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Moorpark College, located in Moorpark, California, is a two year educational institution founded in 1967 through the governing board of the Ventura County Community College District. The residents of the area passed an 8 million dollar bond measure to begin construction of the campus, with land donated by the Strathearns family. From its founding, the school has grown in size, adding new facilities and programs to meet the needs of the community. In the 1990's the school experienced financial difficulties due to budget limitations from the state, though even during that time was able to add the communications building and performing arts center. In 2000 a high school for high potential juniors and seniors was added, with an initial graduating class of 55. The school expects to have over 19,000 enrolled students by 2015 and is currently in the process of building new facilities and renovating existing structures to meet student demands.
Moorpark College offers a large number of programs in order to meet the needs of the students and the community, and help assist students in meeting their career and/or educational goals. Students may choose to pursue transfer programs or career training programs, resulting in a either a degree or certificate. Academic transfer programs are a low cost alternative to a four year institution, allowing students to complete the freshman and sophomore years of a bachelor's degree prior to transferring to a college or university to complete the degree. Transfers are facilitated by agreements in place with public schools in California that will accept students who meet a predetermined criterion, though students may choose to apply to any school they wish for transfer.
Career training programs will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to operate as professionals in the workforce in a field of their choosing. The school will train individuals through a classroom education and practical application, developing the experience necessary to perform duties and tasks required of the student in an entry level position. Programs take between one and two years to complete, resulting in a certificate or degree demonstrating that the student is qualified and allowing for immediate employment after graduation.
Programs offered include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
Admission to Moorpark College is open to any individual who has a high school diploma or equivalent. Interested students must submit a completed application along with all pertinent test scores and transcripts, followed by taking a placement exam to determine course placement. it is recommended that first time students participate in orientation and meet with a counselor to outline their goals and needs. Registration takes place shortly prior to the start of each semester with tuition fees due thereafter.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants, work study programs and scholarships at the state and federal levels. Students in need of financial assistance must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from which the resulting information will be used to determine need, eligibility and awards. The school may ask for additional financial information to ensure accuracy prior to the disbursement of funds. Students who cannot meet the enrollment costs of the school may also be eligible for a enrollment fee waiver, which must be applied for and is reviewed by the financial aid office.
The Moorpark College Raiders participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs through the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) Western State Conference and the Southern California Football Association (SCFA). Athletic programs provide students a forum for healthy competition, allowing for personal and group success while developing important skills, such as teamwork and discipline, which are applicable to one's academic and professional career. Additionally, athletics promote good health and camaraderie, which are important for personal growth.
Athletic programs offered:
- Baseball (Men Only)
- Cross Country
- Football (Men Only)
- Softball (Women Only)
- Track and Field
- Wrestling (Men Only)
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $10,600. 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
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,300-$1,500
- Out-of-State: $7,000-$8,400
- 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||28%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||27%||$3,655|
|Receiving Student Loans||2%||$6,155|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 9%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To support students and graduates, Moorpark College may provide services to students like those listed below:
- Online course work available
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assisting students to find work
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Community colleges often times offer both career training courses and curriculum to help students transfer out to a 4-year college or university, that is why we include how this school compares for both graduation and transfer rates against other community colleges in Ventura and community colleges in California in total.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1990)
- Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) Program (more info)
- Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (since 1990)
- See a list of all associate's degree in nursing (ADN) programs 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
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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