Education. Diversity. Opportunity.


Pasadena City College is an equity-minded learning community dedicated to enriching students’ academic, personal, and professional lives through an array of degree and certificate programs, campus engagement, and customized student support.

Our Core Values


Pasadena City College’s students, faculty, staff and administration share these essential and enduring educational values:

A Passion for Learning — We recognize that each one of us will always be a member of the community of learners.

A Commitment to Integrity — We recognize that ethical behavior is a personal, institutional and societal responsibility.

An Appreciation for Diversity — We recognize that a diverse community of learners enriches our educational environment.

A Respect for Collegiality — We recognize that it takes the talents, skills and efforts of the entire campus community, as well as the participation of the broader community, to support our students in their pursuit of learning.

A Recognition of Our Heritage — We recognize that we draw upon the College’s long-standing tradition of excellence to offer innovative services to our students and communities.