Moorpark College opened its doors in 1967 to 2,500 students. The campus is at the eastern edge of the city of Moorpark. The 150-acre campus is a short drive from the Thousand Oaks/Agoura Hills areas and is near Simi Valley. It includes 15 buildings, a football stadium, a track, other athletic facilities, an exotic animal compound and an observatory.
Moorpark is one of the three colleges in the Ventura County Community College District. The college offers two semesters throughout the year (Fall and Spring) in addition to a summer session (May through August).
The college student body includes approximately 15,000 students. The student body has representatives from 52 countries.
The college offers 1,500 classes a semester in 70 disciplines, including lower division preparation in a wide variety of transfer majors for the baccalaureate degree and programs which lead to associate degrees and certificates of achievement. Moorpark also offers numerous occupational majors in areas geared to local and national employment needs and trends.