Why Study in Moorpark College

Moorpark College opened September 11, 1967, with 2,500 students. The campus is located at the eastern edge of the city of Moorpark. MC is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California. The 150-acre campus is a short drive from the Thousand Oaks/Agoura Hills areas and is situated near the city of Simi Valley. It includes 15 buildings, a football stadium, track, other athletic facilities, an exotic animal compound, and an observatory. Moorpark College is one of the three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, and part of the California Community College system of 109 community colleges. MC offers two semesters throughout the year (Fall and Spring) in addition to a summer session (May through August).

The Moorpark College student body includes approximately 15,000 students ranging in age from about 11 to over 70, with most of the students between 18 and 30 years old. 55% are women and 45% are men, while 65% attend during the daytime and 35% in the evening. 38% carry less than six units and 33% carry 12 or more units. Minorities make up over 18% of the students. Approximately 150 foreign students from 52 different countries are enrolled at Moorpark College.

Moorpark College exists to provide equal opportunity to postsecondary education at minimum cost to all who wish to avail themselves of it. Admission to Moorpark College is open to any high school graduate, anyone earning a high school proficiency certificate, or any adult eighteen years of age or older and capable of profiting from instruction. High school juniors and seniors can attend under the High School Admissions Program, provided they have the signed permission of their school principal.

The college is truly a model of what a community college should be--an institution meeting the educational and cultural needs of the community it serves. Moorpark College offers 1,500 classes a semester in 70 disciplines, including lower division preparation in a wide variety of transfer majors for the Baccalaureate degree and programs which lead to Associate degrees and Certificates of Achievement. Moorpark College also offers numerous Occupational Majors in areas geared to local and national employment needs and trends.

Moorpark College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 3402 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95403, (707) 569-9177, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

About Moorpark College

If you have come to us to further your career goals, transfer to a four-year institution or simply to enjoy our campus and the many events and programs that we routinely share with our friends in the community, we are happy to have you with us.

Since we first opened our doors in 1967, Moorpark College has been dedicated to a mission that embraces social justice, diversity, equity and inclusion and you will see those values integrated in all we do on our campus. Our students come from a diverse range of backgrounds, ethnicities, and ages and it is our charge to assist you in discovering your passions as you pursue your academic and career goals.

As one of three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, we work hard to meet the educational and cultural needs of our student community and the community as a whole.

Moorpark College has been widely recognized by multiple state and national organizations for its commitment to excellence and affordable costs. We offer a rich and vibrant campus experience, as well as providing online and hybrid classroom environments to accommodate the needs of all of our students in these ever-changing times. And, if you should be looking for on-campus engagement, we also have many student clubs and events to enrich your community college experience.