Mendocino College

  • Mendocino College serves the educational needs of our students and our community by providing academic programs, transfer preparation, vocational training, lifelong learning opportunities and student support.

School Highlights

Mendocino College serves 3,898 students (26% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.

Top Placements

Mendocino College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 136 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mendocino College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty136 staff145 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mendocino College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The Mendocino College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 13% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,898 students8,590 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio29:145:1
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# Full-Time Students1,021 students2,007 students
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# Part-Time Students2,877 students6,583 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
1%
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% Asian
2%
12%
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% Hispanic
30%
43%
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% Black
2%
7%
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% White
53%
25%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
3%
4%
% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.620.73
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College Completion Rate
22%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,200$34,600
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,422 is less than the state average of $1,458. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,892 is less than the state average of $6,710. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,422$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,892$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$12,000$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,375$5,751
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Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Mendocino-Lake Community College District was formed in September 1972 by vote of the citizens of the Anderson Valley, Laytonville, Potter Valley, Round Valley, Ukiah, and Willits Unified School Districts. Planning for the development of the initial offerings of the College occurred in the Spring of 1973, with the first classes offered in July 1973. our new Ukiah Campus has 20,000 sq. ft. Science Complex. This new facility, along with our state-of-the-art Center for Visual and Performing Arts, Athletic Complex, Lowery Library building, and Vocational Education facility, offer students excellent resources to pursue their goals. Mendocino College is accredited by accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Mendocino College is Empire College (56.5 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Empire College
    Private for-profit
    400 students | 56.50 Mi3035 Cleveland Ave
    Santa Rosa CA  95403
    (707) 546-4000
    56.50400
  • 20,000 students | 57.60 Mi1501 Mendocino Avenue
    Santa Rosa CA  95401
    (707) 527-4011
    57.6020,000
  • 5,503 students | 81.40 Mi2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
    Napa CA  94558
    (707) 256-7000
    81.405,503
  • 159 students | 86.20 Mi939 Live Oak Boulevard
    Yuba City CA  95991
    (530) 674-9199
    86.20159
  • 3,666 students | 88.10 Mi2300 E Gibson Rd
    Woodland CA  95776
    (530) 661-5700
    88.103,666
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