Monterey Peninsula College

Tel: (831)646-4000
9,900 students
Public institution
The mission of Monterey Peninsula College to offer stimulating, high-quality courses, programs, and student services to our diverse community. Monterey Peninsula College, recognizing the worth and potential of every individual, is dedicated to providing equal access and adequate support to any interested member of the community.
School Highlights
Monterey Peninsula College serves 9,900 students (22% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 50:1 is higher than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
Monterey Peninsula College is one of 3 community colleges within Monterey County, CA.
The nearest community college is Defense Language Institute (1.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 200 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
College Monterey Peninsula College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 200 staff
61 staff
Monterey Peninsula College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 9,900 has grown by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 50:1 has increased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.68 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has grown by 58% over five years.
Total Enrollment 9,900 students 1,315 students
Monterey Peninsula College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 50:1
Monterey Peninsula College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,200 students
815 students
Monterey Peninsula College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,700 students
1,061 students
Monterey Peninsula College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Monterey Peninsula College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Monterey Peninsula College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Monterey Peninsula College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Monterey Peninsula College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Monterey Peninsula College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Monterey Peninsula College White (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Monterey Peninsula College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Two or more races
Monterey Peninsula College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Monterey Peninsula College Unknown (2006-2013)
Monterey Peninsula College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.68 0.70
Monterey Peninsula College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,170 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 72% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,466 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,170 $5,590
Monterey Peninsula College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,466 $10,086
Monterey Peninsula College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 66%
Monterey Peninsula College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • MPC, one of 109 colleges in the California Community College System, is committed to high quality education; support of our students; strong, effective leadership; long-term fiscal stability; a well-maintained, environmentally friendly campus; and equal opportunity for all students and employees. The college offers courses to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, to prepare for the workplace, to update work skills or prepare for a new career, to gain a general education, and to improve basic skills in mathematics, reading, writing and science. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

Nearby Schools

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  • 12,611 students | 27.60 Mi6500 Soquel Dr
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  • 646 students | 44.90 Mi6201 San Ignacio Ave.
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,038 per year for in-state students and $7,390 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,252 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in California is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.