Mount Jacinto College

Mount Jacinto College

Mt. San Jacinto College is a 2-year public community college established in 1962. There are more than 20,000 undergraduates enrolled at this college. MSJC offers academic and career technical degrees, certificates and transfer programs in arts, sciences, technology, business administration, music, and health care. Students can also enroll for the special degree programs in vocational and registered nursing.

The sports teams of Mt. San Jacinto College call themselves the Eagles. There are athletics teams in baseball, football, golf, softball, basketball, volleyball, soccer, and tennis at MSJC.

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Mt. San Jacinto Community College District
1499 N State St
San Jacinto , CA 92583-2399
General Phone: (951) 487-6752

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MSJC Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts789liberal arts and sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, geography courses
Science256biological and physical sciences
Nursing and Emergency Medicine114EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Business and Management95business management, accounting, small business management, taxation
Family and Social Work57adult development and aging, child development, human services
Computer Science and Engineering49computer and info science, information technology, computer programming, systems analyst, web design, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking, system administration, ...
Security and Law Enforcement26corrections, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Music22music, music management
Media20digital communications, animation and special effects
Office and Administration19data entry, administrative assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16health and physical education
Therapy and Counseling14substance abuse counseling
Engineering Technician12water quality and recycling tech, surveying tech, drafting
Medical Support and Technology12medical assistant, sonography and ultrasound tech
Real Estate and Construction Management12real estate
Art Studies11art studies
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial photography, cinematography, photography
Drama and Performing Arts4dance, drama, theatre design
Law4legal secretary, legal assistant
Design3design and visual communication
Mechanics and Repair2automobile mechanics, alternative fuel vehicle tech
Landscaping and Horticulture1landscaping, turf management
Hospitality0resort management
Education and Teaching0special ed, early childhood special ed, teacher aide

Number of programs and degrees for MSJC in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years052
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12824
Associate's degree1,38634
Award of less than 1 academic year4613

MSJC Student Body

In 2007-2008, MSJC had a total enrollment of 14,197 students (8,973 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 47%
Black 8%
Hispanic 28%
Asian 8%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 27%
20-21 17%
22-24 13%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown12%

MSJC Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 65 %
Part-Time 42 %

MSJC Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Jacinto, 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.

MSJC Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 600
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 2,520
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
MSJC participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 124600)

MSJC Faculty

MSJC 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 year64$84,87455$77,454
All faculty totalacademic year64$84,87455$77,454

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

MSJC Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

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

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

Design and Visual Communications, General

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

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Development
Human Services, General

Resort Management

Landscaping And Horticulture
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Turf and Turfgrass Management

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Geography, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Support And Technology
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
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
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial Photography

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences

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

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets MSJC Apart:

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% of degrees in music
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% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 10%MSJC % of degrees in mathematics
% of degrees in liberal arts
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Female % of student body
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Top 13%MSJC Female % of student body
% of degrees in media
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Top 17%MSJC % of degrees in media
% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
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Top 19%MSJC Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs

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