College of Marin
- 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.
- The teacher population of 191 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|College of Marin||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||191 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||5,500 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||29:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||1,190 students||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||4,310 students||5,903 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$39,100||$34,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 6,697 students | 11.50 Mi2600 Mission Bell Dr
San Pablo,  CA  94806
- 527 students | 13.80 Mi55 Stockton St
San Francisco,  CA  94108
- 442 students | 15.10 Mi350 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco,  CA  94103
- 6,321 students | 16.30 Mi2050 Center Sreet
Berkeley,  CA  94704
- 23,610 students | 16.30 Mi50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco,  CA  94112
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.