Santiago Canyon College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 40%

Santiago Canyon College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)12,3077,6124,695

2,579 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,052 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

Santiago Canyon 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.

Santiago Canyon 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.

Santiago Canyon College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,104$7,944
Fees for full-time undergraduates$38$38
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$331

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1,6501,650
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services217217
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies187187
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields128128
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs6262
Social Sciences4949
Physical Sciences4848
Mathematics and Statistics3737
Visual and Performing Arts2929
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2222
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1717
English Language and Literature & Letters1616
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1616
Construction Trades1414
Personal and Culinary Services77
Philosophy and Religious Studies66
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences55
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics44
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians
Transportation and Materials Moving
Grand Total2,6132,613

A total of 2,613 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Santiago Canyon College.

Graduation rate39%34%43%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 53%

General info

Alternative namesSCC
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff442
Instructional FTE262
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional

Location and Contacts

Address8045 E Chapman
Orange, California, 92869-4512
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Midsize
City population136,000