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B-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    B
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    B-
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    A
Monterey Peninsula is a public college located in Monterey, California. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,342 undergraduate students. The Monterey Peninsula acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic), and Business. Graduating 32% of students, Monterey Peninsula alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,300.
About Monterey Peninsula College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
980 Fremont St
Monterey, CA 93940
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$7,205/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$5,171/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
66%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.57 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.54 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,342Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5,474
Undergrads Over 25
18%
Pell Grant
44%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
32%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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Monterey Peninsula College is not only nestled in one of the most beautiful areas in the world, but has all the qualities that one would look for in an ideal school: amazing teachers, dedicated administration, small class sizes, excellent support systems, an involved student body, and a ton of parking! Attending MPC has built my confidence to a point where I feel that I'm prepared for any challenge, any scenario, and any hurdle that is thrown my way. The caliber of professors that are at MPC is almost astonishing, and their dedication is passed on to their students. I can only hope that other schools I attend are as conducive to intellectual exploration. MPC is the cannon from which the rest of my life has been shot, and my momentum is only building.
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I have attended MPC for the last two years and I absolutely loved my experience! I stayed focused and never fell behind academically. Monterey is a place of pure beauty and the campus is always well maintained. My class were engaging and my professors went out of their way to know their students. The students throw themselves completely in their projects and are determined to make the campus a community. I highly recommend MPC to any individual who is unsure about their future or needs time to grow and find themselves. It was a greatly learning experience for myself and I found my true passions in life and I am highly prepared for my future education and life!
The faculty of this campus take the time to hear about the needs of all its students. With multiple (and absolutely stunning) campuses, students have more opportunities to make education not only a priority but also attainable. The professors care about the success of students and strive to prepare students for higher education and help prepare them for the real world. The wide variety of classes and majors taught by amazing staff allows for everyone to explore many different fields and find the major that suits them best. The campus also provides so many resources to all students as many students and their families fall below the poverty line. Campus life is festive, lively, fun and diverse. There is truly something for everyone here.