Pima Community College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Cost of Attendance

    $5,000—$10,000 Year

  • Affiliation


  • Type of School

    2yr/Community College

  • Student Body Gender


  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation

  • Scholarships for International Students


  • Conditional Admission Available


  • Top Programs

    Business Information Systems, Computer Science, English Language (ESL)

  • Setting

    Small/College town

  • Accreditation and Certification

    International Association of Language Centres

  • Type of Housing


  • Social Media

Welcome to Pima Community College!

With six campuses and nearly 23,000 students each semester, Pima Community College is one of the largest multi-campus community colleges in the nation. We are large enough to offer a wide range of quality programs, but each of our campuses is small enough to offer personal attention, service and familiarity. Pima is a public, two-year accredited community college that offers college transfer, English language studies, career training and occupational education. 

Why Study at Pima Community College?

  • Get two degrees instead of one!  2+2 opportunities = Community College + University Transfer.
    • Complete your first two years of higher education at Pima Community College and get your Associate’s Degree. Then transfer to a university to complete your Baccalaureate Degree at a university.
    • Pima's transfer agreements make it easy to transfer to our partner institutions such as the University of Arizona, just minutes away from Pima’s campuses.
    • Save money on your first two years of college. Pima Community College tuition is much less than four-year universities, and comparable to other community colleges. 
  • Increase your success:
    • Small classes with personal attention from highly qualified faculty.
    • Intensive English & College Bridge Programs prepare you for success in your college studies. 
    • Gain a competitive edge by enrolling in our Honors Program.
  • Individualize your learning:
    • Earn professional and technical certificates from a variety of programs.
    • Study specialized courses such as Pronunciation and Special Topics in American Culture according to your interests and needs.
    • Receive personal help from our free tutoring services.

About Tucson

Located in the sunny southwestern region of the United States, Tucson is a mid-size “college town” that offers the best of cultural, educational and natural attractions.  Enjoy arts, music, and museums, athletic events, hiking, and biking. Enjoy sun 300 days of the year, snow at Mt. Lemmon during the winter, and monsoon rains in the summer  

Within a 65-kilometer radius you can also enjoy the Old Tucson Studios, the Biosphere, the Kitt Peak National observatory and the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, one of the top 10 museums in the country. Visit the Grand Canyon located 550 kilometers from Tucson.

Transferring success

Pima Community College has created transfer partnerships with several colleges and universities to help you reach your goal of earning a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year university. Some of our partnering institutions are: The University of Arizona, Arizona State University, Northern Arizona University, Eastern New Mexico University, University of Phoenix, among others.

Academic Programs

Choose from a variety of fields in the areas of:

  • Business Careers
  • Science & Engineering
  • Computer Information Technology
  • Health-Related Professions
  • Arts, Humanities, & Communication
  • Aviation Technology
  • Education Careers
  • Social Sciences
  • Trade Professions
  • Public Safety Careers

Intensive English Program

Pima’s Intensive English Program prepares you to be successful in your college-level courses. A TOEFL or IELTS score is not required for admission to this program. 

We offer small classes and personal attention from well-qualified instructors. Develop your English skills by taking courses in writing & grammar, reading & vocabulary, oral communication, pronunciation, and American culture. Most courses are offered in a 15 or 16 week semester. Some courses are offered in an 8-week intensive term.

At the high-intermediate to advanced levels, enter the College Bridge program, where you complete your English studies and begin taking regular college-level courses. 

Student Services

As a Pima student, you will enjoy full access to our library, Student Learning Services Centers, Computer Commons, over 30 student clubs, leadership workshops, and Student Life activities offered year-round.

Application deadlines and process

Pima Community College operates on a semester (i.e. Fall, Spring, Summer) schedule. Our application deadlines are: Fall (June 1), Spring (October 1), and Summer (April 1). Once we receive a complete application, your application will be processed within days.

English Proficiency Requirement

Pima Community College does not require proof of English proficiency for those who apply to study English as a Second Language.

Students applying for an academic program will need to prove English proficiency. Please click on the following link to visit our website and view ways of proving English proficiency. 




Pima Community College

1255 North Stone Avenue
Tucson AZ 85709
P: 5202066732

2202 West Anklam Road
Tucson AZ 85709
P: (520) 206-6732

4905B East Broadway Boulevard
Tucson AZ 85709
P: (520) 206-4500

401 North Bonita AVenue
Tucson AZ 85709
P: 5202066732

5901 South Calle Santa Cruz
Tucson AZ 85709
P: 5202066732

8181 East Irvington Road
Tucson AZ 85709
P: 5202066732

7600 North Shannon Road
Tucson AZ 85709
P: 5202066732
For more information: Pima Community College