- Among PCC"s distinguished alumni are:
The top 75 alumni were honored at PCC's 75th anniversary in 2001.
- Bruce Merrified, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, who was Professor Emeritus in Biochemistry at Rockefeller University until his death in 2006.
- Award-winning science fiction writer, Octavia Butler.
- Jackie Robinson, baseball legend.
- Nathaniel Rosen, cellist, the first American gold medal winner of the Tschaikovsky Competition for Strings in Moscow and the first American since the legendary Van Cliburn won the piano competition.
- One of 107 two-year colleges in California and the second largest single-campus two year college in the nation with a full-time student enrollment averaging more than 25,000.
- Home of KPCC, Southern California Public Radio.
- More information regarding the college may be obtained from its web site at http://www.pasadena.edu.