Pierce College


Pierce College is a two-year public community college, preparing students for occupational training, transfer education and life-long learning. Each semester it has 100 disciplines being taught to more than 21,000 students.

Founded in 1947, it is located in the western San Fernando Valley, Southern California, United States.

The University offers degrees in associate’s programs. And after leaving the college, many students would transfer to the University of California system, the California State University system, and private universities to continue their education to earn bachelor’s degrees. According to a study conducted by UCLA, Pierce students graduated from UCLA with a higher GPA than students from any other transfer college.

The mission of Pierce College is:

Pierce College is a student-centered learning institution that offers excellent opportunities for access and success in a diverse college community. The college dedicates all of its resources to assist students in identifying and achieving their educational, career, and personal goals. Our comprehensive curriculum and support services enable students to earn associate degrees and certificates, prepare for transfer, gain career and technical proficiency, and develop basic skills. We serve our community by providing opportunities for lifelong learning, economic and workforce development, and a variety of enrichment activities.


The university is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.


Pierce College comprises thirteen schools:

  • Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, And Related Sciences
  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mechanic And Repair Technologies/Technicians
  • Precision Production
  • Visual And Performing Arts

The university is not ranked in the U.S. News and World Report.


Applicants for the university should have graduated from high school, have successfully passed the California High School Proficiency Examination, or have received a Certificate of Completion. If applicants are under 18 years of age and not a high school student, he is required to go through special admission processing. And for further information, please contact the Admissions & Records Office of Pierce College by Phone of 818-719-6404 or Email of [email protected].


The tuitions and fees for year 2011-2012 is USD 3,883 for students who are in state and for those who are out of state it is USD 9,118. Students spend USD 924 for books and USD 8,052 for room and board on average.

The university provides students with efficient and effective access to programs and service through personalized attention and the use of technology. Students can access their financial aid records online through the Student Information System (SIS) and apply for financial aid on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

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