Mission College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Santa Clara, CA

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How much is the Mission tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Mission's tuition & fees is $1,438 for California residents and $12,220 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 $26,317 for California residents and $37,099 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Mission Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,438
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,220
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$19,438
Off-campus Expenses$4,289
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,717
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$17,420

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Mission' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $13,259.
Mission College$1,438$12,220
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 Mission 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.
Mission CollegeSanta Clara, CA$1,438$12,220
Allan Hancock CollegeSanta Maria, CA$1,156$9,436
College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CA$1,176$11,232
Contra Costa CollegeSan Pablo, CA$1,312$9,012
Cuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo, CA$1,340$11,000
Cuyamaca CollegeEl Cajon, CA$1,340$10,636
East Los Angeles CollegeMonterey Park, CA$1,238$10,130
Evergreen Valley CollegeSan Jose, CA$1,366$8,718
Golden West CollegeHuntington Beach, CA$1,196$11,084
Irvine Valley CollegeIrvine, CA$1,156$10,996
Lassen Community CollegeSusanville, CA$1,144$8,224

Financial Aid and COA

At Mission College, 2,533 students (43%) 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 $4,022.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Mission is $33,077 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 187 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 $6,224 and the average amount of student loans is $2,722.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$26,317$37,099
Tuition & Fees$1,438$12,220
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$24,879$24,879
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$22,295$33,077
Average Financial Aid$4,022$4,022
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship2,53343%$4,022
Pell Grants96216%$3,640
Federal Student Loan150%$5,714
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid18770%-
Grants or Scholarships18670%$6,224
Federal Grants17867%$4,332
Pell Grants10339%$4,485
Other Federal Grants17767%$1,747
State/Local Grants16763%$1,684
Institutional Grants10539%$1,005
Student Loan Aid1-$2,722
Federal Student Loans1-$2,722
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level102102$7,202
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

Mission College has a total of 5,747 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 2,544 male students and 3,366 female students attending Mission. The school offers online degree programs and 2,203 students enrolled online exclusively (38.33% of all students).
Undergraduate5,910 2,5443,366

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3000 Mission College Blvd, Santa Clara, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered85 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population5,747
Graduation Rate34%
Transfer-out Rate6%
Retention Rate68% (Full-time), 42% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate15 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties160 (Full-time), 156 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs285 (Full-time), 157 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$106,564
Average Staff Salary$114,506