Los Medanos College

Los Medanos College

Los Medanos College is a two-year community college located in Pittsburg in Contra Costa County, California. It was founded in the year 1974. The college has an extension in Brentwood. The name of LMC means "the dunes" in Spanish and refers to the numerous sand dunes in eastern Contra Costa County.

LMC is a publicly supported two-year community college in the Contra Costa Community College District. The college enrolls more than 14,000 students every year. The college offers several programs and degrees in various fields of study.

Los Medanos College is a regional police academy for Contra Costa County.

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Los Medanos College
2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg , CA 94565
General Phone: (925) 439-2181

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Los Medanos College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts246liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, sociology
Family and Social Work179child development
Security and Law Enforcement134criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Nursing and Emergency Medicine75EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Mechanics and Repair29electrical installation and repair, industrial electronics tech, appliance repair, automobile mechanics
Office and Administration21office management, administrative assistant
Hospitality17travel services
Business and Management11business, business management, accounting, small business management, retail
Music9music, music management
Engineering Technician8mechanical engineering tech
Therapy and Counseling7psychology
Science6biology, chemistry
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science, information technology, web design
Art Studies1art studies
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate
Production Trades0welding
Design0graphic design
Beauty and Cosmetology0cosmetology
Medical Administration0medical secretary
Education and Teaching0early childhood special ed
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental science

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree37031
Award of less than 1 academic year33613
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years4310
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years026

Los Medanos College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Los Medanos College had a total enrollment of 8,360 students (4,948 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 38%
Black 16%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 12%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 7%
18-19 24%
20-21 16%
22-24 12%
25-29 10%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown2%

Los Medanos College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 42 %

Los Medanos College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Pittsburg, 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.

Los Medanos College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 570
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,415
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Los Medanos College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1034000)

Los Medanos College Faculty

Los Medanos College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track915
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1621

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year50$82,17062$80,633
All faculty totalacademic year50$82,17062$80,633

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

Los Medanos College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Liberal Arts
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Appliance Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician


Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

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

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Production Trades
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, navy, air force)

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