Santa Barbara City College: Ranking & Review

Santa Barbara
United States
Top 20%

Santa Barbara City College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)16,3857,7138,672

5,702 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,350 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Santa Barbara City 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.

Santa Barbara City 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.

Santa Barbara City College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,380$8,140
Fees for full-time undergraduates$86$86
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$266

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1,6321,632
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies424424
Health Professions and Related Programs279279
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services194194
Social Sciences186186
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs112112
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences8181
Visual and Performing Arts6868
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services5656
Personal and Culinary Services5353
Physical Sciences5252
Mathematics and Statistics5151
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service4848
Transportation and Materials Moving3333
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2929
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services2525
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1919
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians1515
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1515
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1313
Philosophy and Religious Studies1212
English Language and Literature & Letters1111
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences88
Construction Trades55
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies11
Natural Resources and Conservation
Grand Total3,5723,572

A total of 3,572 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Santa Barbara City College.

Graduation rate35%33%37%
  • Full-time retention rate - 60%
  • Part-time retention rate - 51%

General info

Alternative namesSBCC
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff852
Instructional FTE510
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Address721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, California, 93109-2394
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population204,000