Mt. San Jacinto College (MSJC), established in 1962, is a single college with two campuses: one campus in San Jacinto and another in Menifee.
The college enrolled its first students in the fall of 1963, holding classes in rented facilities. The San Jacinto Campus was opened in 1965 with two buildings and has grown into a comprehensive college campus serving the needs of students and the community.
As a comprehensive community college, MSJC offers courses and programs that satisfy the transfer requirements of four-year colleges and universities. The college offers a variety of vocational and technical programs to prepare students for a career. Basic skills and English as a second language (ESL) training programs are designed for students who want to build a strong foundation and ensure academic success. Community education programs and classes help lifelong learners and those seeking personal enrichment. The college also offers an extensive curriculum available in online courses.
In response to intense growth, MSJC opened its Menifee Valley Campus in 1990. By the end of its first year, there were 2,100 students attending classes at the Menifee Valley Campus. Today the campus serves more than 7,000 students each semester.
With the rapid growth in enrollments at both campuses, the district has engaged in extensive planning and development to ensure updated learning environments students. The San Jacinto Campus has been master-planned and essentially will be rebuilt over the next 15 to 20 years to accommodate 12,000 to 15,000 students.