Santa Barbara City College: Ranking & Review

Santa Barbara Rank United States Rank World Rank
2 949 3316
Top 20%

Santa Barbara City College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

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
Off-campus $18,004 $24,956
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 Humanities 1,632 1,632
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 424 424
Health Professions and Related Programs 279 279
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 194 194
Social Sciences 186 186
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 112 112
Psychology 107 107
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences 81 81
Visual and Performing Arts 68 68
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 56 56
Personal and Culinary Services 53 53
Physical Sciences 52 52
Mathematics and Statistics 51 51
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 48 48
Transportation and Materials Moving 33 33
Engineering 31 31
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 29 29
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services 25 25
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 19 19
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians 15 15
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 15 15
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 13 13
History 12 12
Philosophy and Religious Studies 12 12
English Language and Literature & Letters 11 11
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 8 8
Construction Trades 5 5
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1 1
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