Mendocino College

Mendocino College

Mendocino College, MC, is a two year community college in Ukiah, California. Its' history dates back to 1972 when a new college district was established to serve the areas of Mendocino County. In 1973 the college was named Gateway Community College but was renamed Mendocino College. The college, which is situated on a 127 acre campus, offers programs at the certificate and associate's degree level in the fields of business, art, humanities, science, engineering, and education.

MC is a member of the Bay Valley Conference. Students participate in sports such as basketball, soccer, softball volleyball, baseball, and football. The Student Government voices the issues that the students wish to raise. The college has a vibrant student life with over 25 clubs and organizations including the Phi Theta Kappa Academic Honorary Society, and the Gay/ Straight Alliance club. Financial aid options like the Local Donor Sponsored and Mendocino College Foundation Scholarships, loans, grants, and work study programs are available for students.

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Mendocino College
1000 Hensley Creek Road
Ukiah , CA 95482
General Phone: (707) 468-3000

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Mendocino College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts165minority and gender studies, French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services
Business and Management56business, business management, accounting
Therapy and Counseling26psychology, substance abuse counseling
Nursing and Emergency Medicine22EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Family and Social Work22child development, human services
Security and Law Enforcement11criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Mechanics and Repair9automobile mechanics
Landscaping and Horticulture6applied horticulture, landscaping, plant nursery
Cooking and Culinary Arts5restaurant and catering management
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science, information technology, computer science, web design, computer networking
Office and Administration4data entry, administrative assistant
Photography and Commercial Art2drawing
Construction Trades2apparel and textiles
Fine Arts2ceramics
Medical Support and Technology1medical coding
Medical Administration1medical secretary
Medicine1medical preparatory
Science1biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, geology
Conservation and Resource Management0conservation
Art Studies0visual and performing arts
Law0legal secretary
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education
Education and Teaching0education
Drama and Performing Arts0dance, drama
Design0design and visual communication

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree29038
Award of less than 1 academic year4914
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years021
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years64

Mendocino College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mendocino College had a total enrollment of 4,347 students (2,178 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 69%
Black 2%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 2%
American Indian 3%
Unknown 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 10%
18-19 17%
20-21 10%
22-24 9%
25-29 10%
30-34 6%
35-39 6%
40-49 11%
50-64 19%
65+ 4%

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

State unknown7%

Mendocino College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 34 %

Mendocino College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Ukiah, 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.

Mendocino College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 602
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,481
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Mendocino College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 1167200)

Mendocino College Faculty

Mendocino College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track56
Non-tenured and not on tenure track11

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year23$81,14425$76,017
All faculty totalacademic year23$81,14425$76,017

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

Mendocino College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General

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

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

Conservation And Resource Management
Natural Resources/Conservation, General

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Design and Visual Communications, General

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

Education And Teaching
Education, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Human Services, General

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

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
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Photography And Commercial Art

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

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

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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