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Pima Community College Data & Information Overview

449 awards Ranking Badges
Great Price Value for Your Money
14% Student Loan Default Rate
This overview covers the essential stats on Pima Community College, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more.
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How Well Is Pima Community College Ranked?

#766 Best Colleges in Nation
#14 Best Colleges in AZ
Liberal Arts Highest Ranked Major
Value Badge

2024 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Pima Community College was awarded 449 badges in the 2024 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is liberal arts.

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Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2024 analysis, Pima County Community College District is ranked #766 out of 2,217 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Pima County Community College District held the #804 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Pima County Community College District also holds the #14 spot on the Best Colleges in Arizona ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Pima County Community College District?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

Pima Community College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Pima Community College admissions.

Pima Community College Faculty

16 to 1 Student to Faculty
27% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used to estimate how much interaction there is between professors and their students at a college or university. At Pima Community College, this ratio is 16 to 1, which is on par with the national average of 15 to 1. That's not bad at all.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Pima Community College is 27%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  27 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Pima Community College

65% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Pima Community College is 65%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  65 out of 100

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Pima Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,365 Full-Time Undergraduates
61.1% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
58.6% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 15,544 undergraduates at Pima County Community College District with 3,365 being full-time and 12,179 being part-time.

How Much Does Pima Community College Cost?

$3,846 Net Price
6% Take Out Loans
$15,416 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Pima County Community College District is $3,846. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Pima County Community College District

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$2,831 $3,852 $5,851 $8,076 $8,766

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Pima County Community College District, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 Pima County Community College District, approximately 6% of students took out student loans averaging $3,854 a year. That adds up to $15,416 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Pima County Community College District is 14.0%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Pima County Community College District Graduates Make?

$35,828 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Pima County Community College District make about $35,828 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 16% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Pima Community College make the most money.

Location of Pima Community College

Arizona State
3,365 Full-Time Undergraduates
Large City Campus Setting
Pima Community College is a public institution located in Tucson, Arizona. The location of Pima County Community College District is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

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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

Pima Community College Majors

66 Majors With Completions
1,600 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Pima Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Pima County Community College District

50% Take At Least One Class Online
30% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2020-2021, 7,505 students took at least one online class at Pima Community College. This is a decrease from the 8,039 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 7,505 4,477
2019-2020 8,039 4,557
2018-2019 7,037 3,611
2017-2018 6,252 3,035
2016-2017 7,553 3,519

Learn more about online learning at Pima Community College.

Notes and 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.


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