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Moorpark, CA 93021-1695
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Moorpark College

Moorpark College Rating: 3.5/5 (2 votes)

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Introduction

Located in Moorpark, California just a few minutes from Simi Valley, Moorpark College is a two-year community college situated on a beautiful, one hundred thirty acre campus. Established in 1967, Moorpark prides itself on capably meeting the diverse needs of its community by providing programs for students at every level of education. They also offer a tremendous number of support services in order to help their students succeed.

There is a child development center which provides day care to students, possibly at reduced rates depending on income. There is also a career center, a counseling office, a fitness lab where students may work out, a food court and a financial aid office that strives to assist every student so that they may afford to attend college. This is only a brief overview; the college truly offers support services for every imaginable need. As the college is right on the public bus route, it is easy to get to as well.

Academics

Moorpark College believes in their goal of meeting the educational needs of their community and because of that goal offers courses and programs for students at every educational level. High school students that wish to dual enroll may do so as early as their junior year of high school. High school graduates that would like to complete the first two years of a bachelor’s program at a much reduced cost while remaining close to home also have many options at Moorpark.

For people who would like to earn a career-specific associate’s degree, the school offers a plethora of programs from which they may choose. People earn this kind of degree for two purposes. They either want to start a new career without investing the time and expense into a four-year program or they would like to start with an associate’s degree in order to gain a higher paying job while they pursue a bachelor’s degree. Moorpark offers numerous programs but one of the most unique programs is the Exotic Animal Training and Management Plan. In this program, students have the opportunity to work in an actual zoo as laboratory experience. Students that complete this program are prepared for entry-level positions in such places as oceanariums, parks, zoos and the entertainment field.

Moorpark College also offers certificates of achievement and occupational majors in order to improve performance and knowledge in the workplace. Many state or federally licensed professions require a certain amount of ongoing education so that professionals remain current with trends and technology. The college offers several of these CEU programs as well as certificates so that employees may gain specialized knowledge in a general field.

The college recognizes that some people would like to improve basic skills in order to become more functional both in life and in the workplace. Some people just want to take a course or two to learn something about topics that they may enjoy and that will enrich their lives. There are over fifteen hundred classes from which people may choose and many of them have no prerequisites and may be taken by anybody that meets admissions requirements.

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Admissions

Moorpark College strives to provide an education to every student who seeks one and because of that philosophy, the only requirements for admission is that he student be capable of profiting from instruction and has passed the high school proficiency test, graduated from high school or is at least eighteen years of age. The only additional requirement for high school students seeking to dual-enroll is parental permission and recommendation from the high school principal.

Prospective students may apply online, in person or by downloading the application, completing it, and mailing or faxing it back to the school. There is no deadline for applications; Moorpark accepts applications constantly. Students should consult the academic calendar to ensure that they are registering in time to start the program or course that they would like to study. When students receive application confirmation from the registrar, they will need to sign onto the webstar website and change their pin.

The next step in the registration process is to complete the assessment tests. These tests evaluate math and English skills in order to ensure that students are placed appropriately according to skill level. In order to apply for higher math classes, students must provide AP scores and transcripts. Next, students need to complete the orientation and education plan. This may be done either on campus or online. Finally, students may register for classes and pay their tuition and fees. Fees may be paid online, in person using cash, check, money order or credit card, or via mailing a check or money order to the college. Students should be aware that if they do not pay their fees immediately, they may be dropped from the class and required to re-enroll.

Students applying for specialized programs such as the Nursing Program or the Exotic Animal Training and Management Program need to contact the department that they are interested in because there are special application and registration requirements.

Financial Aid

There are many options for paying for an education at Moorpark College. There are local, state and federal government programs as well as assistance offered by the college itself. Students seeking assistance paying for their education should begin the process by completing the Free Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) that is available online beginning in January of every year. Financial information for both the applicant and the family is required so students should have this information available prior to starting the application. Moorpark does not want anybody to miss out on an education because of financial reasons and encourages people who would like to attend but are financially needy to stop by their financial aid office to explore options.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4656th for the average student loan amount.
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Athletics

The Moorpark Raiders are an intercollegiate athletics organization that play in the competitive Western State Conference as well as the California League of Community College Commission on Athletics. They offer several different winter, summer and fall sports including men’s and women’s volleyball, basketball, track and field, golf, soccer and cross country. Men may also compete in football, baseball or wrestling while women have the additional option of softball.

Bibliography

  • Moorpark College. Moorpark College. 2011. Web. 25 May 2011.

Information Summary

Ranks 169th in California and 2089th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4 0.03
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 1 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 16 0.05
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Forcible Rape 1 0.00
Robbery 10 0.03
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 83 0.24
Larceny 261 0.75
Vehicle theft 21 0.06

Student Enrollment Demographics

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Moorpark, CA 93021-1695
Surrounding communityMidsize suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population32,978 (31,545 urban / 1,433 rural)
Households9,468 (3.48 people per house)
Median Household Income$76,796
Families8,084 (3.71 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationMixed part/full-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District626

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4054th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,338 $1,338 $7,000
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $50 $50 $50
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $250
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $3,098 $3,098 $8,760
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,533 $18,533 $24,195
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,373 $7,373 $13,035

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,332 $1,338 $1,332 $1,338 $7,044(N/C)
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,620 $1,656
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,980 $10,962
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,671 $4,158
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,041 $4,275

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 19 26 407 158 5 1,180 20 1,910
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 4 6
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production 15 77 96
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 1 2
Anthropology 1 6 7
Archeology 3 3
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Art/Art Studies, General 2 2
Astronomy 1 1
Biological and Physical Sciences 3 2 38 18 1 87 1 156
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 1 1 3
Biomedical Technology/Technician 1 4 5
Business Administration and Management, General 1 8 6 17 1 33
Business/Commerce, General 1 1 1 16 19
Chemistry, General 1 1 2
Child Care Provider/Assistant 7 15 10 1 32 66
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 2 4 7
Criminal Justice/Police Science 14 1 20 1 36
Dance, General 1 1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 1 2
Environmental Science 1 1
Geology/Earth Science, General
Graphic Design 1 1
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 9 9
History, General 2 7 10
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 2 3 20 10 1 105 4 155
Information Technology 1 1
Interior Design 1 1 15 18
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism 2 2 5
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 2 5 2 6 16
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 5 11 228 87 2 619 11 1,021
Mass Communication/Media Studies 1 1
Mathematics, General 1 2 3
Music, General 3 3
Philosophy 1 1
Photography 1 1 2 4
Physical Fitness Technician 6 20 26
Physics, General 2 2 4
Political Science and Government, General 4 2 15 22
Pre-Engineering 1 1
Psychology, General 14 2 22 45
Psychology, Other 1 1
Radio and Television 1 1 1 3
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 5 2 11 18
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 1 10 11 38 2 63
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 1 3 4
Sociology 7 1 15 24
Spanish Language and Literature 1 2 3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 651st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $81,882 ($82,897 male / $79,698 female)
Number of FT Faculty 159 (67 male / 92 female)
Number of PT Faculty 483
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $7,765,397

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