Monterey Peninsula College

Tel: (831)646-4000
9,900 students
Public institution

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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 community college average of 21:1.
Minority enrollment is 54% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Monterey Peninsula College is one of 4 community colleges within Monterey County County, CA.
The nearest community college is Defense Language Institute (1.7 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 200 teachers has declined by 10% over five years.
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
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 9,900 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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 more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,900 students
1,269 students
Monterey Peninsula College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 50:1
21:1
Monterey Peninsula College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
2,200 students
810 students
Monterey Peninsula College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,700 students
1,017 students
Monterey Peninsula College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Monterey Peninsula College sch enrollment Monterey Peninsula College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
8%
2%
Monterey Peninsula College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
31%
7%
Monterey Peninsula College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
4%
12%
Monterey Peninsula College Black (2006-2013)
% White
46%
57%
Monterey Peninsula College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
Monterey Peninsula College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
4%
3%
Monterey Peninsula College Unknown (2006-2013)
Monterey Peninsula College sch ethnicity Monterey Peninsula 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. 0.68 0.53
Monterey Peninsula College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,170 is less than the state average of $5,740. 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 $10,252. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,170 $5,740
Monterey Peninsula College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,466 $10,252
Monterey Peninsula College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 66%
89%
Monterey Peninsula College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

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Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Monterey Defense Language Institute
    Public
    Presidio of Monterey
    Monterey, CA 93944
    (831)242-5828
    1.7  Mi  |  0  students
  • Salinas Hartnell College
    Public
    411 Central Avenue
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831)755-6700
    13.4  Mi  |  8300  students
  • Salinas Heald College-Salinas
    Private for-profit
    1450 N Main St
    Salinas, CA 93906
    (831)443-1700
    15.2  Mi  |  1222  students
  • Aptos Cabrillo College
    Public
    6500 Soquel Dr
    Aptos, CA 95003
    (831)479-6100
    27.6  Mi  |  12611  students
  • Gilroy Gavilan College
    Public
    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
    Gilroy, CA 95020
    (408)848-4800
    31.7  Mi  |  6643  students
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,429 per year for in-state students and $6,281 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,427 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. 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 0.71, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in California is California College San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.