B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Experience
    B+
  6. Location
    A-
Santa Barbara City College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Website

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$10,718/ year
National
$15,431
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,134/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,612/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,004/ year
  • $76-110k
    $13,847/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,826/ year

Academics

Professors
C
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
49:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
46%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.83 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.83 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
8,356Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
5%
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After Santa Barbara City College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$33,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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Santa Barbara City College Reviews

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SBCC is the best community college in the nation! It offers a great diverse and international environment. There are a lot of international students, so class discussions are very interesting and offer diverse perspectives. SBCC also offers great resources to help students such as the writing center, the career center and the transfer center and academy. For a community college, there are so many resources that are offered to students which is very helpful.

I would highly recommend this community college because not only is it set in one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, but also because you will receive a great education at a great price and you will have a great time making friends and exploring the city.

If you are looking to be part of a vibrant, international community, I would highly recommend this college!
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Santa Barbara city college was the best choice for me, considering I wasn't going to go to a 4-year university straight after high school but still wanted the college-experience. There's tons of students my age, plus lots of diversity with the students, there's tons of international students which is cool because I get to learn about teens my age from other countries and have friends around the world. There are lots of activities to do on campus , plus athletic teams, and tons of interesting classes to sign up for. The teachers are all very nice and the classes are good sizes and I've enjoyed all the ones I've signed up for, even if I'm having trouble in a class there are tutors with almost each class. Not to mention the campus itself is beautiful! Look out any classroom window and you have a view of the ocean and palm trees , feels like a go to school in a vacation area. Overall I love going to SBCC , I've made tons of friends and I wouldn't want to go to any other school.
What i love about SBCC and what makes the school unique is the opportunities that the school grants us students. As a high school student i was extremely unmotivated regarding education, i worked as a top-selling salesman and truly made my vision about education obsolete. A couple of months later i graduated; and as i always had my vision about becoming a successful businessman, i quickly realized that my vision might be nothing but merely a dream without education.

I was still not motivated enough to study in Sweden, so i decided to move to my dream state in America: California. I decided to attend SBCC because of my low G.P.A. A few months into college my motivation was as high as ever, and there are too many attributes about the school that i could point out. Although, the main reasons to why it is Americas number one college are because of the many faculties and student aid assistance that the school provides. I have personally not taken full use of these student aid options because my motivation has been high enough to achieve a 4.0 G.P.A without them. Nevertheless, i think that the most unique attribute about this school is that if you as a student perform well and achieve a high G.P.A, you can transfer to almost any school in the country. I admire SBCC because of the opportunities that i am given if i excel in my studies!