Santa Barbara City College: Review & Facts

Santa Barbara City College
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Santa Barbara City College is a very large two-year, public school with 19,265 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1909 and is one of the 8 schools located in Santa Barbara, California.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
65
Santa Barbara City College will give you the option to receive a several-month certificate, 1-year certificate, associate's degree, or 2-year certificate.

SBCC follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and offers choices in 65 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Biology, Medical, Communication and Journalism, and Work and Family Studies. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings versus other schools and colleges.
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Student Retention
58%
Santa Barbara City College student retention rate is low at 58% (way below California average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

The graduation rate at Santa Barbara City College is low: 43%. Approximately 29% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Santa Barbara City College is really disappointing: 45:1. Find out more information about instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$7,300
Average tuition price is low - about $7,200 per academic year. The additional fees at SBCC beyond tuition are nearly $100; which makes it a total of $7,300 per year.

Read the details about Santa Barbara City College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repayning them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Santa Barbara City College will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Santa Barbara City College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call the school's general information office at (805) 965-0581 or check Santa Barbara City College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Safety
Grade
A
Santa Barbara City College offers a distance education program, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Santa Barbara City College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
No
Currently there is no on-campus housing at Santa Barbara City College.

Based on the college crime data, Santa Barbara City College appears to be a safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Santa Barbara City College Location and Maps



Post Address: Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394, USA
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