Hartnell College

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General Information

Admission Office

411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 755-6711
Fax: (831) 759-6014

Contact: Mary Dominguez
Director of Enrollment Services

Main Address

411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901
(831) 755-6700



Total undergrads: 10,255
Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,092


Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Limited admission to nursing programs and animal health technology.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations A,C
Agriculture – General A,C
Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Drama/Theater Arts A,C
Drawing C
Graphic Design C
Music – General A
Photography A,C
Sculpture C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Banking/Financial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Real Estate A,C

Communications & Journalism
Digital Communications/Multimedia A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – General A,C
Information Technology A,C
System Administration A,C
Web/Multimedia Design A,C

Construction Trades
Carpentry C
Construction Site Management A,C
Construction Trades – General C
Electrician C

Teacher Assistance A,C

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Drafting C
Drafting and Design Technology A
Engineering Technology – General A
Hazardous Materials Management A,C
Mechanical Drafting C
Mechanical Engineering Technology A,C
Water Quality/Treatment A,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Development A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Dental Hygiene A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Physician Assistance A
Substance Abuse Counseling A,C
Veterinarian Assistance A
Ward Clerk C

History – General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services
Corrections A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C

Social Sciences
Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Hartnell College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (831) 755-6700
Website: www.hartnell.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: www.hartnell.edu/application-admission-0
Address: 411 Central Avenue, Salinas, CA 93901
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 13,024
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 34 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 10,854 (83% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,420
Out-of-state Tuition: $8,960
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 90%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,755

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Hartnell College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Hartnell College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 52
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 32
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 23
Construction Trades 41
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 32
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 25
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 21
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 22
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Physical Sciences 4
Precision Production 11
Psychology 2
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 14
Grand total 3045

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Hartnell College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,420
Out-of-state $8,960
Books and supplies $1,971

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 866 90%
Grant or scholarship aid 861 90% $4,755
Student loan aid 0 0% $0

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 5,953 48% $3,292
Federal student loans 0 0% $0

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Hartnell College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Hartnell College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Hartnell College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 13,024
Undergraduate enrollment 13,024
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Hartnell College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
    • Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs

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