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Facts and Figures

One of the largest community colleges in California, Mt. San Antonio College serves nearly 20 local communities and has educated more than 1.5-million people since opening in 1946.  The college has the honor of being federally designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPISI). 

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Wide-ranging Academic Programs

Mt. SAC academic programs are widely recognized with programs earning recognition at regional, state, national and international competitions. 

  • 261 degrees and certificate programs
  • 1,685 associate degrees awarded in 2017
  • 524 associate degree for transfers awarded in 2017
  • 1,144 certificates awarded in 2017
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Transfers to Four-Years

Mt. SAC is consistently listed among the Top 10 colleges in the state that transfers students to 4-year institutions.

  • 2,188 students transferred to four-year institutions 
  • 497 students transferred to UC campuses 
  • 1,062 students transferred to CSU campuses 
  • 692 students transferred to private colleges and universities 
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Training the Workforce

Mt. SAC is one of largest workforce training providers in California. It is a leader in economic development and vocational training because of partnerships with local industries, community-based organizations, and professional associations. Popular careers include:

  • Veterinary technology
  • Business management
  • Nursing
  • Firefighting, Paramedics, EMT
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A Community Resource

Mt. SAC offers low-cost and no-cost community education classes for children, courses geared toward seniors and everything in between. Programs include English as a Second Language, vocational education, community enrichment classes and more. Popular community programs include:

  • High School Diploma
  • Education for Older Adults
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Health Careers
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A Diverse Student Body*

  • 53.1% Female
  • 44.7% Male
  • 24.55%  19 or less
  • 34.77%  20 to 24
  • 13.88%  25 to 29
  • 6.04%  30 to 34
  • 3.65%  35 to 39
  • 5.78%  40 to 49
  • 12.30%  50+ 
  • 3.46%  African-American
  • 0.16%  American Indian and Alaskan
  • 18.64%  Asian
  • 54.73%  Latino
  • 2.54%  Multi-Ethnic  
  • 3.62%  Pacific Islander / Filipino
  • 10.86%  White Non-Hispanic
  • 6.00%  Unknown 
  • 53.29% are part-time and 28.55% are full-time
  • 83% take classes during the day and 17% take night classes

*note: Numbers do not add up to 100 because some students selected "unknown" or chose not to respond.

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Financial Aid

  • 75% of students receive financial aid to help them pay for tuition, supplies, and living costs
  • $68.6 million in financial aid is awarded to Mt. SAC students annually


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