Long Beach City College

Fast Facts

  • School Size


  • Tuition

    S20,000—$25,000 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, Engineering, Nursing

  • Setting

    City, Suburban

  • Accreditation and Certification

    AACC Schools

  • Type of Housing


  • Test Scores

    TOEFL: 50+, IELTS: Band 5.5+

  • Social Media

If You Want To Be Successful

Long Beach City College was founded in 1927 and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Helping you achieve success in both your academic and personal life is our primary goal. Your classroom success is supported by our state-of-the-art facilities on both of the college's campuses. The Liberal Arts Campus is situated in a lovely residential neighborhood and houses most of the college's academic programs. The Pacific Coast Campus, located nearby in a more urban setting, offers both academic and vocational programs. The college's libraries contain a combined collection of more than 150,000 volumes and are fully automated with an online catalog and computer-based literature searches. The Writing and Reading Center, located on Liberal Arts Campus, offers a wide range of materials, certified instructors and peer tutors to help you succeed in your courses. We've got the program that's just right for you! Long Beach City College offers over 100 Associate degree and certificate programs. Some of our most popular programs are:

  • The American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI): no TOEFL requirement!
  • Registered Nursing (RN)
  • Business Programs
  • Computer Programs
  • Film
  • Music Industry
  • Culinary Arts and Restaurant Management

Long Beach City College is a leader in transfer to universities, including California State University Long Beach, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), UC Irvine, the University of Southern California (USC) and other well-known universities.

Long Beach City College

If You Want To Improve Your English Skills

The I-20 is available to students who do not have a TOEFL score. You may join the American Language and Culture Institute (ALCI), the college's intensive English program. Offered in 9 week terms, ALCI helps students improve their English skills enough to succeed in college-level classes.

If You Want a Welcoming Environment

A special orientation welcomes all new international students to Long Beach City College. At orientation, you will meet the friendly International Program Staff, who will help you understand and use campus and community services throughout your college life. You will take a test to assess your strengths so that you will know how to choose those courses in which you will be most successful. The International Counselor will help you plan and register for your classes. You will be invited to join the International Friends program, where you will be introduced to an experienced student who will meet with you throughout your first semester to offer advice and friendship, and to help you with your classes. You may also join the Friendship Friends program to be introduced to an American family. They will invite you to their home for holidays and informal visits, and will help you to feel welcome in the community.

If You Want To Be Involved

The city of Long Beach is known as the "International city" for not only its international trade, but also its diverse residents. The Long Beach City College campuses reflect the city's diversity with not only F1 international students, but also international people from the community. Get to know our diverse student population by joining one of over 60 special interest clubs! Clubs hold weekly meetings, events and occasional field trips. Join our intramural athletic program. Student athletes attend LBCC for its long tradition in athletic and academic excellence. The college is regularly honored as a national leader for its endeavors. The campus facilities include a stadium and track, student activities center, game room, lounge, pool, tennis courts and fitness center.

If You Want An Ideal Location

Long Beach City College is ideally located in the international port city of Long Beach. The city has a population of nearly 800,000 and is located on the Pacific coast in Southern California. As a result, it has a mild year-round climate. Its central location near highways, airports and public transportation makes it easy to access many attractions and cultural centers in the area. Disneyland, Universal Studios and Hollywood are 30 minutes away, and San Diego or mountain resorts are less than two hours away. In between, there are countless attractions and activities, including universities and major shopping centers. The city itself has more than just beaches to offer. The port is the largest in the United States, and there is a vibrant and active downtown area as well with restaurants, movie theaters, night clubs, museums and shopping. Housing for students is ample, as the campus is located in a residential neighborhood. Homestays with an American family can be arranged, and apartments are also available nearby.

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Long Beach City College
International Student Programs
4901 E. Carson Street
Long Beach CA 90808
P: 562.938.4745
2yr/Community College - 2+2 Programs
  • Anthropology
  • Architectural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Art History
  • Arts and Design
  • Automotive Technology
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Business Information Systems
  • Child Development
  • Communication
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Culinary
  • Digital Recording Arts
  • Education
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Engineering
  • English Literature
  • Executive and Professional
  • Fashion
  • Film Studies
  • Food Industry Management
  • Food Science
  • Foreign Language Teaching
  • Geography
  • Geological Sciences
  • Graphics/Multimedia & Web Design
  • Health and Wellness
  • History
  • Horticulture
  • Human Resource Management
  • Journalism
  • Kinesiology
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medical Assistant
  • Music
  • Nursing
  • Political Science
  • Prenursing
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Special Needs/Learning Disabilities
  • Sports
  • Studio Art
  • Summer Intensive English
  • Technology/Computers
  • Telecommunication and Media
  • Theatre
  • University Transfer
  • Video and Audio Production
  • Vocational Career
English Programs
  • Business English
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • English for Specific Purposes Programs
  • English Language (ESL)
  • General English Programs
  • Intensive English as a Second Language
  • Summer Intensive English