Mt. San Antonio College, founded in 1946, is among the largest of California's 112 community colleges. In the city of Walnut, the college serves nearly 20 communities and a million residents in the San Gabriel Valley.
The college offers more than 200 degree and certificate programs and has earned statewide and national distinction in a number of disciplines.
The growth of the college has mirrored that of the local area. From its humble beginnings with an initial enrollment of 635 students, the college now serves nearly 40,000 men and women from diverse backgrounds and generations.
The college is part of the Mt. San Antonio College District. The district boundaries encompass the communities of Baldwin Park, Bassett, Charter Oak, Covina, Diamond Bar, the southern portion of Glendora, Hacienda Heights, City of Industry, Irwindale, La Puente, La Verne, Pomona, Rowland Heights, San Dimas, Valinda, Walnut and West Covina.