• 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 13,988 students (37% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 13,988 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,386
  • Out-state tuition: $7,656
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 72%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 845 teachers has grown by 173% over five years.
Mt San Jacinto Community College District
(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
845 staff
308 staff
This chart display total faculty of Mt San Jacinto Community College District and community college average number of faculty in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Mt San Jacinto Community College District has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 47:1 over five years.
The Mt San Jacinto Community College District diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,988 students
5,216 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Mt San Jacinto Community College District and community college average number of enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
22:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Mt San Jacinto Community College District and community college average student staff ratio of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
5,225 students
1,660 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time students enrollment of Mt San Jacinto Community College District and average number of community college Full-time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
8,763 students
6,239 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Mt San Jacinto Community College District and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Mt San Jacinto Community College District.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CA.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
100 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
5,225 students
1,580 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Mt San Jacinto Community College District and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
8,763 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Mt San Jacinto Community College District and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
% Asian
7%
14%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Mt San Jacinto Community College District and the percentage of Asian community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
52%
45%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Mt San Jacinto Community College District and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
5%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Mt San Jacinto Community College District and the percentage of Black community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
28%
26%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Mt San Jacinto Community College District and the percentage of White community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
This chart display the percentage of Hawaiian students in Mt San Jacinto Community College District and the percentage of Hawaiian community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2012-13 school year data.
% Two or more races
7%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Mt San Jacinto Community College District and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Mt San Jacinto Community College District and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in CA by year, with the latest 2019-20 school year data.
% Unknown races
1%
3%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Mt San Jacinto Community College District.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.64
0.70
This chart display the diversity score of Mt San Jacinto Community College District and the community college average diversity score of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
9.92%
4.57%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Mt San Jacinto Community College District and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,000
$34,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Mt San Jacinto Community College District and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,386 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 $7,656 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,386
$1,246
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Mt San Jacinto Community College District and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,656
$6,603
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Mt San Jacinto Community College District and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
87%
86%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Mt San Jacinto Community College District and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$4,750
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Mt San Jacinto Community College District and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2011-12 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Mt San Jacinto Community College District cost?

Mt San Jacinto Community College District's tuition is approximately $1,386 for In-State students and $7,656 for Out-State students.

Recent Articles

FAFSA Applications: Community Colleges Offer Assistance
FAFSA Applications: Community Colleges Offer Assistance
Need help with your FAFSA application?Many community colleges are offering workshops and other types of assistance to help students get the financial aid necessary to head to college next year.
What to Consider When Choosing a Community College
There are thousands of different schools out there, so how do you make your choice? Consider these three categories to narrow your search and find the perfect school.
Community College Pathways to a Career in Air Traffic Control
Community College Pathways to a Career in Air Traffic Control
Air traffic controllers enjoy secure, interesting work. Earning a degree in ATC at a community college is an excellent first step to securing a job.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 13,988 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,386
  • Out-state tuition: $7,656
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 72%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

Riverside County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.57, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Riverside County, CA is Professional Golfers Career College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

Quick Links