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2700 East Leland Road
Pittsburg, CA 94565
p. 925-439-2181
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Los Medanos College

Los Medanos College Rating: 4.9/5 (8 votes)

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Los Medanos College (LMC) is one of three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District. Located on a 120-acre campus, the college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).

LMC includes more than 25 instructional departments, and offers certificate and degree programs in over 35 areas of study. Students can choose from programs in the fields of appliance service, graphic communication, automotive technology, accounting, administration, fire technology, management supervision, commercial music–pedagogy, office administration, and travel marketing, among others. LMC also offers an Honors Transfer program and a well known nursing program.

Most Popular Fields of Study


The college offers admission to high school graduates above 18 years of age. Applicants having cleared the General Educational Development (GED) test or the California High School Proficiency Exam are also eligible for admission. Both first-time students as well as returning candidates are required to submit a college application prior to class registration.

Special Admit students need to furnish documentation to verify prerequisites at the time of registration. Enrollment in English and some Math classes require completion of the LMC assessment test prior to registration. International students cannot apply online, but they can download the International Student application form, and then mail the completed form to the college office.

Financial Aid

LMC offers all forms of financial assistance to aid eligible students in pursuing college education. Deserving candidates can choose from various programs that are offered through the United States Department of Education, State of California, and several other private sources.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 6561st for the average student loan amount.
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The Associated Students of Los Medanos College is the official representative student organization of LMC. This student body aims at addressing student problems, voicing student opinion, encouraging student participation in campus activities and enhancing the quality and scope of education at the college. Students are also involved in organizations like the Alpha Gamma Sigma, American Medical Student Association, La Raza Unida, Student Nursing Association, Puente Club, and International Student Leaders.

The Career Center offers a variety of workshops in career exploration, resume writing, interviewing skills, and employability skills training. The Bookstore in the college sells course books, school and office supplies, reference books, computer hardware, software and supplies, imprinted sportswear, greeting cards and snacks. LMC library has five Group Study Rooms. The rooms have whiteboards and wireless access, and the library has a laptop checkout program.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The athletics department of LMC fields a number of men’s and women’s teams. The men’s teams are known as the Mustangs, while the women’s teams are nicknamed the Lady Mustangs. The students participate in sports like basketball, volleyball, soccer, football, baseball, and softball. LMC is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

Information Summary

Ranks 141st in California and 1962nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.01
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery 1 0.01
Arson 1 0.01
Burglary 12 0.13
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 12 0.13
Arrest 1 0.01

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 59 0.09
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 3 0.00
Forcible Rape 7 0.01
Robbery 76 0.12
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 554 0.87
Larceny 915 1.43
Vehicle theft 436 0.68

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Pittsburg, CA 94565
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population78,813 (78,378 urban / 435 rural)
Households24,515 (3.19 people per house)
Median Household Income$48,523
Families18,517 (3.62 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District611

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4058th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,288 $1,288 $7,028
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $10 $10 $10
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $251
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 $3,008 $3,008 $8,748
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $19,006 $19,006 $24,746
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $12,027 $12,027 $17,767

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,018 $1,298 $1,018 $1,298 $6,478 $6,758
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,665
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $11,406 $10,962
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,059 $4,158
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $8,550 $8,676

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
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1609th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $66,758 ($68,288 male / $82,748 female)
Number of FT Faculty 125 (60 male / 65 female)
Number of PT Faculty 327
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $4,817,502

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