Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey Peninsula College

Monterey Peninsula College is a public community college, situated in Monterey, California. It was founded in 1947, and is a part of the California Community Colleges system. The college offers transfer programs, an intensive English program and many other occupational programs.

Monterey Peninsula College awards Associate in Science and Associate in Arts degrees. MPC has the following academic divisions:

  • Business & Technology Division
  • Cooperative Work Experience
  • Creative Arts Division
  • Humanities Division
  • Life Science Division
  • Physical Education Division
  • Physical Science Division
  • Social Science Division

The college has baseball, basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, track & field, volleyball, tennis, and football teams. Monterey Peninsula College also offers distance learning courses to benefit outstation students.

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Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont St
Monterey , CA 93940-4799
General Phone: (831) 646-4000

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Monterey Peninsula College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts220women's studies, minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, English, speech and rhetoric, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, library science courses, anthropology, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine50EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement45corrections, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Business and Management18business, business management, accounting, small business management, international business, retail
Family and Social Work14family and consumer science, family studies, child development, human services
Design13design and visual communication, fashion design, interior design, graphic design
Medical Support and Technology9dental assistant, medical assistant
Therapy and Counseling9psychology, massage therapy
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science, computer science
Landscaping and Horticulture6applied horticulture
Hospitality6hospitality management
Office and Administration5data entry, administrative assistant
Science5biology, astronomy, chemistry, geology, oceanography, physics
Photography and Commercial Art2film studies, photography, drawing
Construction Trades2apparel and textile manufacture, apparel and textile marketing
Mechanics and Repair2automobile mechanics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1parks and recreation management, health and physical education, sports and fitness management, occupational therapist assistant
Medical Administration1medical secretary
Drama and Performing Arts1dance, drama, theatre design, various performing arts
Fine Arts1sculpture, ceramics, metal and jewelry
Art Studies1art studies
Medicine0medical preparatory
Conservation and Resource Management0forestry, wildlife management
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Cooking and Culinary Arts0restaurant and catering management
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Science and Laboratory Technician0science tech

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year4614
Associate's degree36572
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years047
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years126

Monterey Peninsula College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Monterey Peninsula College had a total enrollment of 9,238 students (4,167 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 55%
Black 4%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 11%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 14%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 14%
20-21 10%
22-24 9%
25-29 11%
30-34 9%
35-39 8%
40-49 13%
50-64 14%
65+ 5%

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

State unknown13%

Monterey Peninsula College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 64 %
Part-Time 41 %

Monterey Peninsula College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Monterey, 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.

Monterey Peninsula College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 632
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,881
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Monterey Peninsula College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 124200)

Monterey Peninsula College Faculty

Monterey Peninsula College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1010
Non-tenured and not on tenure track13

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year1*5$79,167
All faculty totalcalendar year1*5$79,167

*: 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 year61$85,99252$79,846
All faculty totalacademic year61$85,99252$79,846

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

Monterey Peninsula College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General

Conservation And Resource Management
Forestry, General
Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management

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

Design and Visual Communications, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Human Development and Family Studies, General
Human Services, General

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Landscaping And Horticulture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant

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
Occupational Therapist Assistant
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Facilities Management
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

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

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

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

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

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

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage
Psychology, General

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checked Accepts some high school credits
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 Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
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checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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