Marymount California University

30800 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275-6299
Tel: (310)377-5501
  • 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 52 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 LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, non-profitPublic
Total Faculty65 staff92 staff
Marymount California University Total Faculty (2007-2016)

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 12:1 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 Enrollment1,108 students7,516 students
Marymount California University Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio17:144:1
Marymount California University Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,050 students1,613 students
Marymount California University Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students58 students5,903 students
Marymount California University Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Marymount California University Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
# Undergraduate Students1,033 students1,490 students
# Graduate Students17 students80 students
Marymount California University Graduation BreakDown CA All Graduation Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
Marymount California University Dormitory Capacity (2014-2016)
% American Indian/Alaskan
Marymount California University American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2008)
% Asian
Marymount California University Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Marymount California University Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Marymount California University Black (2007-2016)
% White
Marymount California University White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Marymount California University Hawaiian (2011-2012)
% Two or more races
Marymount California University More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Marymount California University Non Resident (2007-2016)
% 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.0.770.73
Marymount California University Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Marymount California University Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2010)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,200$34,900
Marymount California University Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $31,932 is more than the state average of $18,802. The private state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$31,932$18,802
Marymount California University In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid65%78%
Marymount California University % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$19,500$9,500
Marymount California University Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$11,000$5,500
Marymount California University Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate45%96%
Marymount California University Percent Admitted (2007-2012)
Source: 2016 (or 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 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 $18,802 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.