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Mission College Overview

Located in Santa Clara, California, Mission College is a public institution. The surrounding area of the school is a good match for students who enjoy city life.

What Is Mission College Known For?

1,229 Undergraduate Awards
  • The undergraduate certificate is the highest award offered at Mission College.
  • In 2017-2018, 37% of the faculty were full-time.

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Mission College Rankings

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Mission College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#234 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Mission College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Online Biological & Biomedical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Online General Biology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#7 Most Popular Plumbing & Water Supply Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#20 Most Popular Fire Protection Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#21 Most Popular General Biology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#76 Most Popular Human Development & Family Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#82 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Mission College?

Location of Mission College

Contact details for Mission College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897
Phone: 408-855-5007
Website: www.missioncollege.edu/

How Do I Get Into Mission College?

You can apply to Mission College online at: www.missioncollege.org/admissions/apply.html

Since Mission College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford Mission College?

12.6% Loan Default Rate

The student loan default rate at Mission College is 12.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Mission College Undergraduate Student Diversity

1,688 Full-Time Undergraduates
52% Women
80% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 6,995 undergraduate students at Mission College, with 1,688 being full-time and 5,307 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mission College

Gender Diversity

Of the 1,688 full-time undergraduates at Mission College, 48% are male and 52% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mission College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mission College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mission College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 711
Black or African American 42
Hispanic or Latino 512
White 156
International Students 149
Other Races/Ethnicities 118

Over 40 countries are represented at Mission College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are Vietnam, China, and Denmark.

Online Learning at Mission College

1,113 Took All Classes Online
2,739 Took At Least One Class Online
1.4% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 2,739 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Mission College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 97th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of Mission College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mission College was 1.4%. This is the #1,935 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mission College regardless of major.

The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Mission College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 23%
Biological & Biomedical Sciences 18%
Business, Management & Marketing 15%
Computer & Information Sciences 6%
Computer Information Systems 28%
General Business/Commerce 29%
Social Sciences 32%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mission College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Mission College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Graphic Communications #13
Communications Technologies & Support #18
Computer Science #45
Computer Systems Networking #47
Computer Software & Applications #60
Information Technology #109
Computer Information Systems #165
Computer & Information Sciences #368

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Mission College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 85 299 384
General Biology 0 77 0 77
Business Administration & Management 0 77 0 77
Biological & Physical Science 0 75 0 75
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 0 33 30 63
Human Development & Family Studies 19 33 8 60
Ground Transportation 47 0 0 47
General Psychology 0 36 0 36
Fire Protection 0 35 0 35
Accounting 14 17 0 31
Nursing 0 30 0 30
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 29 29
Sociology 0 29 0 29
Computer Systems Networking 16 8 0 24
Culinary Arts 17 0 6 23
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 0 19 0 19
Design & Applied Arts 0 12 7 19
Computer Information Systems 10 8 0 18
Health & Physical Education 0 18 0 18
Communication & Media Studies 0 15 0 15
Mental & Social Health Services 0 5 9 14
Mathematics 0 14 0 14
General Engineering 0 10 0 10
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 10 0 10
Hospitality Management 0 9 0 9
Physics 0 8 0 8
General Business/Commerce 0 7 0 7
Political Science & Government 0 7 0 7
Graphic Communications 3 2 0 5
History 0 5 0 5
Computer Software & Applications 4 0 0 4
Information Technology 4 0 0 4
General English Literature 0 4 0 4
Fine & Studio Arts 0 4 0 4
Romance Languages 0 3 0 3
Horticulture 2 0 0 2
Business Support & Assistant Services 1 1 0 2
General Physical Sciences 0 2 0 2
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 2 0 2
International Business 1 0 0 1
Real Estate 0 1 0 1
Public Health 0 0 1 1
Economics 0 1 0 1
General Sales & Marketing 0 0 0 0
Computer Science 0 0 0 0
Special Education 0 0 0 0
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Anthropology 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0
International Relations & National Security 0 0 0 0
Other Public Administration 0 0 0 0
Music 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 138 702 389 1,229

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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