Defense Language Institute
- Defense Language Institute provides culturally-based foreign language education, training, evaluation, research, and sustainment for DoD personnel in order to ensure the success of the Defense Language Program and enhance the security of the nation. The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) is regarded as one of the finest schools for foreign language instruction in the nation. As part of the Army Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), the Institute provides resident instruction at the Presidio of Monterey in 23 languages and two dialects, five days a week, seven hours per day, with two to three hours of homework each night. Courses last between 26 and 64 weeks, depending on the difficulty of the language. DLIFLC is a multi-service school for active and reserve components, foreign military students, and civilian personnel working in the federal government and various law enforcement agencies.
|Defense Language Institute||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||Less than 2 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|% Unknown races|
|Median Debt for Graduates||-||-|
|Median Debt for Dropouts||-||-|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- The nearest community college to Defense Language Institute is Monterey Peninsula College (1.7 miles away).
- College Location Mi. Students
- 7,727 students | 1.70 Mi980 Fremont St
Monterey,  CA  93940
- 9,800 students | 14.10 Mi411 Central Avenue
Salinas,  CA  93901
- 13,594 students | 26.40 Mi6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos,  CA  95003
- 5,531 students | 31.40 Mi5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
Gilroy,  CA  95020
- 805 students | 44.00 Mi6201 San Ignacio Ave.
San Jose,  CA  95119
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