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Mendocino College includes the main Ukiah campus and two centers in Lakeport and Willits, serving approximately 5,000 students in a District that encompasses the greater parts of Lake and Mendocino counties. The beautiful 127-acre main campus is situated among the oaks on a country hillside that overlooks the Ukiah valley. The District, established in 1973, serves approximately 150,000 people and eight unified school districts over more than 3,200 square miles.

Mendocino College is a two-year community college which provides a comprehensive curriculum including unique educational programs in sustainable technology, agriculture, nursing, culinary arts, and performing arts. The college serves as a major education resource for its communities, employing more than 400 classified, faculty and management personnel. The District has an excellent faculty and staff committed to providing quality education and service to the students and the community.

A $67.5 million facilities bond, passed by the voters in 2006, has funded many renovations to the main campus as well a new Library/Learning Center. New centers have also opened in Lakeport and Willits. Mendocino College's comprehensive curriculum and student services are designed to meet the needs of a diverse student body. Course offerings include transfer, career and technical education, basic skills and continuing education.

Mendocino College partners with Sonoma State University to offer courses on the main campus to meet the post-secondary educational needs of the surrounding communities. Plans are underway to establish a relationship with Marymount College which is in the process of creating a rural campus in Lake County.


Lake and Mendocino counties include some of Northern California's most picturesque landscape. The counties are approximately two hours north of San Francisco or west of Sacramento and just an hour from the Northern California coast.

Our communities have a small-town feel with a comfortable, relaxed and friendly lifestyle. The area enjoys a wonderfully temperate climate coupled with family-oriented living, quality schools, unmatched recreational opportunities, and a reasonable cost of living.

Mendocino and Lake counties have a long and colorful history as a premium grape-growing region within the state's famous North Coast wine country and are considered an attractive spot for retirement and vacationing. Scenic forests, valleys, lakes, and mountains are descriptive of this large rural area including state parks and a national forest. Opportunities for outdoor recreation abound such as hiking, mountain biking, cycling, boating, water skiing, golfing and much more. The local area is also recognized for its vibrant arts community including visual arts, theater, music and dance.

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Created: July 19, 2001 @ 12:00 AM
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