Monterey Peninsula College

Tel: (831)646-4000
  • The mission of Monterey Peninsula College to offer stimulating, high-quality courses, programs, and student services to our diverse community. Monterey Peninsula College, recognizing the worth and potential of every individual, is dedicated to providing equal access and adequate support to any interested member of the community.
School Highlights
  • Monterey Peninsula College serves 7,727 students (31% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 38:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 55% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Monterey Peninsula College is one of 3 community colleges within Monterey County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Defense Language Institute (1.70 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 202 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Monterey Peninsula College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty202 staff92 staff
Monterey Peninsula College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 7,727 has declined by 14% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 38:1 has decreased from 42:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment7,727 students7,516 students
Monterey Peninsula College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio38:144:1
Monterey Peninsula College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,410 students1,613 students
Monterey Peninsula College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students5,317 students5,903 students
Monterey Peninsula College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Monterey Peninsula College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Monterey Peninsula College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Monterey Peninsula College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Monterey Peninsula College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Monterey Peninsula College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Monterey Peninsula College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Monterey Peninsula College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
Monterey Peninsula College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Monterey Peninsula College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
Monterey Peninsula College 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.0.680.73
Monterey Peninsula College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Monterey Peninsula College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$40,500$34,900
Monterey Peninsula College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,170 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,586 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,170$1,636
Monterey Peninsula College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,586$6,797
Monterey Peninsula College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid67%78%
Monterey Peninsula College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,925$9,500
Monterey Peninsula College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,000$5,500
Monterey Peninsula College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • MPC, one of 109 colleges in the California Community College System, is committed to high quality education; support of our students; strong, effective leadership; long-term fiscal stability; a well-maintained, environmentally friendly campus; and equal opportunity for all students and employees. The college offers courses to prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, to prepare for the workplace, to update work skills or prepare for a new career, to gain a general education, and to improve basic skills in mathematics, reading, writing and science. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Post-secondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

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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.