About Los Medanos College

About us

Aspen Prize 2017-2023 logos, College Choice 2016-17 Best Community CollegesLos Medanos College is one of three colleges in the Contra Costa Community College District, serving the East Contra Costa County community. Established in 1974, LMC has earned federal designations as a Minority-Serving and Hispanic-Serving institution. It offers award-winning transfer and career-technical programs, support services, and diverse academic opportunities in an inclusive learning environment. With exceptional educators, innovative curriculum, growing degree and certificate offerings, and state-of-the-art facilities, the college prepares students to succeed in their educational pursuits, in the workforce, and beyond.

Our Mission

Los Medanos College (LMC) provide our community with equitable access to educational opportunities and support services that empower students to achieve their academic and career goals in a diverse and inclusive learning environment.

Our Vision

LMC will be a leader in innovative, dynamic and equitable educational experiences, support services and career opportunities that empower students and transform our community.

LMC Mission, Vision & Values Statements

Our Facilities

The LMC service area has undergone rapid growth and development. To serve its ever-expanding community, LMC completed a new Brentwood Center located at 1351 Pioneer Square in spring 2020. The new center houses 15 instructional classrooms, four science labs, library resources, tutoring labs, and open learning spaces, as well as a bookstore, a food service area, and 738 parking spaces.

On the Pittsburg Campus, the college completed construction of a 30,450 square-foot Kinesiology & Athletics Complex, followed by a new 36,600 square-foot Student Union in spring 2020. The first floor of the Student Union includes a new bookstore, food services area, student lounge, and a 485-seat conference center. The second floor features new offices and meeting space for Student Life and the Associated Students, a large social gathering area for student clubs, and meeting space for up to four learning communities. In spring 2019, LMC opened a new Campus Safety Center, which provides enhanced emergency operations for the college.

By the numbers 

LMC Fast Facts:

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Student Ethnicity 2022-2023

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FALL 2022
TOTAL: 7,922
TOTAL: 6,845
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Credit Programs Offered

Associate Degrees


Associate Degrees for Transfer


Credit Certificates of Achievement


Non-Credit Certificates of Competency


Transfer from LMC to Four-Year Universities 2020-2021 2021-2022
California State University 450 434
University of California 133 118
Private/Out-of-State 158 173
Total Transfers 741 725
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Awards 2022-2023

Associate Degrees 610
Associate Degrees for Transfer 484
Credits Certificate of Achievement 520
Price per course unit California Resident $46 Non-resident $345 
Percent of Credit Instruction Taught by: Part-Time Faculty 44% Full-Time Faculty 56%

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Dual & Concurrent Enrollment Fast Facts:

High School and Concurrent Enrollment Student Ethnicity 2023 - 2024

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Fall 2023 Enrollment
TOTAL: 646
Spring 2024*
TOTAL: 510

Dual Enrollment Courses and Section Credit Credit Programs Offered

Fall 2023 Sections


Fall 2023 Courses


Spring 2024 Sections


Spring 2024 Courses


Dual Enrollment Success Rate


Fall 2023 (ASTRO, CHEM Fall 2022)

Non-Dual Enrollment Sucess Rate


RATE**Using same courses at LMC Excluding Dual Enrollment Sections

Concurrent Enrollment Success Rate


Fall 2023

Non-Dual or Concurrent Enrollment Success Rate


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LibraryLos Medanos College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and College ,10 Commercial Blvd. Suite 204 Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information, including filing complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.

Approved by

  • California State Board of Community Colleges
  • California Department of Education, Bureau of School Approvals
    for the enrollment of veterans and eligible persons under Title 38 of the U.S. Code.
  • State Board of Registered Nursing
  • State Board of Vocational Nursing
  • University of California
  • California State Colleges and Universities
  • Commission on Peace Officer Standards and Training
  • Contra Costa County Emergency Medical Services Office

LMC Accreditation web pages for information on the process