Monterey Peninsula College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Monterey Peninsula College building

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Monterey Peninsula College Admissions Overview:

Monterey Peninsula College has open admissions, meaning that any interested and qualified student is able to attend the school. Check out the school's website for application instructions and important dates and deadlines.

Admissions Data (2016):

Monterey Peninsula College Description:

Monterey Peninsula College is a public community college located in Monterey, California. It is a part of the California Community Colleges system. The 87-acre oceanfront campus is just minutes from the coast of Monterey Bay, providing easy access to several miles of local public beaches, and less than two hours south of San Jose and San Francisco. Academically, MPC has a student faculty ratio of 25 to 1 and offers 71 associate’s degrees as well as a number of one and two-year certificate programs. Popular areas of study at the college include liberal studies, business administration, nursing and biological sciences. Although the college is not residential, students are involved in campus life, participating in 25 student-run clubs and organizations, an active student government and a variety of cultural and social events on campus. MPC Athletics compete in the California Community College Athletics Association as a Junior College member of the Coast Conference.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 7,815 (1,109 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 45% Male / 55% Female
  • 31% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $1,174 (in-state); $6,238 (out-of-state)
  • Books: $1,710 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board (off campus): $13,788
  • Other Expenses: $4,230
  • Total Cost: $20,902 (in-state); $25,966 (out-of-state

Monterey Peninsula College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 66%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
  • Grants: 66%
  • Loans: 3%
  • Average Amount of Aid
  • Grants: $4,784
  • Loans: $4,942

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Humanities, Liberal Studies, Nursing

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 69%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 16%
  • 3-Year Graduation Rate (150% of normal time): 26%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Basketbal, Baseball, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Monterey Peninsula College Mission Statement:

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"Monterey Peninsula College is committed to fostering student learning and success by providing excellence in instructional programs, facilities, and services to support the goals of students pursuing transfer, career, basic skills, and life-long learning opportunities. Through these efforts MPC seeks to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community."

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