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Mission College

Mission College

Mission College


Mission College is a public two-year community college located in the City of Santa Clara, and in the heart of the Silicon Valley.

West Valley (our sister college) and Mission College have been serving our community for decades-- West Valley over a half-century and over 40 years at Mission College.

Together, our West Valley-Mission Community College District serves the communities of Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Santa Clara, Saratoga, Sunnyvale, and San Jose.

Mission Statement

Mission College serves the diverse educational needs of our student population by providing equitable access and support towards completing associate degrees and certificates aligned with transfer and career pathways to meet educational and personal goals as well as the workforce demands of the city of Santa Clara and Silicon Valley.

Vision and Values


Empowering every student to find their mission.


At Mission, students are the highest priority. We value:

  • Social Justice
  • Equity
  • Community
  • Integrity
  • Sustainability
  • Excellence
  • Curiosity
  • Inclusivity
  • Innovation


Fast Facts

Enrollment (Spring 2021)

  • Headcount (unduplicated): 5,487
  • Enrollment (duplicated): 12,957
  • Credit FTES (estimated): 1,707.8

*22.2% of students are enrolled full-time (12 units or more)

Student Success/Retention

  • Success 75.19% (state average: 70.9%)
  • Retention: 86.17% (state average: 86.9%)



  • African-American: 3.67%
  • Asian: 30.88%
  • Filipino: 8.81%
  • Hispanic: 32.46%
  • Pacific Islander: 0.61%
  • Multi-Ethnicity: 5.61%
  • White/Non-Hispanic: 15.8%
  • Unknown: 1.98%


The majority of our students are female (54.24%).


  • 19 or less: 25.46%
  • 20-24: 24.64%
  • 25-29: 12.32%
  • 30-34: 9.47%
  • 35-39: 7.94%
  • 40-49: 9.37%
  • 50+: 10.79%

    Visa Requirements

    What type of visa do I need to attend Mission College?

    You must obtain a student F-1 visa.

    Attending Mission College with a Different Visa

    Contact an advisor in our office.

    Tourist VISA

    This is a "gray" area, meaning that you should discuss this with an advisor. Generally, the answer is "no." You must change your status to "student", and our advisors can explain to you how to do it.

    Work Permit Visa

    We recommend that you come to or call the International Office to see an advisor first. We can review your situation; then, you can go to Admissions to register.


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      3000 Mission College Blvd., 95054, Santa Clara