Hartnell College

411 Central Avenue, Salinas
CA, 93901
Tel: (831)755-6700
9,936 students
Public institution

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Hartnell College provides the leadership and resources to ensure that all students shall have equal access to a quality education and the opportunity to pursue and achieve their goals. We are responsive to the learning needs of our community and dedicated to a diverse educational and cultural campus environment that prepares our students for productive participation in a changing world.
School Highlights:
Hartnell College serves 9,936 students (38% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Hartnell College is one of 4 community colleges within Monterey County, CA.
The nearest community college is Heald College-Salinas (2.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Hartnell College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 9,936 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 53:1 has increased from 47:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.46 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has declined by 16% over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,936 students
1,287 students
Hartnell College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
3,743 students
832 students
Hartnell College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 6,193 students
1,021 students
Hartnell College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Hartnell College sch enrollment Hartnell College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
8%
2%
Hartnell College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
71%
7%
Hartnell College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
2%
12%
Hartnell College Black (2006-2012)
% White
17%
66%
Hartnell College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
Hartnell College More (2010-2012)
Hartnell College sch ethnicity Hartnell College sta ethnicity
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. 0.46 0.45
Hartnell College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,400 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 77% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,696 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,400 $5,845
Hartnell College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,696 $10,047
Hartnell College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Hartnell College is one of the oldest educational institutions in California. In 1920, Salinas Junior College was founded. The school was renamed Hartnell College in 1948. The Hartnell Community College District was formed in 1949. The college moved to its present location at 156 Homestead Avenue in Salinas in 1936. The college is located in Monterey County just 20 minutes drive from the scenic Monterey Coast. Hartnell College serves the Salinas Valley, a fertile agricultural region some 10 miles wide and 100 miles long. The College draws its students from Salinas and the surrounding communities of Bradley, Castroville, Chualar, Greenfield, Jolon, King City, Lockwood, Moss Landing, San Ardo, San Lucas, Soledad and adjacent rural areas. Hartnell serves approximately 9,316 students with an ethnic profile that includes 52% Latino, 33% White, 5% Asian, 5% Filipino, 3% Black, 1% Native American students and 1% Other minorities. The College offers the first and second year of a college program and awards the associate of arts/sciences degrees and certificates of proficiency. The college also provides vocational training, Work Force and Community Development classes, Contract Education and numerous cultural and recreational activities. The computer center is available to students for class and assignment use and provides access to the Internet and the World Wide Web. The College has transfer agreements with many California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) campuses which guarantee admission for Hartnell students who have completed the two year requirements. The college offers a full complement of services to assist students' educational progress including Telephone Registration, Academic and Personal Counseling, Financial Aid Services, International Student Services, Re-Entry Services, Sports Counseling, Disabled Students Programs and Services, Assessment, Career and Transfer Assistance and more. In addition, students are encouraged to become involved in the many clubs on campus and student government through the Associated Students of Hartnell College.

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