pasadena City College grew by 18.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,492

Room and Board

$1,791

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Pasadena City College was of $12,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,791. The cost of room and board increased by 28.7% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.58% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

61%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

1%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

61% of undergraduate students at Pasadena City College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a decline of 4.69% with respect to 2016, when 64% 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.

9.87%

2016 Default Rate

23

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Pasadena City College was 9.87%, which represents 23 out of the 233 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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Enrollment

Pasadena City College has a total enrollment of 27,324 students. The full-time enrollment at Pasadena City College is 10,422 students and the part-time enrollment is 16,902. This means that 38.1% of students enrolled at Pasadena City College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Pasadena City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 50.9% Hispanic or Latino, 22.8% Asian, 14.7% White, 3.67% Black or African American, 3.42% Two or More Races, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0988% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Pasadena City College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (24.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (20.6%) and Asian Male (15.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

38.1%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Pasadena City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 27,324 students. The full-time enrollment at Pasadena City College is 10,422 and the part-time enrollment is 16,902. This means that 38.1% of students enrolled at Pasadena City College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%

2017 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 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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

    13,912

  2. Asian

    6,230

  3. White

    4,018

The enrolled student population at Pasadena City College is 50.9% Hispanic or Latino, 22.8% Asian, 14.7% White, 3.67% Black or African American, 3.42% Two or More Races, 0.113% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.0988% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 233 students (0.853%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 648 more women than men received degrees from Pasadena City College. The majority of degree recipients at Pasadena City College are hispanic or latino (2,040 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1356 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 (736 degrees awarded), Library Science (25 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,475 degrees).

Workforce

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 Elementary & middle school teachers (160,946 people), Other managers (106,381 people), Software developers (79,587 people), Postsecondary teachers (67,977 people), and Physicians (48,228 people).

The most specialized majors at Pasadena City College are Interdisciplinary Studies (736 degrees awarded), Library Science (25 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,475 degrees), Engineering Technologies (141 degrees), and Math & Statistics (62 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 Physicians, Surgeons, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists

The most specialized majors at Pasadena City College are Interdisciplinary Studies (736 degrees awarded), Library Science (25 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,475 degrees), Engineering Technologies (141 degrees), and Math & Statistics (62 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 (285,680 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (140,579 people), Computer Systems Design (137,966 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (122,259 people), and Construction (60,952 people).

The most specialized majors at Pasadena City College are Interdisciplinary Studies (736 degrees awarded), Library Science (25 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,475 degrees), Engineering Technologies (141 degrees), and Math & Statistics (62 degrees).

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Degrees

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 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees 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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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 1,997

  2. 2,645

In 2017, 1,997 degrees were awarded to men at Pasadena City College, which is 0.755 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,645).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at Pasadena City College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 364 degrees were awarded to men at Pasadena City College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.11 times more than the 329 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 560 degrees were awarded to women at Pasadena City College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.81 times more than the 310 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

16%

100% Completion Time

34%

150% Completion Time

In 2017, 16% of students graduating from Pasadena City College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 34% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

Asian Female

Highest Graduation Rate (61.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Pasadena City College is Female and Asian (61.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 0.592% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    2,040 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    1,356 degrees awarded

  3. White

    676 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Pasadena City College is hispanic or latino (2,040 degrees awarded). There were 1.5 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (1356 degrees).

0.431% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    1,236 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino Male

    804 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    705 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Pasadena City College is hispanic or latino female (1,236 degrees awarded). There were 1.54 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (804 degrees).

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Operations

Pasadena City College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $715k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Pasadena City College had a total salary expenditure of $234M. Pasadena City College employs 408 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Pasadena City College are Female Instructors (235), Male Instructors(173), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pasadena City College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 97 employees, Service, with 68 employees, and Management with 60 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

Pasadena City College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Pasadena City College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at Pasadena City College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $6.48M - Federal

  2. $14.5M - State

  3. $1.65M - Local

As of 2017, Pasadena City College received $6.48M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.5M from state grants and contracts, and $1.65M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$102M

2017 Salaries

3.13%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Pasadena City College paid a median of $102M in salaries, which represents 43.7% of their overall expenditure ($234M) and a 3.13% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.89% decline from 2015 and a 8.37% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$37.2M

Instructional Salaries

408

Number of Employees

In 2017, Pasadena City College paid a total of $37.2M to 408 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

408 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

97 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Pasadena City College were Instructor with 408 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Pasadena City College were Office and Administrative Support with 97 employees; Service with 68 employees; and Management with 60 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Pasadena City College was Female Instructor with 235 employees, Male Instructor with 173 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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