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Oxnard, CA 93033-6699
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Oxnard College

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Located in Ventura County and a member of the Ventura County Community College District lies Oxnard College. It is on California’s Central Coast and just a few miles away from beautiful beaches. Oxnard is a college that promotes high-quality education in its Associate of Arts and Associate of Sciences programs. Over sixty degree programs are offered in four divisions: Career and Technical Education; Liberal Studies; Math, Science, Health, and Physical Education; Student Services.

The college also offers certificates of achievement and completion in more than 30 study areas. All courses offered at Oxnard College are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, which speaks of the quality of the courses offered.

Oxnard is a two-year college that promotes student transfers to four-year universities, both in the state of California and all of the United States. Since its foundation, Oxnard College has promoted innovation and excellence in all of its courses. The idea is not simply to educate students so that they can graduate, become professionals, and make money. Instead, the goal of the college is to make skillful, civilized men and women, leaders that will one day help change the world for the better.

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Oxnard College offers courses in the spring and in the fall; short summer programs are also offered for those who might be interested. Therefore, it is important that any applicant be sure of knowing when he/she plans to start studying. Deadlines for application end in July for the fall semester (given that classes begin in August) and they end in December for the spring semester (given that classes begin in January). If you are interested in taking summer programs, you must apply by May because these programs start around mid-June.

Oxnard College is open to any student who has graduated from high school or possesses a certificate of equivalency to a high school diploma. Any person over 18 years of age that can benefit from a college education is eligible for admission to Oxnard. The application process is simple and takes no more than 24 hours to be processed. All that needs to be done is filling out the application form and submitting it to the Admissions Office. No SAT or ACT scores are required, although it important that official high school or college transcripts be submitted when applying for enrollment. Current high school students interested in dual enrollment programs and international students interested in attending Oxnard College must follow a Special Admissions process. Detailed information regarding special deadlines or documentation that might be needed for a Special Application can be obtained by contacting the Admissions Office directly.

Financial Aid

In helping students cover their college expenses, Oxnard College welcomes all those who need financial aid to apply for it in a timely manner. Applications can be submitted all year round, but it is better to submit ahead of time in order to receive the best financial aid available. Oxnard College does not participate in any kind of student loan programs. It does, however, offer scholarships to eligible students based on merit, need, and above all, academic excellence. Other forms of financial aid are grants and work-study programs.

Grants and work-study aid are given on basis of merit and need, but higher priority is given to those who apply for aid first so be sure to go through the process as soon as you can. It is also important to point out that California state residents can apply to receive a fee waiver that can apply to parking fees as well; this is a privilege only available for residents of the state of California.

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Oxnard College is currently located on a 118-acre campus. Campus construction began in 1968 and on June 1, 1975 the campus officially opened for students. Since that time, the college has managed to grow rapidly, and as it has grown new facilities have been added. The campus has also undergone modernizations and renovations in order to keep up with the latest developments in technology, architecture, and educational practices.

Today, students benefit form Oxnard College’s Liberal Arts Building, a Library/Learning Resource Center, an Occupational Education Building, a Child Development Center, a Physical Education Complex, and a Language Arts/Math/Science Building, among others. All in all, it has to be said that the college’s campus is fully equipped with the best available resources so that students can learn in a high-quality environment.

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Oxnard Colleges knows how important sports are to students, and so it has established an Athletic department that offers different sporting teams for both men and women. Oxnard’s athletic teams go by the name “Condors”; the condor is the college’s mascot, and the motto for the teams is “Condors… Soaring to New Heights.”

Any student interested to try out for any of the teams that the college has should double check on what sports are offered so that he or she may choose the ones of his or her preference. Some of the sports offered at Oxnard are the following: cross country; soccer; basketball; softball; volleyball.

Additional School Information

Oxnard College wishes to provide students with opportunities in all kinds of activities and clubs that might catch their interests. Due to this, the college sponsors a wide variety of student clubs and organizations, including the following: Chess Club; Poetry Club; Spirit Club; Theater Arts Club; Chemistry Club. The idea is that students engage in activities that they enjoy, but that at the same time will contribute in making them more skillful and better prepared to face college life and adult life once they graduate and start working.


  • About us, http://www.oxnardcollege.edu/college_information/about/fast_facts.shtml, web, 26 July 2011
  • Admissions, http://www.oxnardcollege.edu/apply_and_enroll/apply_for_admission/index.shtml, web, 26 July 2011
  • Athletics, http://www.oxnardcollege.edu/departments/student_services/athletics/index.shtml, web, 26 July 2011
  • Financial Aid, http://www.oxnardcollege.edu/departments/student_services/financial_aid/index.shtml, web, 26 July 2011
  • History, http://www.oxnardcollege.edu/college_information/about/history_of_oxnard_college.shtml, web, 26 July 2011
  • California Postsecondary Education Commission. California Colleges and Universities: A Guide to Degree-Granting Institutions and to Degree and Certificate Programs. United States: California Postsecondary Education Commission, 2006. Print.

Information Summary

Ranks 155th in California and 2018th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 2 0.03
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary N/A N/A
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.01
Arrest 3 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 311 0.16
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 8 0.00
Forcible Rape 26 0.01
Robbery 274 0.14
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 577 0.29
Larceny 2,563 1.28
Vehicle theft 359 0.18

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Oxnard, CA 93033-6699
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population77,785 (77,265 urban / 520 rural)
Households16,746 (4.57 people per house)
Median Household Income$46,342
Families14,476 (4.67 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium 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 District626

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4055th 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
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

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 18 601 43 3 127 4 819
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 4 2 6
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 14 3 18
Anthropology 3 3
Art/Art Studies, General 1 1 2
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician 17 1 2 20
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 9 1 10
Biological and Physical Sciences 2 41 8 2 54
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 1 2
Business Administration and Management, General 3 32 4 2 41
Chemistry, General 1 1 1 3
Child Care Provider/Assistant 51 4 1 58
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 4 1 5 10
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 4 1 5 12
Dental Assisting/Assistant 1 14 2 6 25
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 8 3 6 17
Economics, General 1 1
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 5 1 3 9
English Language and Literature, General 6 1 7
Environmental Studies
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 1 27 1 29 61
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 17 1 4 25
History, General 4 1 5
Human Services, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 3 44 4 3 56
Information Technology 2 2
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 18 2 4 24
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 4 169 11 13 2 203
Mathematics, General 10 10
Physics, General 2 2
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General 23 1 24
Radio and Television 3 3
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 3 1 2 6
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 1 1
Sociology 3 31 1 35
Spanish Language and Literature 4 4
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2 2
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 28 2 24 1 58

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 531st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $84,806 ($84,751 male / $81,743 female)
Number of FT Faculty 87 (40 male / 47 female)
Number of PT Faculty 188
FT Faculty Ratio 0.5 : 1
Total Benefits $3,814,838

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