Mendocino College

1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah, CA 95482
Tel: (707)468-3000
  • 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 3,769 students (31% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 38% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Mendocino College is the only community colleges within Mendocino County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Mendocino College is Empire College School of Business (56.6 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 136 teachers has grown by 33% over five years.
Mendocino College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty136 staff97 staff
Mendocino College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Mendocino College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Mendocino College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment3,769 students7,516 students
Mendocino College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio28:144:1
Mendocino College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,168 students1,613 students
Mendocino College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students2,601 students5,903 students
Mendocino College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Mendocino College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Mendocino College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Mendocino College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Mendocino College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Mendocino College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Mendocino College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Mendocino College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
Mendocino College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
Mendocino College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.540.73
Mendocino College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Mendocino College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$29,200$34,900
Mendocino College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,422 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 56% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,892 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,422$1,636
Mendocino College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,892$6,797
Mendocino College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid86%78%
Mendocino College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$15,263$9,500
Mendocino College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,915$5,500
Mendocino College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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  • 6,348 students | 81.30 Mi2277 Napa-Vallejo Hwy
    Napa CA  94558
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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.