Pima Community College

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School Overview

Pima Community College is located in Tucson, Arizona. It is one of the largest community colleges in the country and is commonly ranked among the nation’s top ten 2-year schools.

The college offers 2-year Associate degrees in fields such as Business, Science, Fine Arts and General Studies. PCC has more than 144 programs, offered through both traditional and online courses, and provides vocational training, personal interest courses (non-credit) and post-degree certification.

In addition to six campuses and four education centers throughout the Tucson area, PCC operates several adult learning centers, which offer adult literacy and GED courses, as well as summer camps and senior facilities.

PCC works extensively with the Tucson business community through its Small Business Development Center. It has also partnered with the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and the Federal Aviation Administration to provide the Aviation Technology Program.

Pima Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

General Information

Admission Office

4905B East Broadway

Tucson, AZ 85709-1120

(520) 206-4643

(800) 860-7462

Fax: (520) 206-4790

Contact: Michael Tulino

Director and Registrar
Main Address

4905C East Broadway

Tucson, AZ 85709-1010

(520) 206-4500


Total undergrads: 32,980

Degree-seeking undergrads: 27,190


Urban setting

Very large city (over 500,000)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $1,256 $1,304 $1,352 $1,412 +4.44%
Books and Supplies $2,000 $1,600 $1,600 $1,600 0.00%
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 $3,256 $2,904 $2,952 $3,012 +2.03%

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,353 52%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,131 43% $4,149,255 $3,669
• Federal grants 923 35% $3,580,856 $3,880
• Pell grants 923 35% $3,529,556 $3,824
• Other federal grants 69 3% $51,300 $743
State/local government grant or scholarships 40 2% $95,341 $2,384
Institutional grants or scholarships 389 15% $473,058 $1,216
Student loan aid 407 16% $1,610,096 $3,956
• Federal student loans 404 16% $1,574,598 $3,898
• Other student loans 7 0% $35,498 $5,071

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS PhD AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2170 2577
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 251 189
Accounting 23 13
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 8 3
Business Administration and Management 47
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other 98
Business/commerce 210
Customer Service Management 1
Hospitality Administration/management 9 3
Human Resources Management/personnel Administration 18
International Business/trade/commerce 1
Retailing and Retail Operations 6
Computing and Information Sciences 22 25
Computer and Information Sciences 2
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other 1
Computer Systems Analysis/analyst 11 2
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 11 20
Construction Trades 7 41
Building/property Maintenance 7 23
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other 18
Education 42 132
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 29 27
Education 13 96
Education, Other 1
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 4
Special Education and Teaching 4
Engineering Technology 32 31
Architectural Drafting and Architectural Cad/cadd 25 24
Computer Engineering Technology/technician 4 1
Environmental Engineering Technology/environmental Technology 1
Industrial Production Technologies/technicians, Other 3
Laser and Optical Technology/technician 5
English Language, Composition and Literature/letters 3
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 9 8
Language Interpretation and Translation 5 8
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 377 336
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other 24
Clinical/medical Laboratory Assistant 2
Clinical/medical Laboratory Technician 7
Clinical/medical Social Work 27 20
Community Health Services/liaison/counseling 11
Dental Assisting/assistant 22
Dental Hygiene/hygienist 30
Dental Laboratory Technology/technician 2 4
Emergency Medical Technology/technician (emt Paramedic) 19 1
Health Information/medical Records Technology/technician 2 15
Histologic Technician 9 1
Home Health Aide/home Attendant 18
Massage Therapy/therapeutic Massage 3 4
Medical/health Management and Clinical Assistant/specialist 6
Pharmacy Technician/assistant 2 7
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other 131
Radiologic Technology/science – Radiographer 15
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse 222 72
Respiratory Care Therapy/therapist 22
Veterinary/animal Health Technology/technician and Veterinary Assistant 15
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 61 74
Criminal Justice/police Science 5 3
Criminal Justice/safety Studies 30
Fire Science/fire-fighting 26 61
Forensic Science and Technology 8
Juvenile Corrections 2
Legal and Law Studies 26 19
Legal Assistant/paralegal 26 19
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1202 1429
General Studies 393
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 809 1429
Mechanics and Repairers 27 115
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/technician 5 46
Automobile/automotive Mechanics Technology/technician 11 42
Avionics Maintenance Technology/technician 2
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/technician 16
Industrial Electronics Technology/technician 11 9
Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Technologies, Other
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 9
Health and Physical Education/fitness, Other 9
Personal and Culinary Services 11 44
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other 16
Food Preparation/professional Cooking/kitchen Assistant 22
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/manager 11 6
Precision Production Trades 19 5
Machine Tool Technology/machinist 12 5
Welding Technology/welder 7
Social Sciences 9 16
Anthropology 4
Archeology 16
Political Science and Government 4
Sociology 1
Transportation and Materials Moving 88
Truck and Bus Driver/commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor 88
Visual and Performing Arts 75 5
Art/art Studies 1
Cinematography and Film/video Production 13 2
Design and Visual Communications 13
Digital Arts 25 3
Game and Interactive Media Design 10
Visual and Performing Arts 13
Work and Family Studies 8
Child Development 8
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing, dental hygiene, and pharmacy technology.

