Mission College: Ranking & Review

Santa Clara
United States
Top 43%

Mission College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)7,4203,2614,159

2,465 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,171 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Mission College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Mission College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Mission College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,104$6,024
Fees for full-time undergraduates$81$81
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$251

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities133133
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services8282
Biological and Biomedical Sciences5252
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services3939
Health Professions and Related Programs3939
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies3737
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service2121
Social Sciences2020
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences1313
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1313
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1313
Personal and Culinary Services1111
Visual and Performing Arts1111
Physical Sciences1010
Mathematics and Statistics88
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences22
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics22
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields
English Language and Literature & Letters
Grand Total541541

A total of 541 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Mission College.

Graduation rate24%20%28%
  • Full-time retention rate - 67%
  • Part-time retention rate - 36%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementMission College's first priorities are students, their learning and their success. Our College serves the diverse educational, economic and cultural needs of the student population of Santa Clara, the Silicon Valley and our global community by providing associate degrees, transferable, career and basic-skills courses and programs, as well as opportunities for life-long learning. Through participatory governance in support of our first priorities, Mission College systematically commits to evaluating and improving educational programs, technological resources and student support services by making informed decisions, allocating resources and establishing institutional policies and procedures.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff289
Instructional FTE187
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Official Websitemissioncollege.edu
Address3000 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara, California, 95054-1897
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population116,000