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Moorpark College

Moorpark College is a California state community college located on a 150-acre property reclining on a hill in Moorpark, a city in Ventura County, California.

Location

Address
7075 Campus Rd
City
Moorpark
State
CA

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
14253
In State Tuition Fees
1338
Out State Tuition Fees
7000
Grade Point Average(GPA)
3.25
Male Female Ratio
46:54
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
37:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
Raider
Colors
Black Columbia Blue
Conference
Western State

College History

History

The Governing Board of the Ventura County Community College District established Moorpark College in 1967. In addition to the land already owned by the District, Moorpark College expanded into a 134-acre (54 ha) parcel of land on Moorpark's eastern boundary, donated by a local ranching family, the Strathearns. In 1965, the citizens of Ventura County passed a bond for 8 million dollars to build the first part of the college. Construction of the administration, science, technology, gymnasium, and Maintenance buildings, and the Library and Campus Center. began in 1966. Moorpark College officially opened on September 11, 1967. The College's first president, Dr. John Collins, welcomed almost 1,400 students and 50 faculty members. Dr. Robert Lombardi became the College's second president in 1971. Under his direction, enrollment doubled, and the college added emphasis on preparing students to transfer to four-year schools. Dr. Ray Hearon is thus far the longest-serving president, in office from 1974 to 1989. In 1980, the Moorpark College Foundation was formed to fund construction of an athletic stadium, amphitheater, and observatory. The 6,000 seat stadium, completed in 1985, was named after Paul Griffin Jr., a major benefactor. In 1987, the Charles Temple Observatory, the only public observatory in Ventura County, and Carlsberg Amphitheater were dedicated at the college's 20th anniversary celebration. The nearby Oxnard College solicited Moorpark's help in establishing a Camarillo Center, located on California State University, Channel Islands' campus. In 2000, a high school for juniors and seniors opened on the college campus, called The High School at Moorpark College (separate from Moorpark High School, but part of the Moorpark Unified School District). The first class to graduate in 2001 numbered 25. In 2004 and 2005, various bond projects were completed, such as a parking lot renovation and all-weather track. For the 2007 transferring cohort of eligible students (2,252), Moorpark College transferred 130 to a 4-year accredited universities in two years, 480 in three years, and 793 and four years. Dr. Bernard Luskin, former president of Orange Coast College and Coastline Community College and EVP and COO of AACC was appointed interim president of Moorpark College in September, 2013.

College Specialty

Specialty

As a public community college, Moorpark College offers programs and services accessible to the community. Drawing from a student-centered philosophy, Moorpark College creates learning environments that blend curriculum and services in providing to students: Introductions to the broad areas of human knowledge and understanding Courses required for university transfer and career preparation or advancement Skills in critical thinking, writing, reading, speaking, listening, and computing Exposure to the values of diversity locally, nationally, and internationally Extracurricular activities that promote campus community involvement and personal development Preparation for the challenges and responsibilities of life and change in a free society and the global community

Alumni

Alumni

Jamal Anderson - former NFL running back Erica Arana - model, television host, speaker, and former NFL cheerleader April Bowlby (Did not graduate) - of the CBS television show Two and a Half Men Brandon Boyd (Did not graduate) - Incubus Colbie Caillat (Did not graduate) - pop singer/songwriter Diana L Guerrero - author, director of Ark Animals Gabe Kapler - major league baseball outfielder Matt Mahurin - Illustrator, photographer Isaiah Mustafa (2012) - Former Football Player, The Old Spice Man Jose Pasillas (Did not graduate) - Incubus Julie Scardina (AA Management) - Sea World Busch Gardens Animal Ambassador Abby Sunderland (Did not graduate) - Camera Assistant, Inspirational Speaker and Sailor Dan Winters - photographer Jason Dolley - actor and musician

Campus

Campus

150 acres (61�ha)

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