Los Medanos College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Pittsburg, CA

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How much is the LMC tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, LMC's tuition & fees is $1,312 for California residents and $9,012 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $29,006 for California residents and $36,706 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

LMC Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,312
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,012
Books & Supplies Costs$1,126
Off-campus Room & Board$20,493
Off-campus Expenses$6,075
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,312
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,752

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, LMC' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Los Medanos College$1,312$9,012
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between LMC and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Los Medanos CollegePittsburg, CA$1,312$9,012
Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA$1,270$9,910
Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA$1,364$12,004
Chabot CollegeHayward, CA$1,150$8,686
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA$1,184$11,120
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CA$1,204$9,844
Columbia CollegeSonora, CA$1,547$8,870
Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA$1,188$12,320
College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA$1,326$9,586
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA$1,312$9,012
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance, CA$1,144$7,144

Financial Aid and COA

At Los Medanos College, 4,997 students (63%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $3,605.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at LMC is $33,101 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 663 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $4,378 and the average amount of student loans is $4,989.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$29,006$36,706
Tuition & Fees$1,312$9,012
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$27,694$27,694
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,401$33,101
Average Financial Aid$3,605$3,605
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,99763%$3,605
Pell Grants1,92324%$3,870
Federal Student Loan781%$6,840
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid66385%-
Grants or Scholarships65984%$4,378
Federal Grants52767%$3,657
Pell Grants28036%$4,861
Other Federal Grants51065%$1,111
State/Local Grants60077%$1,595
Institutional Grants1-$500
Student Loan Aid3-$4,989
Federal Student Loans3-$4,989
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level274273$7,076
110,001 or more54$3,139

Student Population

Los Medanos College has a total of 7,791 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 3,309 male students and 4,550 female students attending LMC. The school offers online degree programs and 3,755 students enrolled online exclusively (48.20% of all students).
Undergraduate7,859 3,3094,550

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address2700 East Leland Road, Pittsburg, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered88 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population7,791
Graduation Rate38%
Transfer-out Rate6%
Retention Rate71% (Full-time), 49% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate22 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties143 (Full-time), 197 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs276 (Full-time), 198 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$89,191
Average Staff Salary$92,269