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College of Marin

College of Marin is the home of the Mariners—doers, change agents, and problem solvers that go on to successful careers as entrepreneurs, nurses, doctors, judges, educators, scientists, actors, and more.

When College of Marin opened its doors in 1926, there were 87 students enrolled. Today, over 13,000 credit, noncredit, and community education students enroll annually. Throughout the past 90+ years, the College has remained committed to educational excellence, providing equitable opportunities, and fostering success in all members of its diverse community.

With campuses in Kentfield and Novato, students of all ages have affordable access to an exciting variety of credit and noncredit courses as well as community education classes for lifelong learning. As part of its drama, music, and dance programs, the College presents a number of performances during the academic year, many of which are free to attend. The Fine Arts Gallery hosts five to six exhibitions each year featuring the work of emerging and established artists who are globally relevant.

College of Marin is proud of the important work that takes place on its campuses to prepare students for transfer to a four-year college or university. The College also helps keep the local economy thriving by providing job training and skill enhancement for thousands of workers each year.

In June 2016, Marin County voters approved Measure B—a $265 million educational facilities construction bond that will allow the College to continue transforming its campuses into cutting-edge hubs of educational inspiration and valuable centers for community gatherings. Thanks to voter support, the campuses will have modernized classrooms, upgraded technology, and improved safety.

College of Marin’s Kentfield Campus is located approximately 20 minutes north of the Golden Gate Bridge at 835 College Avenue. The Indian Valley Campus is just 14 miles north of the Kentfield Campus on a spectacular 333-acre site at 1800 Ignacio Boulevard in Novato.

The College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education.

College of Marin
Kentfield Campus
835 College Ave.
Kentfield, CA 94904
(415) 457-8811

Indian Valley Campus
1800 Ignacio Blvd.
Novato, CA 94949
(415) 883-2211