Mt San Jacinto Community College District

  • The mission of Mt. San Jacinto College is to provide quality, educationally enriching experiences, programs and opportunities designed to empower students to serve as productive citizens in a dynamic and complex world.

School Highlights

Mt San Jacinto Community College District serves 15,597 students (35% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Mt San Jacinto Community College District ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 845 teachers has grown by 249% over five years.
Mt San Jacinto Community College District(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty845 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Mt San Jacinto Community College District has grown by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has decreased from 47:1 over five years.
The Mt San Jacinto Community College District diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment15,597 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:124:1
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# Full-Time Students5,467 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students10,130 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
6%
12%
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% Hispanic
52%
47%
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% Black
7%
6%
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% White
25%
23%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score0.650.70
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College Completion Rate
27%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,000$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,386 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,656 is more than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,386$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,656$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid81%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,750
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Mt. San Jacinto Community College District was formed in 1962 by a vote of the citizens in Banning, Beaumont, Hemet and San Jacinto. The college enrolled its first students in the fall of 1963, holding classes in rented facilities. The San Jacinto Campus was opened in 1965 with two buildings and has grown into a comprehensive college campus serving the needs of students and the community. In 1975, the residents of Temecula, Lake Elsinore, Perris and adjacent areas voted to join the Mt. San Jacinto Community College District, increasing the college's area to the present 1,700 square miles. Although the boundaries have remained stable since 1975, the District has changed dramatically, especially since the 1980's. In recent years, unprecedented population growth has fostered the highest rate of enrollment increase of all 109 community colleges. With the rapid growth in enrollments, the District has engaged in extensive planning and development to ensure state-of-the-art learning environments for Mt. San Jacinto College students. The San Jacinto Campus has been master-planned and essentially will be rebuilt over the next 15 to 20 years to accommodate 12,000 to 15,000 students. In the fall of 1993, the Alice P. Cutting Business & Technology Center opened to students with new laboratories for Business, Computer Information Science, Engineering Technologies, Electronics and Photography. In the fall of 1995, a state-of-the-art music building opened on the San Jacinto Campus. Mt. San Jacinto College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Association and the U. S. Department of Education, Board of Registered Nursing and the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technician Examiners.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Mt San Jacinto Community College District is Moreno Valley College (14.6 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 10,074 students | 14.60 Mi16130 Lasselle St
    Moreno Valley, CA 92551
    (951) 571-6100
    14.6010,074
  • 6,749 students | 18.00 Mi11711 Sand Canyon Road
    Yucaipa, CA 92339
    (909) 794-2161
    18.006,749
  • Platt College-Riverside
    Private for-profit
    484 students | 20.80 Mi6465 Sycamore Canyon Blvd Ste 100
    Riverside, CA 92507
    (951) 572-4300
    20.80484
  • Community Christian College
    Private not-for-profit
    203 students | 21.70 Mi1174 Nevada Street, Suite 200
    Redlands, CA 92374
    (909) 253-7707
    21.70203
  • 107 students | 21.80 Mi26109 Ynez Road
    Temecula, CA 92591
    (800) 877-4380
    21.80107
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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 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 score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.