Monterey Peninsula College

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Monterey Peninsula College
Monterey Peninsula College building.jpg
Type Community college
Established 1947
Endowment $1.8 million[1]
Location Monterey, California, USA
Athletics CCCAACoast Conference
Nickname Lobos
Affiliations CCC System

Monterey Peninsula College, commonly called "MPC", is a public community college located in Monterey, California. Established in 1947, it is a part of the California Community Colleges system.

In 2009, MPC established a Great Books program, one of only two such programs available in the California Community Colleges system.[2] The certificate can be completed through online study.[3] In 2013, the MPC entered into an articulation agreement with Chicago's Shimer College, allowing students who have completed the MPC Great Books certificate to continue their studies at Shimer.[4]


Monterey Peninsula College competes in the Coast Conference as a Junior College. Its athletic teams are known as the "Lobos", which is derived from lobo (Spanish: wolf).

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  1. ^ As of June 30, 2009. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2009 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change in Endowment Market Value from FY 2008 to FY 2009" (PDF). 2009 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Retrieved February 2, 2010. 
  2. ^ Claudia Salinas (2014-07-21). "MPC's Great Books Program earning accolades". Monterey Herald. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  3. ^ "Great Books Program". Monterey Peninsula College. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 
  4. ^ "Shimer College Announces an Articulation Agreement with Monterey Peninsula College". Shimer College. 2013-11-14. Retrieved 2016-03-25. 

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Coordinates: 36°35′32″N 121°53′1″W / 36.59222°N 121.88361°W / 36.59222; -121.88361