Monterey Peninsula College

Coordinates: 36°35′32″N 121°53′1″W / 36.59222°N 121.88361°W / 36.59222; -121.88361
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Monterey Peninsula College
TypePublic community college
Parent institution
CCC System
Endowment$1.8 million[1]
PresidentMarshall T. Fulbright III

36°35′32″N 121°53′1″W / 36.59222°N 121.88361°W / 36.59222; -121.88361
Sporting affiliations
CCCAACoast Conference

Monterey Peninsula College (MPC) is a public community college in Monterey, California. Established in 1947, it is a part of the California Community Colleges system. There are two additional MPC campuses located in Marina, CA, and Seaside, CA.


Monterey Peninsula College opened in 1947 on the campus of Monterey High School. The college separated from the high school in 1961.[2]


As of the 2022-23 school year, MPC offers 55 different associate degrees in fields such as health, business, and STEM with an additional 32 degrees designed for transferring to a University for a bachelor's degree in the same field. California State University currently has an arrangement with MPC to guarantee acceptance for 14 of their transfer degrees.[3] They also offer numerous certificates as well.[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. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 14, 2017. Retrieved February 2, 2010.
  2. ^ "MPC History | Monterey Peninsula College".
  3. ^ "About MPC". Retrieved October 27, 2022.
  4. ^ "Academic Programs & Divisions". Retrieved October 27, 2022.
  5. ^ Hennessey, Virginia (July 30, 2013). "Jimmy Panetta following in father Leon's footsteps". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved November 1, 2016.
  6. ^ Goldenbach, Alan (September 28, 2007). "After NFL's First Prayer, Religion Touched Down". Washington Post. Retrieved 2010-04-25.

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