Moorpark College opened September 11, 1967, with 2,500 students. The campus is located at the eastern edge of the city of Moorpark. MC is one of the most beautiful community colleges in California. The 150-acre campus is a short drive from the Thousand Oaks/Agoura Hills areas and is situated near the city of Simi Valley. It includes 15 buildings, a football stadium, track, other athletic facilities, an exotic animal compound, and an observatory. Moorpark College is one of the three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District, and part of the California Community College system of 109 community colleges. MC offers two semesters throughout the year (Fall and Spring) in addition to a summer session (May through August).
The Moorpark College student body includes approximately 15,000 students ranging in age from about 11 to over 70, with most of the students between 18 and 30 years old. 55% are women and 45% are men, while 65% attend during the daytime and 35% in the evening. 38% carry less than six units and 33% carry 12 or more units. Minorities make up over 18% of the students. Approximately 150 foreign students from 52 different countries are enrolled at Moorpark College.