Higher Education & Research Institutes

The Monterey Bay Region boasts eleven institutions of higher learning, as well as five wildlife and/or marine-related reserves, and seven government agencies. All of these contribute to an extensive research environment. Additionally, you will find the following in the Region:

  • Five of the country’s premier military education and research institutions
  • Six language programs ranging from community college to the graduate level
  • A law school
  • Several graduate business programs
  • A public policy institute which provides a broad spectrum of professional graduate degrees

Cabrillo College
6500 Soquel Dr.
Aptos, CA USA
831.479.6100

California Department of Fish and Game (CDFG)
20 Lower Ragsdale Drive, Suite 100
Monterey, CA 93940
831.649.2870

California State University, Monterey Bay
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA USA
831.582.3000

Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
1759 Lewis Rd
Ste 142
Monterey, CA USA
831.242.5104

Defense Manpower Data Center
400 Gigling Road
Seaside, CA USA
831.583.2400

Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine Research Reserve
1700 Elkhorn Road
Watsonville, CA 95076
831.728.2822 

Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center
7 Grace Hopper Ave., Stop 1
Monterey, CA 93943

Gavilan College
5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
Gilroy, CA 95020
408.848.4800

Hartnell College
411 Central Avenue
Salinas, CA USA
831.755.6700

Hopkins Marine Station of Stanford University
120 Ocean View Blvd.
Pacific Grove, CA 93950 
831.655.6200

Long Marine Laboratory, Center for Ocean Health (UCSC)
100 Shaffer Road
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.459.2883

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039
831.775.1700 

Monterey College of Law
100 Col. Durham St.
Seaside, CA USA
831.582.4000

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA USA
831.647.4100

Monterey Peninsula College
980 Fremont Street
Monterey, CA USA
831.646.4000

Moss Landing Marine Lab, Ca. State University (MLML)
8272 Moss Landing Rd.
Moss Landing, CA 95039
831.771.4400

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
1352 Lighthouse Avenue
Pacific Grove, Ca 93950
831.648.8515

Naval Postgraduate School
1 University Circle
Monterey, CA USA
831.656.3649

Naval Research Laboratory
7 Grace Hopper Ave, ST2
Monterey, CA 93943
831.656.4721

Palo Alto University - Monterey Bay Campus
104 Whispering Pines Dr.
Scotts Valley, CA 95066
650.417.2023

Panetta Institute
100 Campus Center
Seaside, CA 93955
831.582.4200

University of California Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA USA
831.459.0111

University of California Santa Cruz Genomics Institute
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
831.459.0111

United States Geological Survey (USGS), Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center
400 Natural Bridges Drive
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
831.427.4450