Long Beach City College began at the Woodrow Wilson High School
campus as Long Beach Junior College in 1927, moving to today’s
Liberal Arts Campus in 1935. Then in 1949, a second campus was
added – today’s Pacific Coast Campus which celebrates its
70th anniversary this year.
The first discussion for a junior college in Long Beach began in
1916, a time in which there were only seven other community
colleges in California (Fresno, Santa Barbara, Bakersfield,
Fullerton, San Diego, Citrus, and Santa Ana).