Los Medanos College

2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Tel: (925)439-2181
School Highlights
  • Los Medanos College serves 8,695 students (35% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 40:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Los Medanos College is one of 4 community colleges within Contra Costa County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Los Medanos College is Diablo Valley College (11.7 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 216 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Los Medanos College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty216 staff97 staff
Los Medanos College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Los Medanos College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 40:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Los Medanos College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,695 students7,516 students
Los Medanos College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio40:144:1
Los Medanos College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,060 students1,613 students
Los Medanos College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,635 students5,903 students
Los Medanos College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Los Medanos College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Los Medanos College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Los Medanos College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Los Medanos College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Los Medanos College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Los Medanos College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Los Medanos College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
Los Medanos College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
Los Medanos College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.740.73
Los Medanos College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Los Medanos College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,900$34,900
Los Medanos College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,298 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,038 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,298$1,636
Los Medanos College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,038$6,797
Los Medanos College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%78%
Los Medanos College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,750$5,219
Los Medanos College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2014)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.