College of the Canyons: Ranking & Review

Santa Clarita Rank United States Rank World Rank
1 1162 4113
Top 25%

College of the Canyons Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

6,345 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,878 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

College of the Canyons has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

College of the Canyons Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
Off-campus $20,540 $25,844
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

College of the Canyons does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates $1,104 $6,408
Fees for full-time undergraduates $50 $50
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates $46 $267

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 1,121 1,121
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 561 561
Social Sciences 451 451
Health Professions and Related Programs 332 332
Psychology 193 193
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 191 191
Visual and Performing Arts 152 152
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 148 148
Mathematics and Statistics 116 116
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 106 106
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 73 73
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 69 69
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 66 66
History 57 57
Physical Sciences 55 55
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 42 42
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 40 40
Personal and Culinary Services 36 36
English Language and Literature & Letters 36 36
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 29 29
Precision Production 26 26
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 22 22
Legal Professions and Studies 20 20
Engineering 12 12
Construction Trades 11 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 7 7
Education 1 1
Library Science
Grand Total3,9733,973

A total of 3,973 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at College of the Canyons.

Graduation rate36%33%39%
  • Full-time retention rate - 75%
  • Part-time retention rate - 46%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff770
Instructional FTE370
Research FTE2
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Address26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, California, 91355-1899
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large