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College of Marin (COM)

835 College Ave, Kentfield, CA

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College of Marin, located in Kentfield, California, was founded in 1926, when it was known as Marin Junior College. In 1947 the school changed its name to the current, and in85 merged with Indian Valley College.  Due to the merger the school operates two campuses within Marin County at Kentfield and Indian Valley. The school is accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges. The area of Marin is known for its excellent year round weather, outdoor activities, and is a short drive from Napa and Sonoma as well as San Francisco.

Academics

As a two year institution, College of Marin provides certificates and associate degrees in a large number of subjects. Certificate and career oriented degree programs prepare individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the workforce immediately after graduation. Degree granting career programs will have general education courses within the curriculum. Academic programs are typically taken to fulfill the first two years of a four year education, and allow for transfer into a bachelor program upon completion. College of Marin has agreements with schools in the University of California and California State University systems that guarantee admissions if certain requirements are met.

Programs offered include:

In addition, the school offers non-credit courses to individuals wishing to explore educational opportunities in a given semester for enjoyment or betterment rather than a degree.

Admissions and Financial Aid

Students interested in enrollment at College of Marin must complete and submit the admissions application available online and attend a Success Orientation presentation. Students should also meet with a counselor to determine what program and classes they should take. Once all these are completed, all that is left is to register for classes and pay all outstanding feed. Financial aid is available in the form of waivers, loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs. Most of the financial aid available requires students to complete and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which will be used to determine eligibility and awards.

Athletics

The College of Marin offers a variety of intercollegiate sports programs for students to participate in. These programs will have students competing with others throughout the state, entering organized tournaments and maintaining a healthy and friendly atmosphere of competition. Additionally, these programs will help students develop useful skills for the future, such as teamwork and discipline.

Athletic programs:

  • Soccer
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Volleyball (Women Only)
  • Softball (Women Only)
  • Baseball (Men Only)

See how College of Marin ranks among other California community colleges based on transfer-out rates to other colleges and 4-year universities.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $9,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,400-$1,700
    • Out-of-State: $7,400-$8,928
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $46-$55 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $250-$300 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid38%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships38%$5,779
Receiving Student Loans8%$6,906

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 16%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, College of Marin may provide services to students like:

  • Online classes
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Community colleges offer a variety of career and transfer options for students. The following table shows the graduation and transfer-out rates for College of Marin, versus those community colleges in California, which can be valuable information for determining which school to attend.

 COMMarin CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate24.1%-22.8%
Transfer-out Rate15.3%-14.2%

Popular Transfer-Out Colleges & Universities

Many students from College of Marin may transfer-out and continue their education at the following four-year colleges & universities:

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Agriculture Operations

  • Landscaping and Groundskeeping (A, C)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

  • Media Studies (A)

Computer and Information Sciences

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

  • Ethnic Studies (A)

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (A, C)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • French Language and Literature (A)
  • Spanish Language and Literature (A)

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (A)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (C)

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

  • Police Science (A, C)

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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