Long Beach City College

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School Overview

Long Beach City College, commonly known as LBCC as well as “City,” is a community college in Long Beach, California. The school is separated into two campuses: the Liberal Arts Campus, located in Lakewood Village, and The Pacific Coast Campus in Central Long Beach. The only institution in the Long Beach Community College District, LBCC provides education to the cities of Long Beach, Signal Hill, Lakewood, and Santa Catalina Island. LBCC enrolled nearly 27,000 students during its Spring 2007 semester.

The college has designed several Student Support Services and Programs which are engineered to engage high quality learning, both in the classroom and out of it. Support Services create a collaborative environment between the community and the college where students can fulfill their academic goals.

Long Beach City College’s 21 athletic programs are renowned for their excellence regionally and nationally. Known as the Vikings, LBCC’s sports teams have collectively claimed 16 national and over 80 state championships, as of 2006.

General Information

Admission Office

4901 East Carson Street
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 938-4139
Fax: (562) 938-4858

Contact: Ross Miyashiro
Dean of Admissions and Records

Main Address

4901 East Carson Street
Long Beach, CA 90808
(562) 938-4111



Total undergrads: 28,841
Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,613


Urban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $628 $628 $800 $802 +0.25%
Books and Supplies $2,015 $1,566 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state Off Campus $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
In-state with Family $2,643 $2,194 $2,438 $2,422 -0.66%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,208 65%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,208 65% $4,341,953 $3,594
• Federal grants 897 48% $3,341,922 $3,726
• Pell grants 897 48% $3,241,372 $3,614
• Other federal grants 190 10% $100,550 $529
Institutional scholarships or grants 1,200 65% $999,756 $833
Institutional grants or scholarships 2 0% $275 $138
Student loan financial aid 58 3% $208,243 $3,590
• Federal student loans 58 3% $208,243 $3,590
• Other student loans 0 0% $0

All Majors and Degree Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 893 1298
Agriculture 3 9
Applied Horticulture/horticulture Operations 3 6
Floriculture/floristry Operations and Management 3
Architecture and Related Services 2
Architectural Technology/technician 2
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 10
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 10
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 100 80
Accounting Technology/technician and Bookkeeping 23 18
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 5 29
Business Administration and Management 54 15
Business/commerce 8 1
Customer Service Support/call Center/teleservice Operation
Hotel/motel Administration/management 1 1
International Business/trade/commerce 4 1
Real Estate 3 13
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 2 2
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
Communication and Journalism Programs 29 2
Broadcast Journalism 1
Journalism 3 1
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 1
Radio and Television 4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 21
Communications Technologies/technicians and Support Services 9 39
Photographic and Film/video Technology/technician and Assistant 3 4
Prepress/desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Recording Arts Technology/technician 6 35
Computing and Information Sciences 12 12
Computer and Information Sciences 1
Computer and Information Systems Security/information Assurance 1
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/programmer 3 1
Computer Support Specialist 3
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 9 6
Information Technology
Construction Trades 5
Carpentry/carpenter 5
Education 2
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Early Childhood Special Education Programs 2
Special Education and Teaching
Engineering 8
Telecommunications Engineering 8
Engineering Technology 12 60
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd 3 6
Drafting and Design Technology/technician 5
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/technician 2 18
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/technician 1 1
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting Cad/cadd 2 22
Mechanical Engineering/mechanical Technology/technician 4 8
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 3
Creative Writing 1
English Language and Literature 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 6
Foreign Languages and Literatures 6
Spanish Language and Literature
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 165 323
Dietetic Technician 2 6
Licensed Practical/vocational Nurse Training 12 55
Medical Administrative/executive Assistant and Medical Secretary
Medical/clinical Assistant 5 56
Phlebotomy Technician/phlebotomist 2
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 19 20
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 120 111
Substance Abuse/addiction Counseling 7 73
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 46 48
Criminal Justice/police Science 26 22
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/technician 20 11
Forensic Science and Technology 15
Legal and Law Studies
Legal Administrative Assistant/secretary
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 386
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 386
Library Science 2
Library and Archives Assisting 2
Mathematics and Statistics 7
Mathematics 7
Mechanics and Repairers 28 100
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/technician 6
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/technician 16
Autobody/collision and Repair Technology/technician 3 1
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 2 38
Diesel Mechanics Technology/technician 7
Electrical/electronics Equipment Installation and Repair 17 38
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 3
Health and Physical Education/fitness 3
Personal and Culinary Services 4 412
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts 4 412
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/manager
Physical Sciences 8
Physical Sciences 8
Precision Production Trades 5 5
Cabinetmaking and Millwork 2
Machine Tool Technology/machinist 1
Sheet Metal Technology/sheetworking 2
Welding Technology/welder 2 3
Social Sciences 4
Social Sciences 4
Transportation and Materials Moving
Airline/commercial/professional Pilot and Flight Crew
Aviation/airway Management and Operations
Visual and Performing Arts 21 20
Art/art Studies 3
Design and Visual Communications
Drama and Dramatics/theatre Arts 2
Fashion/apparel Design 1 6
Film/cinema/video Studies 5
Graphic Design
Interior Design 7 14
Music 2
Technical Theatre/theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts 1
Work and Family Studies 30 171
Apparel and Textile Manufacture 1
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management 6 7
Child Care Provider/assistant 22 135
Family and Community Services 6
Family and Consumer Sciences/human Sciences
Foodservice Systems Administration/management 2 22
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Commercial Photography A,C
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Dance A
Design/Visual Communications A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Drawing A
Fashion Design A,C
Film Studies A
Interior Design A,C
Multimedia A
Music – General A
Printmaking A
Sculpture A
Theater Design/Stagecraft A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Hotel/Motel Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Office Clerical Services A,C
Real Estate A,C
Restaurant/Food Services Management A,C
Sales and Distribution A,C
Tourism/Travel Services A,C
Travel/Tourism Management A,C

