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Mt. San Antonio College Overview

Mt. San Antonio College is a public institution situated in Walnut, California. Walnut is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is Mt. San Antonio College Known For?

5,300 Undergraduate Awards
  • The highest award offered at Mt. SAC is the associate's degree.
  • In 2017-2018, 39% of the faculty were full-time.

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Mt. San Antonio College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

Mt. SAC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#24 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#295 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 Mt. SAC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Transportation & Materials Moving Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular History Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#5 Most Popular Mathematics & Statistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#6 Most Popular Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#13 Most Popular Legal Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#14 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Mt. San Antonio College?

Location of Mt. San Antonio College

Contact details for Mt. SAC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA 91789-1399
Phone: 909-594-5611
Website: www.mtsac.edu

How Do I Get Into Mt. SAC?

You can apply to Mt. SAC online at: www.mtsac.edu/admissions/apply-now.html

Mt. San Antonio College has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford Mt. San Antonio College?

13.9% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Mt. SAC, approximately 0% of students took out student loans averaging $4,532 a year. That adds up to $18,128 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Mt. SAC is 13.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

Mt. San Antonio College Undergraduate Student Diversity

10,394 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
87% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 29,799 undergraduate students at Mt. SAC, with 10,394 being full-time and 19,405 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Mt. SAC

Gender Diversity

Of the 10,394 full-time undergraduates at Mt. SAC, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Mt. SAC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Mt. San Antonio College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Mt. SAC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 2,222
Black or African American 376
Hispanic or Latino 6,055
White 967
International Students 387
Other Races/Ethnicities 387

Over 51 countries are represented at Mt. SAC. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Taiwan, and South Korea.

Online Learning at Mt. San Antonio College

1,137 Took All Classes Online
4,857 Took At Least One Class Online
24.8% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 4,857 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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This school is the 71st 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 Mt. SAC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Mt. San Antonio College was 24.8%. This is the #794 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Mt. SAC regardless of major.

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

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Business, Management & Marketing 33%
Computer & Information Sciences 36%
Computer Programming 48%
Real Estate 44%

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Mt. SAC 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 Mt. SAC.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Culinary Arts #4
Personal & Culinary Services #6
Hospitality Management #8
Computer Programming #11
Computer Information Systems #40
Computer & Information Sciences #83
Business, Management & Marketing #276

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%.

Mt. San Antonio College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Health & Physical Education 32 550 0 582
Business Administration & Management 130 306 14 450
General Social Sciences 0 349 0 349
General Psychology 0 313 0 313
Sociology 0 220 0 220
General Business/Commerce 0 209 0 209
Mental & Social Health Services 54 19 117 190
Human Development & Family Studies 119 60 5 184
Accounting 116 57 0 173
Biological & Physical Science 0 163 0 163
Computer Programming 92 25 0 117
Fire Protection 36 81 0 117
Air Transportation 12 103 0 115
Real Estate 99 6 0 105
Nursing 0 105 0 105
Mathematics 0 104 0 104
Communication & Media Studies 0 103 0 103
Architectural Sciences & Technology 76 12 8 96
Criminal Justice & Corrections 0 87 9 96
Allied Health Professions 19 59 11 89
Design & Applied Arts 36 32 14 82
Computer Information Systems 62 12 0 74
Graphic Communications 39 28 0 67
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 13 51 64
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 6 50 0 56
Political Science & Government 0 55 0 55
Agricultural Production 28 21 5 54
Horticulture 47 6 0 53
Business Support & Assistant Services 40 12 0 52
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 13 22 17 52
Environmental Control Technology 0 10 41 51
History 0 47 0 47
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 44 0 44
Legal Support Services 0 43 0 43
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 27 7 8 42
General English Literature 0 41 0 41
Audiovisual Communications 26 5 9 40
Entrepreneurial Studies 12 15 5 32
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 32 0 32
Hospitality Management 23 8 0 31
Culinary Arts 29 0 0 29
Journalism 0 27 0 27
Precision Metal Working 10 10 7 27
International Business 26 0 0 26
Information Technology 0 24 0 24
Teaching Assistants 0 23 0 23
Philosophy 0 21 0 21
Computer Software & Applications 9 11 0 20
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 19 0 19
Fine & Studio Arts 0 18 0 18
American Sign Language 0 8 8 16
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 7 8 0 15
Natural Resources Conservation 0 14 0 14
Other Computer & Information Sciences 13 0 0 13
Industrial Production Technology 4 4 5 13
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 13 0 13
Textile & Apparel Studies 7 4 0 11
Music 0 11 0 11
English Literature (Other) 0 10 0 10
Dance 7 3 0 10
Drama & Theater Arts 0 9 1 10
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 9 0 9
Computer Systems Networking 8 0 0 8
Taxation 7 0 0 7
General Sales & Marketing 2 3 0 5
General Agriculture 0 3 0 3
Electrical Engineering 0 0 3 3
Physical Science Technicians 0 2 0 2
Data Entry 1 0 0 1
Building Management & Inspection 0 0 0 0
General Family & Consumer Sciences 0 0 0 0
Human Sciences Business Services 0 0 0 0
Recreation Administration 0 0 0 0
Geography & Cartography 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 1,274 3,688 338 5,300

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.

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