- 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.
Monterey Peninsula College serves 7,154 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 7,154 students
- In-state tuition: $1,170
- Out-state tuition: $5,586
- Student:teacher ratio: 19:1
- Minority enrollment: 71%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Monterey Peninsula College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
The teacher population of 377 teachers has grown by 86% over five years.
Monterey Peninsula College
(CA) Community College Avg.
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Monterey Peninsula College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has decreased from 21:1 over five years.
The Monterey Peninsula College diversity score of 0.68 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $1,170 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,586 is less than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 17% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Monterey Peninsula College cost?
Monterey Peninsula College's tuition is approximately $1,170 for In-State students and $5,586 for Out-State students.
What is Monterey Peninsula College's ranking?
Monterey Peninsula College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Least expensive tuition and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).
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