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 20,000+ students, including international students from 31 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.



148 Associate degree programs


115 Certificate of Achievement programs


46 Noncredit certificate programs

Program numbers based on the 2022-2023 College Catalog


55% of students are younger than 24; 57% of students attend PCC with their tuition waived or reduced; 62% of students attend part-time.

Data from 2021-2022 Academic Year


Student ethnicity breaks down as follows: 48% Latino, 26% Asian, 13% White, 4% Black or African American, 4% Two or more races, and 5% Unknown slash Other

Data from 2021-2022 Academic Year


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