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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$6,330 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
26.7% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
55 Graduates


The median in-state tuition at Mendocino College is $1,380, which is $1,842 less than the national median in-state tuition of $3,222. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $6,330, which is 458% of the cost for in-state students, and is $606 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $6,936.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,120.

In 2016, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 4% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Mendocino College has a total enrollment of 4,238 students. The full-time enrollment at Mendocino College is 1,131 students and the part-time enrollment is 3,107. This means that 26.7% of students enrolled at Mendocino College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Mendocino College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 56.2% White, 30.7% Hispanic or Latino, 4.91% American Indian or Alaska Native, 2.97% Black or African American, 2.24% Asian, 1.6% Two or More Races, and 0.35% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Mendocino College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority White Female (7.88%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (5.64%) and Hispanic or Latino Male (4.51%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 138 more women than men graduated from Mendocino College. The majority of students graduating from Mendocino College are White. These 215 graduates mean that there were 1.82 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 118 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Mendocino College is General Business Administration & Management with 65 graduates, followed by Liberal Arts & Sciences with 36 graduates and General Psychology with 26 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Mendocino College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Human Sciences, with 28 graduates, followed by Agriculture with 13 graduates and Public Administration and Social Service with 35 graduates.


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Mendocino College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.1M, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $8,786 (0.1%), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Mendocino College had a total expenditure of $37.5M. Of that $37.5M, they spent $14.3M on salaries and $4.37M on benefits.

Mendocino College employs 52 Instructors, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Mendocino College are Female Instructors (28), Male Instructors (24), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Mendocino College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 50 employees, Service, with 19 employees, and Management with 16 employees.



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