College Of Marin

College Of Marin

The College of Marin, also known as COM, is a community college located in Marin County, California, United States. It has two campuses, one in Kentfield, and the second in the City of Novato. The college has been in operation since 1926. It enrolls more than 7,000 students per semester. The student body at COM is diverse and has many international students. More than 90 international students participate in College of Marin's International Student Program.

COM's athletic department fields men's and women's sports teams. The teams participate in a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming and diving. They are nicknamed the Mariners and participate in the Bay Valley Conference.

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College of Marin
835 College Ave
Kentfield , CA 94904-2590
General Phone: (415) 457-8811

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College of Marin Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts115minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Science54biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Medical Support and Technology52health service and sciences, dental assistant, medical assistant, phlebotomy
Nursing and Emergency Medicine41EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Business and Management21business, business management, accounting
Family and Social Work6child development
Art Studies6art studies
Real Estate and Construction Management5real estate
Mechanics and Repair4autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and police
Computer Science and Engineering4computer and info science, information technology, computer programming, computer science, database administration, computer networking, system administration
Therapy and Counseling4psychology courses
Design4design and visual communication, interior design
Landscaping and Horticulture4landscaping, plant nursery
Drama and Performing Arts2dance, drama
Photography and Commercial Art2film studies, cinematography
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy2health and physical education
Law2court reporting
Architecture and Planning2architectural tech
Office and Administration1data entry, office management
Media1mass communication, digital communications, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies
Medical Administration0medical secretary
Education and Teaching0education
Production Trades0machinist
Engineering Technician0engineering technology

Number of programs and degrees for College of Marin in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years307
Associate's degree27564
Award of less than 1 academic year348

College of Marin Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of Marin had a total enrollment of 6,476 students (3,155 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 64%
Black 5%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 9%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 14%
20-21 11%
22-24 11%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 13%
50-64 15%
65+ 6%

College of Marin Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 32 %

College of Marin Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Rafael, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of Marin Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 636
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,526
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
College of Marin participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 117800)

College of Marin Faculty

College of Marin has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year54$91,31356$87,927
All faculty totalacademic year54$91,31356$87,927

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of Marin Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Design and Visual Communications, General
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Engineering Technology, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Court Reporting/Court Reporter

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Cinema Studies

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, Other

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