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

Each semester PCC serves 29,500+ students, including international students from 113 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.


114 Associate degree programs

80 Certificate of Achievement programs

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35 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