College of the Canyons: Ranking & Review

Santa Clarita
United States
Top 25%

College of the Canyons Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)20,00810,5989,410

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
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 Humanities1,1211,121
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services561561
Social Sciences451451
Health Professions and Related Programs332332
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service191191
Visual and Performing Arts152152
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies148148
Mathematics and Statistics116116
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs106106
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields7373
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services6969
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences6666
Physical Sciences5555
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies4242
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services4040
Personal and Culinary Services3636
English Language and Literature & Letters3636
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2929
Precision Production2626
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians2222
Legal Professions and Studies2020
Construction Trades1111
Philosophy and Religious Studies77
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
City population176,000