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Mendocino College, located in Ukiah, California, is a public, two year institution founded in 1975 to serve the needs of the multiple school districts. It is one of the 112 colleges that comprise the California Community College System and operates in the Mendocino-Lake Community College District which was formed in 1981 to more effectively cover the various communities and cities served by the school. The school maintains branch campuses in Lakeport and Willits.
Students will be able to choose between academic transfer and career training programs. Academic transfer is accomplished through the completion of a curriculum that mirrors the first two years of a four year education. Upon completion students will apply to four year institutions to continue their education and earn a bachelor's degree. Career programs allow students to pursue education and training in one of several high demand fields with the purpose of entering the workforce as a professional upon completion. Programs take between one and two years to complete and result in a degree or certificate.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Mendocino College is an open enrollment institution that admits any individuals that meet the minimum requirements for enrollment, submit an application, and pay all related fees. Students are asked to provide any previous transcripts and test scores and may be required to take a placement exam prior to registration. Participation in new student orientation and meeting with a counselor are also encouraged. Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships which are awarded based on need a determined by the information provided by students on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $8,700. 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-$8,856
- 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||85%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||82%||$4,502|
|Receiving Student Loans||13%||$4,857|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 15%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, Mendocino College may provide services to students like:
- Online course work available
- Remedial instructional courses
- Counseling assistance
- Student employment
- Day care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often offer both career training programs and options for students to transfer-out to four year institutions, which is why the table below is so important, it compares Mendocino College against community colleges in California.
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
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other Community Colleges Nearby
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