College of Marin has been providing exceptional educational opportunities since 1926. The College has earned a reputation as a quality educational institution that provides a pathway for achievement and success for students of all ages. Each semester about 8,000 students are enrolled in over 1,100 credit classes. Approximately 100 international students participate in College of Marin’s International Student Program, making for a culturally diverse educational experience. Nearly 6,000 students take advantage of the College’s many outstanding community education and community services classes.
In order to provide students with the opportunities they need, and to ensure that students achieve their specific goals and objectives, the College offers seventy Associate of Arts and Associate of Science degree programs. To facilitate students’ transfer to the four-year institution of their choice, the College has established approximately 200 transfer agreements with the University of California, California State University, and private colleges.
In addition the College provides thirty-five two-year vocational and career programs, as well as providing basic skills, English as a Second Language (ESL) education, and community education classes. The College’s workforce preparation programs provide the necessary skills for success in a globally competitive workforce environment. Whether the goal is career advancement, career change, or entering the workforce for the first time, the College offers a range of programs to help students succeed.
Originally known as Marin Junior College when established in 1926, the College was renamed College of Marin in 1947. In 1985 College of Marin merged with Indian Valley College. This merger provided Marin residents with two campuses, the original campus located in Kentfield and the Indian Valley Campus in Novato. The two campuses serve a county population of approximately 250,000 residents.