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Pima Community College

Pima Community College (PCC) is an American two-year institution of higher education in Pima County, Arizona serving the Tucson metropolitan area. The community college district consists of six campuses, four education centers, and several adult education learning centers. It provides traditional and online instruction for over 144 programs.

Location

Address
4905C East Broadway Blvd.
City
Tucson
State
AZ

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
26051
In State Tuition Fees
1572
Out State Tuition Fees
7896
Male Female Ratio
45:55
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
29:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
Aztecs
Colors
Blue And Black
Conference
Arizona CC Athletic Conf

College History

History

Voters in Pima County approved the creation of a junior college district in 1966 and the first classes were held in 1969 at a temporary campus in an airplane hangar at the Tucson airport, Tucson Medical Center, Villa Maria, and Marana. The college was originally named Pima College but the name was changed to Pima Community College in 1972 to better reflect the mission of the College. In 2008, PCC's Board of Governors began receiving anonymous complaints of sexual harassment by PCC chancellor Roy Flores. The board took no formal action until 2011 and Flores resigned in 2012 citing health problems.[5] The search for his replacement has been troubled. In February of 2013, PCC discovered that the search consultant failed to disclose an issue with a finalist for the job; the consultant was fired and the job search extended.[6] One month after the chancellor search was extended, the interim chancellor resigned in the wake of a scathing report issued by PCC's regional accreditor the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).The report documented not only the ignored complaints of sexual harassment but also a hostile work environment and numerous administrative and financial problems. The report also discussed problems with admissions standards that PCC changed in 2011, problems the college has admitted. As a result of the problems outlined in their report, HLC placed PCC on probation in April of 2013. PCC also received media attention in early 2011 as the former school of 2011 Tucson Shooting perpetrator Jared Lee Loughner. While at PCC, some of his teachers complained to the administration about his disruptions and bizarre behavior, as they thought them a sign of mental illness and feared what he might do. The college decided to suspend Loughner.

College Specialty

Specialty

The mission of Pima Community College is to develop our community through learning

Campus

Campus

Six campuses, four education centers

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