Hartnell College

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Hartnell College
Hartnell College.svg
Former names
Salinas Junior College
MottoGrowing Leaders through Opportunity, Engagement, and Achievement.
TypeCommunity college
Established1920 (1920)
Budget2013-2014: $38.5 Million
PresidentWillard Clark Lewallen
Location, ,
ColorsGarnet and gold
AffiliationsCoast Conference

Hartnell College is a community college in Salinas, California. It enrolls nearly 10,000 students; 56% of those students are Latino/a and the college is a Hispanic Serving Institution.[1] Its name commemorates William Hartnell (1798–1854), who founded the first junior college in California.[2]


Hartnell College offers certificates and associate degrees at three campuses: Main Campus, Alisal (East Salinas), and King City.[3] The main campus in South Salinas also includes a Disabled Students Services Center, admissions and records office, financial aid office, Student Union, cafeteria, a parking structure and a library. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges.

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "About Hartnell College". Hartnell College. 2018. Retrieved April 21, 2018.
  2. ^ Roney, Sean F. (25 May 2000). "William Hartnell: The Hero and His Colleges". Monterey County Historical Society. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  3. ^ "Maps and Directions". Hartnell.edu. Archived from the original on 2014-02-14. Retrieved 2014-03-19.

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Coordinates: 36°40′28″N 121°39′59″W / 36.67444°N 121.66639°W / 36.67444; -121.66639