Monterey Peninsula College

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General Information

Admission Office

980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940-4799
(831) 646-4002
Fax: (831) 646-4015

Contact: Vera Coleman
Director of Admissions and Records

Main Address

980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA 93940
(831) 646-4000


Total undergrads: 13,942
Degree-seeking undergrads: 4,011


Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
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: Additional requirements, including interview, for dental assistant, nursing, administrative justice and police academy programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C
Turf Management C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Women’s Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Acting A,C
Art – General A,C
Art History/Criticism/Conservation A
Ceramics A,C
Dance A
Directing/Theatrical Production A,C
Drama/Theater Arts A,C
Drawing A,C
Fine/Studio Arts A,C
Graphic Design A,C
Interior Design A,C
Metal/Jewelry Arts A,C
Music – General A,C
Painting A,C
Photography A,C
Printmaking A,C
Sculpture A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A
Hospitality Administration/Management A
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A
International Business A
Office Clerical Services A,C
Real Estate A,C

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – General A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Data Processing Technology A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A,C
Web/Multimedia Design A
Word Processing A,C

Engineering Technologies
Drafting and Design Technology A,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Service A
Child Development A
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies A
Family/Community Services A
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A
Fashion/Fabric Consultant A
Institutional Food Production A

Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature – General A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A

History – General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Physics A

Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Law Enforcement Administration A,C

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology 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.

Monterey Peninsula College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (831) 646-4000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 980 Fremont St, Monterey, CA 93940-4799
Setting: Suburb: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 7,920
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 5,285 (67% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,176
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,536
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 71%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,568

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

Monterey Peninsula College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Monterey Peninsula College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 98
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 53
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 32
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 12
Health Professions and Related Programs 77
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 32
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Library Science 11
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 13
Personal and Culinary Services 1
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 5
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 11
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 1514
Grand total 5268

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Monterey Peninsula 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 $1,176
Out-of-state $7,536
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 389 71%
Grant or scholarship aid 378 69% $4,568
Student loan aid 9 2% $4,126

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,341 42% $3,495
Federal student loans 118 1% $6,237

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Monterey Peninsula 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 Monterey Peninsula 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

Monterey Peninsula College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 7,920
Undergraduate enrollment 7,920
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

Monterey Peninsula 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
  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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.

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