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Long Beach City College Overview

Long Beach City College is a public institution situated in Long Beach, California. The location of Long Beach City College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is Long Beach City College Known For?

4,372 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Long Beach City College is the undergraduate certificate.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 33% of the faculty were full-time.

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Long Beach City College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Long Beach City College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#33 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Long Beach City College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#3 Most Popular English Language & Literature Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular History Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#24 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#36 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Most Popular Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Long Beach City College?

Location of Long Beach City College

Contact details for Long Beach City College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, CA 90808-1706
Phone: 562-938-4111
Website: www.lbcc.edu

How Do I Get Into Long Beach City College?

You can apply to Long Beach City College online at: www.opencccapply.net/cccapply-welcome?cccMisCode=841

Long Beach City College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Long Beach City College?

1% Take Out Loans
17.5% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Long Beach City College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $4,207 a year. That adds up to $16,828 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Long Beach City College is 17.5%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

Long Beach City College Undergraduate Student Diversity

9,431 Full-Time Undergraduates
55% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 24,127 undergraduate students at Long Beach City College, with 9,431 being full-time and 14,696 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Long Beach City College

Gender Diversity

Of the 9,431 full-time undergraduates at Long Beach City College, 45% are male and 55% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Long Beach City College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Long Beach City College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Long Beach City College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 911
Black or African American 1,034
Hispanic or Latino 5,697
White 1,107
International Students 92
Other Races/Ethnicities 590

Over 42 countries are represented at Long Beach City College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Japan, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Long Beach City College

1,512 Took All Classes Online
6,039 Took At Least One Class Online
10.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 6,039 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Long Beach City College has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of Long Beach City College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Long Beach City College was 10.8%. This is the #1,285 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Long Beach City College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Long Beach City College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Long Beach City College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Library & Archives Assisting #5
Library Science #26
Computer Programming #27
Business Support & Assistant Services #51
Human Development & Family Studies #55
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences #68
Computer Information Systems #82
General Business/Commerce #84
Computer & Information Sciences #182

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Long Beach City College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 0 1,259 1,259
Business Administration & Management 3 387 5 395
General Psychology 0 252 0 252
General Biology 0 227 0 227
Communication & Media Studies 0 201 0 201
Human Development & Family Studies 145 40 0 185
Criminal Justice & Corrections 20 120 4 144
General Business/Commerce 120 10 0 130
Sociology 0 107 0 107
Nursing 0 100 0 100
Health & Physical Education 25 59 0 84
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 1 30 38 69
General English Literature 0 63 0 63
General Physical Sciences 0 63 0 63
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 47 13 0 60
Fire Protection 8 50 0 58
Computer Systems Networking 4 45 6 55
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 4 33 17 54
Fine & Studio Arts 0 51 0 51
Culinary Arts 7 30 11 48
Mathematics 0 45 0 45
History 0 44 0 44
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 38 5 43
Accounting 31 11 0 42
Political Science & Government 0 39 0 39
Computer Information Systems 19 14 1 34
Anthropology 0 34 0 34
Human Services 6 28 0 34
Business Support & Assistant Services 33 0 0 33
Information Technology 24 8 1 33
Mental & Social Health Services 12 8 12 32
Computer Science 0 26 1 27
Precision Metal Working 15 7 4 26
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 8 17 0 25
Allied Health Professions 1 20 2 23
Journalism 0 18 3 21
Economics 0 17 0 17
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 14 2 16
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 4 12 0 16
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 6 9 0 15
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 13 1 14
Dietetics & Clinical Nutrition Services 4 9 0 13
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 3 10 0 13
Philosophy 0 11 0 11
Geography & Cartography 0 10 0 10
Design & Applied Arts 1 7 2 10
General Visual & Performing Arts 1 8 0 9
Music 0 9 0 9
Special Education 6 2 0 8
Horticulture 1 3 3 7
Health Sciences & Services 0 7 0 7
Library & Archives Assisting 3 4 0 7
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 5 2 0 7
Drama & Theater Arts 0 7 0 7
General Sales & Marketing 2 4 0 6
International Business 3 1 0 4
Real Estate 4 0 0 4
Computer Programming 4 0 0 4
Romance Languages 0 4 0 4
Computer Software & Applications 1 2 0 3
Writing Studies 0 3 0 3
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 3 0 3
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 2 0 0 2
Electrical Engineering 1 0 0 1
General Engineering 0 1 0 1
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 1 0 0 1
Public Relations & Advertising 0 0 0 0
Audiovisual Communications 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Carpentry 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Mechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0
Legal Support Services 0 0 0 0
Woodworking 0 0 0 0
Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
Dance 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 585 2,410 1,377 4,372

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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