Marymount California University

30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299
Tel: (310)377-5501
1,108 students
Private, non-profit
  • The mission of Marymount College is to prepare students for the acquisition of the Associate's degree and successful transfer to a four-year college or university.
School Highlights
  • Marymount California University serves 1,108 students (95% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Marymount California University is one of 54 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Los Angeles Harbor College (4.60 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 65 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Marymount California University (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level Four or more years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Private, non-profit Public
Total Faculty 65 staff 78 staff
Marymount California University Total Faculty (2007-2015)

Student Body

  • The student population of 1,108 has grown by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 1,108 students 2,419 students
Marymount California University Total Enrollment (2007-2015)
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1 44:1
Marymount California University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2015)
# Full-Time Students 1,050 students 1,297 students
Marymount California University Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
# Part-Time Students 58 students 5,258 students
Marymount California University Part-Time Students (2007-2015)
Marymount California University Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students 1,033 students 1,199 students
# Graduate Students 17 students 34 students
Marymount California University Graduation BreakDown CA All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
457 144
% American Indian/Alaskan
Marymount California University American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2008)
% Asian
Marymount California University Asian (2007-2015)
% Hispanic
Marymount California University Hispanic (2007-2015)
% Black
Marymount California University Black (2007-2015)
% White
Marymount California University White (2007-2015)
% Hawaiian
Marymount California University Hawaiian (2011-2012)
% Two or more races
Marymount California University More (2010-2015)
% Non Resident races
Marymount California University Non Resident (2007-2015)
% Unknown races
Marymount California University Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.77 0.73
Marymount California University Diversity Score (2007-2015)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $28,920 is more than the state average of $16,796. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $28,920 $16,796
Marymount California University In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 65% 81%
Marymount California University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2015)
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Marymount College is a distinctive institution: it is the only independent college in Southern California solely devoted to the liberal arts and granting an Associate in Arts and an Associate in Science degree. The College was founded in 1932, and continues to build upon its value-centered foundation within the Catholic tradition of American higher education. Founded in 1932 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary, Marymount College is a Catholic college that welcomes students of all faiths. It is the only private, coeducational two-year liberal arts college in California. In 1960, the College moved to a site on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The new campus included dormitories for on-campus residential living, an auditorium, dining facility, a library and a chapel. The year 1967 found the College preparing for a merger with Loyola University of Los Angeles in Westchester. Marymount separated its two-year program, which remained on the Palos Verdes campus, from the four-year and in 1968 the four-year college moved to the Loyola campus. The Marymount two-year program remained incorporated as a separate institution and received accreditation as such in 1971. In 1973, the merger was finalized and became a new entity: Loyola Marymount University (LMU). The college is accreditated by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,220 per year for in-state students and $6,160 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,948 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA 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 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.