MPC Description

The Monterey Peninsula College in Monterey, California, offers students in the area the opportunity to pursue postsecondary academics in workforce training programs and transfer degrees at one of the 110 institutions in California’s community college system.

The college adheres to an open admissions policy so that more students in Monterey can receive an education to advance their current career position and improve California’s workforce. Any applicant who has earned a high school diploma or GED will be considered for enrollment.

The Monterey campus is bursting with activity. Fun events and activities take place just about every day, from public discussions on literature to performances in the Storybook Theatre to guest lectures.

You can also enhance your college life by joining one of the many student organizations. Groups range from special interest groups to professional development organizations like the Student Government Association, so that no matter where your interests lie, you will be able to find like-minded students.

Monterey’s academics consist of certificate and associate’s degree programs in a variety of disciplines, including:

  • Business and Technology
  • Creative Arts
  • Social Science
  • Life Science
  • Humanities

To help you identify and reach your career goals, Monterey Peninsula offers a number of student career services like professional counseling, career exploration and assessment examinations.

Monterey Peninsula is authorized to offer financial aid to students who demonstrate need and file a FAFSA.

Quick Facts about Monterey Peninsula College

Region

Southwest

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Size

Large (5,000 to 10,000 Undergrad)

Website

www.mpc.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$918

Out-of-State Tuition

$5,142

Retention Rate

64%

Enrollment

9,396

Year Established

1947

MPC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4

5 star
  1 review
4 star
 
3 star
  1 review
2 star
 
1 star
 

50% of students gave Monterey Peninsula College 5 stars overall.

Alumnus - Grad Year 1995

Overall Rating:
3

Detailed Ratings

MPC is a community college and servers its purpose. There is no reason to travel out of state to attend the college but if you are local to Monterey this is a great place to start your college career. The school is very flexible for military attending DLI and allow for foreing language credits to transfer from DLI to MPC. Transferring credits from MPC to a university is also very easy.

Former Student - Last Attended 1972

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

It has been soooo long since I was in college... I am returning to study Spanish to assist in my current job as a Human Resources Manager. When I went to MPC... I enjoyed the classes - sports and the fact that it was easy to get to and around.

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MPC Students

Total Students
9,396

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Students Coming From In-State vs. Out-of-State

In-State
91%
Out-of-State
9%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
4%
Asian
10%
Caucasian
53%
Latino
20%
Other
13%

Students State Origin

California
91%
Other
9%

International Students

International
0%
Domestic
100%

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