Communications & Journalism
Advertising A,C
Broadcast Journalism A,C
Digital Communications/Multimedia C
Journalism A,C
Photojournalism C
Public Relations A,C
Publishing A,C

Communications Technologies
Animation/Special Effects C
Communications Technologies – General A,C
Desktop Publishing A,C
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Computer Programming – Vendor/Product Certification C
Data Processing Technology A,C
System Administration C
Word Processing A,C

Construction Trades
Carpentry A,C

Early Childhood Education C
Teacher Assistance A

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Drafting A,C
Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Drafting and Design Technology A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration A,C
Manufacturing Technologies C
Robotics C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C
Child Development A,C
Consumer Economics A,C
Family Resource Management Studies A,C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A,C
Institutional Food Production A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature – General A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dietetic Technician A
Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Insurance Billing C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C
Nursing Assistance C

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Aircraft Powerplant Technology A,C
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology A,C
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Mechanics & Repair – General A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness A

Personal & Culinary Services
Baking/Pastry Arts A,C
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C
Food Prep/Professional Cooking C
Restaurant/Catering Management A,C

Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences – General A

Precision Production Trades
CabinetmakingMillwork A,C
Machine Shop Technology A,C
Machine Tool Technology A,C
Welding Technology A,C

Public Administration & Services
Human Services A,C
Public Administration A,C

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C

Social Sciences
Social Sciences – General A

Transportation & Materials Moving
Air Transportation A,C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Long Beach City College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(562) 938-4111
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:www.lbcc.edu/Admissions/onlineapplication.cfm
Address:4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:24,704
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:27 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:19,391 (78% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$1,182
Out-of-state Tuition:$7,350
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:76%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$5,063

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Long Beach City College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Long Beach City College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences22
Architecture and Related Services11
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services127
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs45
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services42
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services106
Construction Trades11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields85
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences64
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics21
Health Professions and Related Programs126
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service52
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Library Science11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians96
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies12
Personal and Culinary Services21
Physical Sciences2
Precision Production53
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Social Sciences15
Visual and Performing Arts59
Grand total9581

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Long Beach City College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1
Grand total1

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Long Beach City College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,791

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,90276%
Grant or scholarship aid1,89676%$5,063
Student loan aid361%$4,016

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid17,12570%$3,056
Federal student loans5302%$5,013

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Long Beach City College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Long Beach City College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Long Beach City College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment24,704
Undergraduate enrollment24,704
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Long Beach City College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. CollegeAtlas.org does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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