Mt. San Jacinto Community College District covers 1,700 square miles in central and southwestern Riverside County, one of California’s fastest-growing and most dynamic regions.
Named for the majestic 10,000-foot peak that dominates the area’s skyline, the Mt. San Jacinto Community College District stretches 45 miles from east to west to include the communities of Banning, Beaumont, Idyllwild, San Jacinto, Hemet, Perris, Sun City, Lake Elsinore, Canyon Lake, Murrieta, Menifee, Temecula, Aguanga and Anza. Economic activity includes a varied agricultural industry, light manufacturing, tourism and a thriving service sector meeting the needs of the region’s growing population. District geography is diverse, ranging from desert and valley grasslands to pine-forested mountains.
The San Jacinto Campus is centrally located on State Highway 79 in the northern end of the San Jacinto Valley and serves residents of the eastern portion of the college district. The Menifee Valley Campus, which opened in the fall of 1990, is located approximately 25 miles to the southwest, strategically located to serve the growing communities along the Interstate 215/Interstate 15 corridors. Total enrollment in credit, non-credit and community-services classes exceeds 19,000 students.