Mt. San Antonio College

School Highlights
  • Mt. San Antonio College serves 28,036 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Mt. San Antonio College is one of 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Mt. San Antonio College is East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program & Technical Center (5.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Mt. San Antonio College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 689 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Mt. San Antonio College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty689 staff97 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Mt. San Antonio College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Mt. San Antonio College diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment28,036 students7,516 students
Student:Teacher Ratio41:144:1
# Full-Time Students10,749 students1,613 students
# Part-Time Students17,287 students5,903 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
Diversity Score0.600.73
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,000$34,600

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,346 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 97% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,422 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,346$1,636
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,422$6,797
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$5,250$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$3,750$5,500
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Mt. San Antonio College is among the largest of 112 community colleges in California. Located in the city of Walnut, Mt. SAC serves 17 communities and a million residents in the bustling San Gabriel Valley. Since the College opened its doors in 1946, Mt. SAC has provided high quality and affordable educational opportunities to more than a million students of all ages from all over the world. Today, the College offers more than 200 degree and certificate programs through a semester system. Mt. SAC remains committed to academic excellence and preparing its students for success in today's diverse economic, professional and cultural sectors. Mt. SAC has become a College of Champions—a state and national leader in a number of disciplines, including communication, technology, business, science, health care, athletics, the performing and fine arts, and aviation. Many Mt. SAC alumni have distinguished themselves in both the private and public sectors. The College is home to the renowned Mt. SAC Relays, the world's largest and most prestigious track and field invitational. Situated on 400 sprawling acres, the scenic campus is undergoing a major expansion effort to keep pace with the growing need for state-of-the-art facilities and technology. These enhancements support the College's ongoing commitment to complement quality instruction with a learning environment that enhances student success. It's also another reason Mt. SAC has become one of the finest colleges in America.

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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 86%. 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.