Since 1924, Pasadena City College has provided the San Gabriel Valley with a high-quality, innovative learning environment that inspires student success.

PCC is proud to be named an

Each semester PCC serves over 30,000 students, including international students from over 90 different countries. Our academic programs encompass a variety of degrees, transfer programs, certificates of achievement, and occupational skills certificates that challenge students and support progress toward their goals.

Widely recognized as a transfer leader, PCC is one of California’s top schools for transfers to local universities, including the CSU and UC system, USC, Art Center College of Design, Caltech, and more.

Whether a student is beginning his or her college experience here, or picking up new skills for a change in career or work responsibilities, PCC empowers individuals to maximize their investment in education.


Associate Degrees granted 
Associate Degrees for Transfer 
Associate Degrees earned by minorities
Associate Degrees earned by Asian Americans
Services to Veterans

Sources: Community College Week 9/27/16, California Community College Chancellor’s Office AY 2013-14, Military Times 11/1/16.


117 Associate degree programs

70 Occupational skills certificate programs

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39 Noncredit certificate programs


72% of students are younger than 24; 80% of students attend PCC with their tuition waived or reduced; 60% of students attend part-time.


Student ethnicity breaks down as follows: 51% Latino, 24% Asian, 15% White, 4% Black or African American, 3% Two or more races, and 3% Unknown slash Other


PCC's Mascot

The Lancer is a Roman mounted warrior wielding a long spear-like weapon.

Official Colors

 Cardinal & Gold

Male Teams

Football, Basketball, Baseball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Track & Field

Female Teams

Basketball, Softball, Badminton, Water Polo, Volleyball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Track & Field

Program Highlights