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 3,960 students (25% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 16:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 243 teachers has grown by 138% over five years.
Mendocino College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty243 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mendocino College has grown by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 16:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Mendocino College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment3,960 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio16:124:1
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# Full-Time Students992 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students2,968 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
6%
-
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% Asian
3%
12%
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% Hispanic
37%
47%
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% Black
2%
6%
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% White
49%
23%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.620.70
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College Completion Rate
22%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,200$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,422 is less than the state average of $1,997. 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 $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,422$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,892$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid83%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$15,000$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$8,800$6,000
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Source: 2020 (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
    371 students | 56.50 Mi3035 Cleveland Ave
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    (707) 546-4000
    56.50371
  • 19,101 students | 57.60 Mi1501 Mendocino Avenue
    Santa Rosa, CA 95401
    (707) 527-4011
    57.6019,101
  • 5,292 students | 81.40 Mi2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
    Napa, CA 94558
    (707) 256-7000
    81.405,292
  • 159 students | 86.20 Mi939 Live Oak Boulevard
    Yuba City, CA 95991
    (530) 674-9199
    86.20159
  • 3,774 students | 88.10 Mi2300 E Gibson Rd
    Woodland, CA 95776
    (530) 661-5700
    88.103,774
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California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.