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IPEDS ID: 105525
OPE ID: 00726600
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Pima Community College
4905C East Broadway Blvd., Tucson, Arizona 85709-1275
General information:  (520) 206-4500
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  30,082 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  25 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty373993
Research and public service1042
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,600$1,600$1,600$1,6000.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$5,400$5,400$5,400$5,4000.0%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Off Campus$11,112$11,232$11,352$11,4240.6%
Off Campus with Family$5,712$5,832$5,652$5,7241.3%
Off Campus$16,284$16,884$17,484$17,7481.5%
Off Campus with Family$10,884$11,484$11,784$12,0482.2%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,79065%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,60358%$7,476,244$4,664
Federal grants1,44453%$6,916,972$4,790
Pell grants1,44453%$6,714,097$4,650
Other federal grants2158%$202,875$944
State/local government grant or scholarships80%$8,650$1,081
Institutional grants or scholarships29811%$550,622$1,848
Student loan aid39514%$1,678,742$4,250
Federal student loans39514%$1,674,906$4,240
Other student loans(*)0%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,67535%$41,713,878$3,573
Pell grants10,78033%$38,806,732$3,600
Federal student loans5,27416%$23,772,642$4,508
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$2,971$2,968$2,662
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$2,251$2,431$2,001
$30,001 – $48,000$3,294$3,318$2,926
$48,001 – $75,000$5,280$5,498$4,988
$75,001 – $110,000$6,977$7,357$6,748
$110,001 and more$7,236$7,608$7,367
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)30,082
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,844
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 36%
Part-time: 64%Student Gender:
Male: 47%
Female: 53%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 2%
Asian: 3%
Black or African American: 4%
Hispanic/Latino: 40%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 44%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 58%
25 and over: 42%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 96%
Out-of-state: 3%
Foreign countries: 0%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 12%
Enrolled in some distance education: 16%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 72%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
  • Some health programs have special program application requirements. These programs include Respiratory Healthcare, Radiologic Technology, Dental Hygiene, and Nursing. Paralegal and Teacher Education also have special requirements. An associate or bachelor's degree is required as a minimum for endorsements in ESL, Special Education, K-12 Reading, Middle School, and Structured English Immersion.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 61%
Part-time students: 37%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 31 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 7%
Transfer-out rate: 21%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 5%
Female: 9%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 8%
Asian: 11%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 9%
Two or more races: 2%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 8%
Non-resident alien: 11%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2009 or Fall 2010, by Time to Completion
[Students who began in Fall 2009]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 6%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 10%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 10%
[Students who began in Fall 2010]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 3%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 7%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American Indian/Native American Studies--0
Category total--0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General716
Business Administration and Management, General2161
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other0--
Business Operations Support and Secretarial Services, Other4016-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other0--
Business/Commerce, General-0211
Customer Service Management1--
Fashion Merchandising0-3
Hospitality Administration/Management, General2-8
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General24d--
International Business/Trade/Commerce0--
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management6411
Retailing and Retail Operations01-
Category total106d41280
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia-00
Category total-00
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General0--
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other0--
Computer Support Specialist1--
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst-510
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications28d-52
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician0--
Word Processing23--
Category total52d562
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology-12-
Building/Property Maintenance28220
Electrical and Power Transmission Installers, Other16--
Category total441420
Bilingual and Multilingual Education0--
Early Childhood Education and Teaching33046
Education, General-74d15d
Education, Other2d--
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching3--
Special Education and Teaching, General-21-
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Levels and Methods, Other0--
Teacher Education and Professional Development, Specific Subject Areas, Other0--
Category total38d95d61d
Category total--22
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD81221
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician0-1
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General0--
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology0-0
Integrated Circuit Design1--
Laser and Optical Technology/Technician0--
Mining and Petroleum Technologies/Technicians, Other000
Surveying Technology/Surveying50-
Category total141222
English Language and Literature/Letters
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing6--
Category total6--
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Language Interpretation and Translation-88
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation--3
Category total-811
Health Professions and Related Programs
Allied Health and Medical Assisting Services, Other67--
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Assistant-12
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician--10
Clinical/Medical Social Work4-64
Community Health Services/Liaison/Counseling8--
Dental Assisting/Assistant-20-
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist--21
Dental Laboratory Technology/Technician14-1
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)4130
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician17-16
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant4--
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-23-
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage-98
Medical/Health Management and Clinical Assistant/Specialist67--
Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other0--
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant-512
Phlebotomy Technician/Phlebotomist22--
Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursing and Nursing Assistants, Other11581-
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician39--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--19
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse-1210
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist--22
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant--12
Category total361141427
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections Administration0--
Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other0--
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration0--
Criminal Justice/Police Science-114
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies--65
Fire Science/Fire-fighting81-40
Forensic Science and Technology21--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services, Other0--
Juvenile Corrections0--
Category total1021119
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-2629
Category total-2629
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
General Studies--448d
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other5--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-1,552952
Category total51,5521,400d
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician-1-
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician-8715
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician2907
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician-5-
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician1--
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General--0
Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Refrigeration Maintenance Technology/Technician1500
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician77d26d1d
Category total122d119d23d
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Physical Fitness Technician16--
Category total16--
Personal and Culinary Services
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other0--
Food Preparation/Professional Cooking/Kitchen Assistant311-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager10030
Category total131130
Precision Production
Cabinetmaking and Millwork0--
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist046
Welding Technology/Welder0-6
Category total0412
Science Technologies/Technicians
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician-5-
Category total-5-
Social Sciences
Political Science and Government, General--3
Category total109
Transportation and Materials Moving
Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operator and Instructor16--
Category total16--
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General--2
Cinematography and Film/Video Production7-20
Design and Visual Communications, General1-17
Digital Arts-325
Fashion/Apparel Design5--
Game and Interactive Media Design--11
Music, General--1
Visual and Performing Arts, General--27
Category total133103
Grand total9092,0372,630
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NJCAA Division I MenWomen
Track and Field, Indoor3223
Track and Field, Outdoor4736
Track and Field, X-Country1211
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission(!)1/1/1975 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs(!)6/1/1981 -  Accredited
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)5/12/1972 -  Accredited
Dental Laboratory Technology (DT)12/8/1977 -  Accredited
Dental Hygiene (DH)12/5/1991 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers(!)9/1/1973 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations114
Liquor law violations532
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft963
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201120102009
Default rate20.6%23.0%23.4%
Number in default790639553
Number in repayment3,8192,7762,358
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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