Undergraduate Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Native American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Arts – General A
Design/Visual Communications A
Drama/Theater Arts A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Hospitality Administration/Management A,C
Insurance/Risk Management C
International Business A
Retailing C
Travel/Tourism Management A,C

Communications & Journalism

Digital Communications/Multimedia A
Radio/Television A,C

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects A
Graphic Communications A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Systems Analysis A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Web/Multimedia Design C

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance A,C


Adult/Continuing Teacher Education A
Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Drafting A,C
Computer Engineering A,C
Construction/Building Technologies A
Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical/Electronics Drafting C
Environmental Engineering Technology A,C
Laser/Optical Technology A,C

English Language & Literature

Technical/Business Writing C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development A,C

Foreign Language & Literature

Sign Language Interpretation A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Community Health Services C
Dental Assistance C
Dental Hygiene A
Dental Laboratory Technology A,C
Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Histologic Technician A
Home Attendant C
Management/Clinical Assistant C
Massage Therapy A,C
Medical Records Administration A
Medical Records Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Pharmacy Assistance A,C
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C
Veterinarian Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,C

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Aircraft Powerplant Technology A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Avionics Maintenance/Technology C
Industrial Electronics A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Restaurant/Catering Management A,C

Precision Production Trades

CabinetmakingMillwork C
Machine Shop Technology A,C
Welding Technology A

Science Technologies

Biology Technician C

Security & Protective Services

Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Forensic Technologies C
Juvenile Corrections C
Law Enforcement Administration C
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences

Anthropology A
Archaeology A,C
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Transportation & Materials Moving

Truck/Bus/Commercial Vehicle Operation 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.

Pima Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(520) 206-4500
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:www.pima.edu/new-students/apply/index.html
Address:4905C East Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85709-1275
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:24,956
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:24 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:17,986 (72% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$2,046
Out-of-state Tuition:$7,362
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:65%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,792

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Pima Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Pima Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences11
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services2712
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs33
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services41
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services113
Construction Trades42
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields197
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics22
Health Professions and Related Programs3417
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service114
Legal Professions and Studies44
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities32
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians125
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies11
Personal and Culinary Services51
Physical Sciences1
Precision Production62
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1
Social Sciences24
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Visual and Performing Arts39
Grand total16989

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Pima Community College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Grand total43

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Pima Community 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$1,600

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 aid1,52865%
Grant or scholarship aid1,37159%$4,792
Student loan aid23510%$3,685

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid9,48435%$3,540
Federal student loans3,02811%$3,595

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Pima Community 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 Pima Community 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

Pima Community College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment24,956
Undergraduate enrollment24,956
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

Pima Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
    • Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*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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