Saddleback College: Ranking & Review

Mission Viejo
United States
Top 22%

Saddleback College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)19,7838,94510,838

9,675 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

4,979 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Saddleback College 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.

Saddleback College 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.

Saddleback College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,288$10,528
Fees for full-time undergraduates$40$40
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$376

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1,8381,838
Health Professions and Related Programs655655
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services370370
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs184184
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences141141
Personal and Culinary Services130130
Social Sciences104104
Visual and Performing Arts8080
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians7575
Physical Sciences7575
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services6464
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences4545
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4444
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies3434
Mathematics and Statistics2929
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies2222
English Language and Literature & Letters2020
Natural Resources and Conservation2020
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1616
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1414
Architecture and Related Services1414
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1212
Construction Trades66
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service44
Philosophy and Religious Studies22
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
Transportation and Materials Moving
Grand Total4,1594,159

A total of 4,159 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Saddleback College.

Graduation rate38%33%43%
  • Full-time retention rate - 77%
  • Part-time retention rate - 49%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff822
Instructional FTE481
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Address28000 Marguerite Pky
Mission Viejo, California, 92692-3635
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City population93,000