Pasadena City College, Home of the PCC Lancers

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Why Should You Study at Pasadena City College?

  • Pasadena City College is a top-rated, two-year community college that serves more than 30,000 students every semester. The college is world-renowned for its high-quality education and extensive range of general education, transfer, certificate, and associate degree programs.
  • Widely recognized as a transfer leader, PCC ranks in the top five of community colleges in the state that transfer students to local universities, including the CSU and UC system, USC, Art Center College of Design, Caltech, and more.
  • PCC can meet a variety of educational needs with more than 60 academic and 70 Career and Technical Education programs as well as Extended Learning fee programs, Online Education, and the PCC Community Education Center
  • Classes are offered days, evenings, weekends, online, and on television.
  • PCC partners with the community providing occupational programs to train firefighters, dental assistants, paralegals, and many more professionals.
  • PCC offers generous financial aid and scholarships to students and awards nearly $28 million in student aid every year.
  • Nestled in the foothills of Pasadena, California, home of the annual Tournament of Roses Parade and Rose Bowl football game, PCC has educated more than a million students since its founding in 1924.