Mission College

Mission College

Mission College is a community college situated in Santa Clara, California. The college is located in the center of Silicon Valley, and was established in the year 1967.

Mission College offers over 70 academic and enrichment programs. It offers courses on various fields of study such as fire prevention, health occupation and computer technology.

Mission College's mascot is the Saint and the official colors are white, black and teal. The college has women's soccer, tennis, softball, basketball and badminton teams, and men's tennis and baseball teams. The college also has a state-of-the-art gymnasium. Gary Matthews Jr, MLB baseball player for Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, graduated from this college.

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Contacting Mission College

Mission College
3000 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara , CA 95054-1897
General Phone: (408) 988-2200

Mission College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts259speech and rhetoric, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, anthropology, economics, international relations, sociology ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine143registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management75business, electronic commerce, accounting, small business management, international business, sales and marketing
Science59biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences
Security and Law Enforcement29fire-fighting
Family and Social Work20food and nutrition, foodservice management, child development, human services, social service professions
Medical Support and Technology17mental health services tech
Cooking and Culinary Arts15restaurant and catering management
Computer Science and Engineering15computer programming, computer science, web design, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking, system administration, webmastering
Office and Administration15data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Engineering12engineering, archeology
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate
Therapy and Counseling8psychology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy8sports and fitness management
Landscaping and Horticulture7floristry
Mechanics and Repair7computer repair
Design6graphic design
Art Studies6visual and performing arts, art studies
Engineering Technician4hazardous materials tech, manufacturing tech, electrical drafting, mechanical drafting
Medical Administration3community health
Education and Teaching2early childhood special ed, teacher aide
Media0digital communications, advertising, graphic communications
Medicine0health professions
Hospitality0hospitality management

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year15823
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years051
Associate's degree48739
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years789

Mission College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Mission College had a total enrollment of 8,832 students (4,919 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 19%
Black 5%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 48%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 13%
20-21 12%
22-24 15%
25-29 18%
30-34 12%
35-39 9%
40-49 12%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown15%

Mission College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 40 %

Mission College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Santa Clara, 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.

Mission College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 616
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,124
Books and supplies $ 2,316

Financial Aid:
Mission College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2119100)

Mission College Faculty

Mission College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1030
Non-tenured and not on tenure track14

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year4$99,29515$85,650
All faculty totalcalendar year4$99,29515$85,650

*: 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 year56$78,93287$79,004
All faculty totalacademic year56$78,93287$79,004

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

Mission College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

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

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Electrical/Electronics Drafting and Electrical/Elect CAD/CADD
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Services, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Graphic Communications, General

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine

Medical Support And Technology
Psychiatric/Mental Health Services Technician

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Mission College Highlights

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What Sets Mission College Apart:

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% students 40 years or older
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Minority % of student body
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Top 16%Mission College Minority % of student body
Number of degree programs
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Top 17%Mission College Number of degree programs
Male % of student body
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Top 17%Mission College Male % of student body
Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 18%Mission College Salaries of full-time faculty
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Top 19%Mission College % of degrees in liberal arts
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Top 20%Mission College % of full-time faculty on tenure track

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

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