|Type||Public, 2-year, Community college,|
|Address||1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, California, 95482, USA
|Campus||Rural 127 acres|
|Colors||Blue and Gold|
Mendocino College is a two-year tax-supported community college located in Ukiah, California. Mendocino College was founded in 1973. The main campus is located on 127 acres (0.51 km2) of hilltop land north of downtown Ukiah in the Ukiah valley. Currently there are about 4,000 students, 55 full-time faculty, and 200 adjunct faculty members. Two branches of the college exist: one in Lakeport and the other in Willits.
Mendocino College was formed by vote of the citizens of the Anderson Valley, Laytonville, Potter Valley, Round Valley, Ukiah, and Willits Unified School Districts. In the Spring of 1973, the planning for the development of the college began and in July 1973 classes were offered. On November 5, 1974, the citizens again voted to expand the district to include Lake County Districts of Upper Lake, Kelseyville, and Lakeport. Established in 1975, the new district boundaries covered 3,200 square miles of land. In 1981, the district was named Mendocino-Lake Community College District. The new name better reflected the geographical location and area being served.
- 1972 – A new college district was formed to serve the Mendocino County areas of Anderson Valley, Round Valley, Ukiah and Willits. Peter DeVries was named first president.
- 1979 – The Lake Center moved to a larger building as student enrollment grew ever larger.
- 1980 – College centers in Willits and Lakeport were established. District-wide course offerings had expanded to more than 550 classes, including 120 day and evening classes in Lake County. Distance learning courses were also offered.
- 1980, February – Mendocino College received full accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
- 1981 – Facilities at the Fairgrounds in Ukiah became so impacted that some programs moved to other locations. The library relocated to the corner of State and Gibson streets.
- 1983, October 21 – Ground was broken on the first Ukiah Campus building, the library, and the old portables were hauled up from the fairgrounds.
- 1985, Summer – Classes began on the new Ukiah campus.
- 1985–86 – The Classroom/Administration Building was constructed and provided classrooms and faculty and administrative offices.
- 1987–88 – Vocational/Technical Building and Agricultural Headhouse projects were constructed.
- 1988 – New Child Development Lab built, featuring a round design with a central observation room.
- 1989 – Physical Education complex was added, giving Lake and Mendocino counties world-class facilities.
- 1993–94 – Mendocino College's Center for the Visual and Performing Arts was built.
- 1998–99 – Lake Center moves to a new 10,000 sq. ft. facility at 1005 Parallel Drive, Lakeport, one day before open registration for the Fall semester. The new building includes a Learning Lab.
- 2004 – New Science Complex opens August; 20,000 sq. ft. facility.
- 2006 – Measure W $67.5 million Facilities Bond Passed.
Photos of Mendocino College
- "History of the College". Mendocino College. Retrieved January 16, 2013.