Pasadena City College

Housing Location Type Offers Scholarships Student Population Offers CLA
Available for Undergraduate Urban No 26000 (Total) Yes
Degrees Offered Public/Private Institution Type Student Body Student Population
Associate Public Associate College Co-educational 1050 (International)

Yearly Costs / ELS Level

Living Expenses
Degree Tuition Fees Housing ** Meals OtherExpenses I 20/Visa* (Total Required Funds) ELS
Associate $ $$$$ $$ $$$$ 109
 I-20/Visa costs include Tuition, Housing, Meals and all other fees in USD
Housing cost may include meals and other expenses to equal Living Expenses


Safe suburban setting in the Los Angeles area; *Convenient to public transportation *Near beaches, mountains, downtown Los Angeles, and Los Angeles International Airport #1 among California community colleges in associate degrees and in transfer degrees (ADT) awarded; a leader in transfers to four-year universities. Half of PCC's international students transferring from PCC went to "Top 50"-Ranked National Universities, and many others went to leading specialty schools and excellent regional universities. * Award-winning first year student success pathway, guaranteeing priority enrollment and providing access to a student success team, tutors, and learning center. * Popular majors for international students include: Business/Economics/Accounting; STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math); Art/Design/Architecture; Allied Health; Psychology.


PCC does not offer on-campus housing, however the Student Affairs Office and bulletin boards around campus post notices for roommates and rooms for rent in the local community. Private apartment living is an option for students who want their own space. Many of our students rent an apartment for six-months to a year at a time often with a roommate or two. It is the responsibility of the student to make their own living arrangements, but the ISC also provides a housing guide for students.

Student life

  • Diverse student body, with international students from more than 80 countries
  • Over 70 clubs, sports teams, and student organizations
  • Home to world-class museums, libraries, and shops
  • Music, art, and cultural events throughout the year
  • Home to the Tournament of Roses Parade, attracting millions of visitors to the January 1st event each year