Pasadena City College

Pasadena, CA 91106

Located in Pasadena, California, Pasadena City College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

The institution is part of California Community College System that operates 10 campuses in Sacramento, Bakersfield, Barstow, Oroville, Aptos, Norwalk, Ridgecrest, Hayward, Rancho Cucamonga, Kentfield.

Pasadena City College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Pasadena City College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,288 and fees $60. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $6,272 and $60 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Midsize
Student to Faculty Ratio26:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate78%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. LPN

    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 - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 136
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 0
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 139
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Associate's degree 4

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Pasadena City College

Glendale Community College
6.47 miles away
East Los Angeles College
7.48 miles away
Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health
7.82 miles away
Los Angeles City College
10.7 miles away
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
11.58 miles away
Hacienda La Puente Adult Education
12.95 miles away
Citrus College
13.33 miles away
Career Colleges of America - South Gate
15.12 miles away
Downey Adult School
15.54 miles away
Mt San Antonio College
17.17 miles away


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

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$5,073
30k to 48k$5,679
48k to 75k$8,071
75k to 110k$9,920
Over 110k$11,958
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $46.00 $224.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













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

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Pasadena City College
1570 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

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