Pasadena CA College

Find Pasadena, California colleges and universities, such as state, community, public, and private colleges, universities, and technical schools. Colleges and universities provide information on degree programs, such as associate degrees, bachelor degrees, masters degrees, doctorate degrees, and trade certifications, college applications, financial aid, tuition, and student alumni resources.


Art Center College of Design 1700 Lida Street Pasadena CA 91103 626-396-2200


California Institute of Technology 1200 East California Boulevard Pasadena CA 91125 626-395-6811

Fuller Theological Seminary 135 North Oakland Avenue Pasadena CA 91182 626-584-5200

LACM (Los Angeles College of Music) 370 South Fair Oaks Avenue Pasadena CA 91105 626-568-8850

Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles (Pasadena) 530 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena CA 91101 626-229-1300

North-West College-Pasadena 530 East Union Street Pasadena CA 91101 626-796-5815

Pacific Oaks College 55 West Eureka Street Pasadena CA 91103 626-529-8061

Pasadena City College 1570 East Colorado Boulevard Pasadena CA 91106 626-585-7123

Providence Christian College 1539 East Howard Street Pasadena CA 91104 626-696-4000

About Pasadena Colleges

Pasadena Colleges are institutions that offer post-secondary education through a range of degree or vocational programs in Pasadena, CA. Although there are distinctions between the two, the term College in the United States is typically used to refer to both Colleges and Universities. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) reports that there are more than 4,700 post-secondary degree-granting institutions in the U.S.

You may contact Colleges & Universities for questions about:
  • Pasadena Public and Private Colleges
  • College admissions and applications
  • Tuition, financial aid, and scholarships
  • Associates degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Doctoral degrees, and certificate programs
  • ACT and SAT score requirements
Types of Pasadena Colleges

There are several types of Pasadena colleges, each of which offers different degree programs. Four-year Colleges in Pasadena typically offer Bachelor's degrees in science or liberal arts, and may also offer graduate-level degrees. Pasadena Junior Colleges and Community Colleges offer Associate degrees in two-year programs. In most cases, students earning two-year Associate degrees can apply their credited work towards a four-year degree at another College. Pasadena Universities offer a wider range of degree programs. At the graduate level, Universities offer multiple programs leading to Master's and Doctoral degrees.

Pasadena Public & Private Colleges

Colleges in Pasadena can be public or private. Pasadena Public Colleges are generally established as Universities offering a full range of degree programs. Most Public Universities are run by California State. Public Universities receive a portion of their funding from the California government, which makes their tuition comparatively lower than Pasadena Private Colleges and Universities. Appointed boards of trustees oversee Public Universities. Private Colleges and Universities in Los Angeles County rely on tuition and fundraising as their main revenue sources, and they tend to have more expensive tuition than Public Universities.

Accredited Colleges in Pasadena, California

There are numerous independent accrediting agencies that establish the operating standards for educational institutions in Pasadena. Colleges that maintain educational standards associated with reputable institutions of higher learning can obtain accreditation from an accrediting authority. Pasadena accredited Colleges are generally viewed as schools that meet acceptable levels of quality.