• 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 3,338 students (24% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 51% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,338 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,422
  • Out-state tuition: $5,892
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 51%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 243 teachers has grown by 78% over five years.
Mendocino College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
243 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mendocino College has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Mendocino College diversity score of 0.63 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
3,338 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
799 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,539 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
218 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
799 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,539 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
7%
n/a
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% Asian
5%
14%
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% Hispanic
35%
45%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
49%
26%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
n/a
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.63
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
1.16%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$29,200
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,422 is more than the state average of $1,246. 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 $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,422
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,892
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
79%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,075
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mendocino College cost?

Mendocino College's tuition is approximately $1,422 for In-State students and $5,892 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 3,338 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,422
  • Out-state tuition: $5,892
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 51%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,246 per year for in-state students and $6,603 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,540 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in California is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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