Los Medanos College (LMC)

2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, CA

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Los Medanos College is located on 120 acres in Pittsburg, CA. The school has a new campus and facilities. Classroom space has expanded by 50% since 2006. The art classroom was completely remodeled in 2010. The nursing and emergency medical technician classroom and lab space is now complete. Student enrollment is approximately 10,000.

Students at Los Medanos College love the personal attention they receive which helps them to achieve their goals. The average class size is 35 students. The student body is diverse and you will meet people of all ages trying to further their career and develop the skills needed to succeed in life.

Pittsburg is about 40 miles east of San Francisco. One can drive to the college on Highway 4. The Brentwood Center is situated 14 miles southeast of the main campus.

The college offers many outstanding majors that lead to an Associate’s Degree. Programs are offered in nursing, English, math, fire technology, physical and biological sciences, business, child development, administration of justice, process technology, electrical and instrumentation technology.

Tuition is $46 per unit for California residents and $201 for non-residents.

Childcare is offered to students as well as staff, and community members. Other student services are offered including counseling and tutoring. Services are available for disabled students and aid them in completing their degree. The school also works with veterans and helps them with their tradition from military life to the classroom.

Los Medanos College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,100. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $1,300-$1,500
    • Out-of-State: $7,000-$8,434
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $250-$300 per credit 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 Aid52%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships51%$3,779

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 16%.

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Los Medanos College may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Employment search assistance
  • Day care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Los Medanos College compares against other community colleges in Contra Costa and community colleges in California as a whole.

 LMCContra CostaCalifornia
Graduation Rate30.1%31.0%24.2%
Transfer-out Rate13.7%14.5%13.8%

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 (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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