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Pima Community College Overview

Pima Community College is a public institution situated in Tucson, Arizona. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Pima Community College Known For?

5,262 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at Pima County Community College District.
  • In 2017-2018, 27% of the faculty were full-time.

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Pima Community College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Pima County Community College District has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#12 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#86 Most Popular Online 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 Pima County Community College District.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Best Computer Systems Analysis Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Best Value Computer Systems Analysis Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Best Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#9 Most Popular Education Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Best Value Liberal Arts General Studies Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#41 Best Value Computer & Information Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#136 Best Value Personal & Culinary Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Pima Community College?

Location of Pima Community College

Contact details for Pima County Community College District are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 4905C East Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ 85709-1275
Phone: 520-206-4500
Website: www.pima.edu

How Do I Get Into Pima County Community College District?

You can apply to Pima County Community College District online at: www.pima.edu/new-students/apply/how-to-apply.html

Since Pima Community College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Pima Community College?

10% Take Out Loans
18.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Pima County Community College District, approximately 10% of students took out student loans averaging $4,285 a year. That adds up to $17,140 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pima County Community College District is 18.6%. 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.

Pima Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

4,708 Full-Time Undergraduates
54% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,512 undergraduate students at Pima County Community College District, with 4,708 being full-time and 14,804 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Pima County Community College District

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,708 full-time undergraduates at Pima County Community College District, 46% are male and 54% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Pima County Community College District

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Pima Community College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Pima County Community College District Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 133
Black or African American 201
Hispanic or Latino 2,311
White 1,600
International Students 107
Other Races/Ethnicities 356

Over 55 countries are represented at Pima County Community College District. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Mexico, China, and Vietnam.

Online Learning at Pima Community College

3,035 Took All Classes Online
6,252 Took At Least One Class Online
-1.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 6,252 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Pima County Community College District has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 7th most popular in Arizona for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Pima County Community College District

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Pima Community College was -1.7%. This is the #2,315 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Pima County Community College District regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Pima County Community College District majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 6%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Pima County Community College District 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 Pima County Community College District.

Major Growth Rate Rank
General Education #109
Human Resource Management #148
Teacher Education Grade Specific #288

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%.

Pima Community 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 9 1,174 1,358 2,541
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 283 7 89 379
Allied Health Professions 212 93 0 305
Criminal Justice & Corrections 2 92 125 219
Nursing 0 207 0 207
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 152 0 0 152
General Business/Commerce 0 145 0 145
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 86 34 6 126
Teacher Education Grade Specific 14 39 58 111
Health & Medical Administrative Services 63 23 0 86
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 31 37 2 70
Precision Metal Working 26 34 0 60
Fire Protection 47 10 0 57
Accounting 0 36 16 52
Computer Systems Networking 0 48 0 48
Dental Support Services 0 31 16 47
Mental & Social Health Services 16 28 0 44
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 41 0 41
Business Support & Assistant Services 25 0 14 39
Ground Transportation 39 0 0 39
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 14 15 8 37
Legal Support Services 0 20 16 36
Mechanic & Repair Tech (Other) 36 0 0 36
Social Work 35 0 0 35
Design & Applied Arts 3 30 0 33
Building Management & Inspection 5 18 8 31
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 20 10 0 30
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 19 9 0 28
Business Administration & Management 3 10 14 27
Culinary Arts 9 11 6 26
Human Resource Management 24 0 0 24
Special Education 0 0 24 24
Hospitality Management 10 10 0 20
Health & Physical Education 15 0 0 15
Computer Systems Analysis 0 12 1 13
Health Aids/Attendants/Orderlies 12 0 0 12
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 7 0 1 8
General Education 0 8 0 8
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 8 0 8
Information Technology 6 0 0 6
Somatic Bodywork & Therapeutic Services 0 3 3 6
General Engineering 0 4 0 4
Biology & Biotech Lab Technician 4 0 0 4
Anthropology 0 4 0 4
Archeology 4 0 0 4
Political Science & Government 0 4 0 4
Health Sciences & Services 3 0 0 3
Biotechnology 0 0 2 2
Sociology 0 2 0 2
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 1 1
Teacher Education Subject Specific 1 0 0 1
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation & Refrigeration 0 0 1 1
Woodworking 0 0 1 1
Horticulture 0 0 0 0
General Architecture 0 0 0 0
Other Business, Management & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Finance & Financial Management 0 0 0 0
Insurance 0 0 0 0
International Business 0 0 0 0
Real Estate 0 0 0 0
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Journalism 0 0 0 0
Communications Technology 0 0 0 0
Graphic Communications 0 0 0 0
Computer Information Systems 0 0 0 0
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0
Data Processing 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0
Carpentry 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0
Multilingual Education 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0
Computer Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Construction Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Electronics Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Environmental Control Technology 0 0 0 0
Industrial Production Technology 0 0 0 0
Mining & Petroleum Technology 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0
Area Studies 0 0 0 0
Ethnic Studies 0 0 0 0
Human Development & Family Studies 0 0 0 0
American Sign Language 0 0 0 0
Foreign Language, Literature & Linguistics (Other) 0 0 0 0
Health/Medical Prep Programs 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0
Legal Professions (Other) 0 0 0 0
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 0 0 0 0
Natural Resources Conservation 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0
Other Homeland Security 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
Drama & Theater Arts 0 0 0 0
Fine & Studio Arts 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,235 2,257 1,770 5,262

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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