Pasadena City College

Pasadena, CA 91106
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Pasadena City College is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in Pasadena.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 27,324 students attend the school. Every year 36% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Pasadena City College's in-state tuition for the 2017-2018 academic year was $1,288, and fees were $60. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,944 and $60 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleMidsize City
Number of Students27,324
Student to Faculty Ratio26:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate74%

Nursing Programs

The Pasadena City College, Vocational Nursing program is accredited by the California Board of Vocational Nurses and Psychiatric Technicians.

The 12 month program accepts applications once a year for enrollment begins each fall. The 40 unit certificate program has required courses offered in the summer session.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Official High School Transcript or GED equivalency certificate
  2. Official transcript from all colleges of universities attended

Application forms are available online from the 15th of February to the 15th of March every year. If the 15th of March falls on a weekend or holiday the deadline will extend to the next business day.

Priority will be given to applicants:

  • Who complete all pre-requisite courses: Nutrition 11, Physiology 100, Psychology 24, Mat, pre-algebra or higher course (It is recommended that all basic science courses be completed within the past five years)
  • Who withdrew from the LVN program during a previous enrollment and are eligible for readmission
  • Transfer students

Students who are selected to enter the LVN program will be required to submit to a health clearance and criminal background check to attend clinical experiences. 

Students who complete the curriculum will receive a Certificate of Achievement and will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination for licensed Vocational Nurses.

Completion of the course does not guarantee licensure. 

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 2 14
Associate's degree 1 0
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 65.9%
  • NCLEX-RN: 86.2%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
12/01/1974 - 12/31/2007



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$224/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,070 $2,070 $10,080
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $15,680
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $28,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 61% of Pasadena City College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 44% $4,805
Other Federal Grant 15% $265
State Grant & Scholarships 58% $1,873
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 3% $1,160
Federal Student Loans 1% $4,496
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,127
$30,001 to $48,000$6,947
$48,001 to $75,000$9,392
$75,001 to $110,000$10,513
Over $110,000$12,770

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
Pasadena City College
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

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