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Campus Information: Did You Know this About PCC

  • Calendar: School Year – September to June, two 16-week semesters; 1 winter intersession, and 1 summer session.
  • History: Founded in 1924 with a student enrollment of 267; Planetarium/Observatory dedicated by Albert Einstein in 1931.
  • Current Enrollment: 25,500 credit students and 4,000 noncredit students.
  • District Size: Third largest single-campus community college district in the United States.
  • Majors: Over 60 academic majors and 76 vocational programs
  • Degrees: Traditional and transfer Associate in Arts (AA) degrees and Associate in Science (AS) degree
  • Activities, Honors: National math, forensics, performing arts awards; clubs; student government; Tournament of Roses Band; Fast Track and CAP; MESA; Puente Project; and Ujima Program.
  • Study Abroad: England, Italy, France, Spain, Greece, and Baja California.
  • Intercollegiate Sports: Football, baseball, basketball, softball, badminton, water polo, soccer, volleyball, cross country, tennis, and track and field.
  • Scholars Program: Transfer programs to UCLA, UCI, UCR, Pomona College, Occidental College
  • Transfer Rates:
    • 17th in the nation in the number of student transfers to universities
    • 1st in the nation in Asian student transfers
    • 10th in the nation in Latino student transfers
    • 7th in California in African American student transfers
    • Top five transfer rate ranking among California’s 108 community colleges
    • 1st in student transfers to CSULA
    • Top 2 ranking in student transfers to CSU Fullerton, Long Beach, Northridge, and Pomona
    • Top 2 ranking in student transfers to private colleges, such as Art Center, Occidental, and USC
    • 2nd in student transfers to UCLA
  • Transfer Center Services:
    • Transfer admissions guarantees (TAG) with: UCSD, UCSB, UCSC, UCD, UCI, UCR, CSULA, CSUN, and Woodbury
    • Nearly 600 visiting university representatives come to PCC’s Transfer Center to provide transfer information
    • $10,000 in scholarships for completion of FAST TRACK and CAP programs
    • In-person and online CSU/UC application workshops, Day and evening college fairs, and Tours of university campuses

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