FINANCIAL AID RATE71%
STUDENT TEACHER RATIO24:1
DEGREE OFFERED ONLINE6
FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.$3,295
Average Grants + Scholarship Aid Awarded to Undergraduate Students
Percent of Full-Time Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid
Percent of Students Paying In-State Tuition vs Out-of-State Tuition
Mt San Antonio College
7075 Campus Rd, Moorpark, CA
Mt. San Antonio College (Mt. SAC) in Walnut, California is one of the largest of California's two-year community colleges. It is comprised of a single campus, located in the San Gabriel Valley, and serves communities east of Los Angeles. Mt. SAC offers over 200 degree and certificate programs.
Over the years, students and faculty of Mt. SAC have received awards of distinction for their academic and professional accomplishments. Recent awards won by Mt. SAC students have included the 2010 Jack Kent Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, the Guistwhite Scholarship, gold medals from SkillsUSA for vocational students, honors in national speech championships, national titles in men's football and soccer, "Outstanding Performance Award" for the Mt. SAC vocal jazz ensemble, and more.
Mt. SAC was founded in 1945 as "Eastern Los Angeles County Community College." It was later renamed for the snow-capped mountain that is visible in the distance from the campus (commonly known by locals as "Mt. Baldy"). Mt. SAC's 421-acre campus was once part of the La Puente Rancho. There was an army hospital on the site during World War II, which later became a Navy hospital. In 1946, this facility opened as Mt. San Antonio College.
The area around Mt. SAC was not yet populated, and was accessed by dirt roads that ran through grasslands and fields of cactus. The local area began to develop as Mt. SAC grew in size. The city of Walnut, California sprung up around the Mt. SAC campus, and the college district now includes cities such as Baldwin Park, Covina, Diamond Bar, Hacienda Heights, Irwindale, La Puente, Pomona, West Covina, and more.
The Mt. SAC academic calendar follows the semester system, with fall and spring semesters running 16 weeks. There is a shorter, 5-week winter "intersession" and a summer "intersession."
Colleges and Schools
Mt. SAC has Divisions and Departments, rather than schools, and they are:
- Continuing Education
- Humanities & Social Sciences
- Natural Sciences
- Library & Learning Resources
- Physical Education
- Technology & Health
Students at Mt. SAC may pursue professional certificates, Associate's degree programs, distance or online learning, and courses for transfer to a four-year university. Mt. SAC offers "Career Clusters" for students who want to focus their study plan via courses linked to a profession or vocation. Career Cluster course plans may be followed to earn a degree or certificate, or to transfer to a four-year university program for advanced study.
The Mt. SAC Career Clusters are:
- Agricultural Cluster
- Business & Computer Cluster
- Family & Consumer Sciences Cluster
- Health Sciences Cluster
- Media & Design Cluster
- PE / Kinesiology Cluster
- Public Safety & Counseling Cluster
- Science Cluster
- Teacher Preparation Cluster
- Technology Cluster
Mt. San Antonio College has a Student Life Office available to all students, which provides activities and services that make life on the Mt. SAC campus as rewarding as possible. There are 40 clubs and organizations to join, many social activities and events, as well as leadership opportunities. Mt. SAC also offers its students many services and amenities such as a Student Center, Career Placement Services, housing and rental information to help find housing in the surrounding community, and more.
The Mt. SAC "Mounties" athletics teams compete in several intercollegiate sports, and they have won national championships in several sports. The Mt. SAC Athletics Department has captured nearly 50 California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) State Championships in recent years, as well as several NATYCAA honors.
- Cheer & Dance
- Cross Country
- Track & Field
- Water Polo
- Cheer & Dance
- Cross Country
- Track & Field
- Water Polo
Mt. SAC is located in the San Gabriel Valley, an area of diverse cultures, thriving businesses, and centers for science and the arts. Students at Mt. SAC will have access to local sites and organizations such as The Huntington, Caltech University, City of Hope, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, among others.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Mt San Antonio College accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,500. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,300-$1,500
- Out-of-State: $9,500-$11,460
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $340-$410 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The information below lists the financial aid types students are receiving. Also shown are the percent of students receiving aid and the average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||71%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||70%||$5,624|
|Student Loans (Federal)||1%||$5,107|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Mt San Antonio College may provide student services including:
- Online course work available
- Night and weekend classes available
- Remedial courses
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Radiology Technician Program
- * Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1971)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Mt San Antonio College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Transportation and Materials Moving
Visual and Performing Arts
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- Citrus College in Berkeley, CA (7 miles away)
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- Fullerton College in Pasadena, CA (12 miles away)
- Chaffey College in Hayward, CA (17 miles away)
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