Los 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.
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.
LMC will be a leader in innovative, dynamic and equitable educational experiences, support services and career opportunities that empower students and transform our community.
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
Student Ethnicity 2022-2023
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Black/African American: 10.7%
Pacific Islander: 0.6%
American Indian: 0.3%
Data as of July 13, 2023
Credit Programs Offered
|Transfer from LMC to Four-Year Universities||2020-2021||2021-2022|
|California State University||450||434|
|University of California||133||118|
|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%|
Los 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.
- 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