• The College of Marin’s mission is to provide educational opportunities for all students and community members: preparation for transfer to four-year schools and universities, workforce education, basic skills improvement, intellectual and physical development, and cultural enrichment. The College is committed to responding to community needs by offering student-centered programs and services in a supportive, innovative learning environment. The College of Marin pledges educational excellence to all members of our diverse community.

School Highlights

College of Marin serves 4,509 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 12:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 56% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,509 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,420
  • Out-state tuition: $7,570
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 56%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 390 teachers has grown by 104% over five years.
College of Marin
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
390 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of Marin has declined by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 12:1 has decreased from 13:1 over five years.
The College of Marin diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,509 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
12:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,231 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
3,278 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
298 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,231 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
3,278 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
10%
14%
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% Hispanic
33%
45%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
44%
26%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.68
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.95%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,100
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,420 is more than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,570 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,420
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,570
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
52%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,375
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • College of Marin has been providing exceptional educational opportunities since 1926. The College has earned a reputation as a quality educational institution that provides a pathway for achievement and success for students of all ages. Each semester about 8,000 students are enrolled in over 1,100 credit classes. Approximately 100 international students participate in College of Marin's International Student Program, making for a culturally diverse educational experience. Nearly 6,000 students take advantage of the College's many outstanding community education and community services classes. In order to provide students with the opportunities they need, and to ensure that students achieve their specific goals and objectives, the College offers seventy Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs. To facilitate students' transfer to the four-year institution of their choice, the College has established approximately 200 transfer agreements with the University of California, California State University, and private colleges. In addition the College provides thirty-five two-year vocational and career programs, as well as providing basic skills, English as a Second Language (ESL) education, and community education classes. The College's workforce preparation programs provide the necessary skills for success in a globally competitive workforce environment. Whether the goal is career advancement, career change, or entering the workforce for the first time, the College offers a range of programs to help students succeed. Originally known as Marin Junior College when established in 1926, the College was renamed College of Marin in 1947. In 1985 College of Marin merged with Indian Valley College. This merger provided Marin residents with two campuses, the original campus located in Kentfield and the Indian Valley Campus in Novato. The two campuses serve a county population of approximately 250,000 residents. College of Marin is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does College of Marin cost?

College of Marin's tuition is approximately $1,420 for In-State students and $7,570 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 4,509 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,420
  • Out-state tuition: $7,570
  • Student:teacher ratio: 12:1
  • Minority enrollment: 56%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,246 per year for in-state students and $6,603 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,540 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in California is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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