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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Safety
    A-
  5. Student Life
    A+
  6. Location
    A+
Santa Barbara City is an above-average public college located in Santa Barbara, California. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,509 undergraduate students. The Santa Barbara City acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Communications. Graduating 41% of students, Santa Barbara City alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,900.
About Santa Barbara City College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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Santa Barbara City College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$11,082/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$4,553/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
40%

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
27:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
49%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.91 responses
66%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.91 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,509Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
9,876
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
6%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
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  • Diverse
    75%
  • Helpful
    13%
  • Outgoing
    13%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$36,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
41%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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Santa Barbara City College Reviews

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It is the #1 city college in the nation and they live up to that title! everything is incredibly cheap compared to other city colleges and universities. Campus is directly across the street from the beach and has a beautiful view of the mountains. There is major faculty and student support across campus, free breakfast during midterm and finals week, often giving out free testing supplies and food. 2 years of free college as well (textbooks and school supplies included) if you graduate from a local high school.
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Santa Barbara City College is such an amazing and diverse community college. I loved going to school with people of all ages, race, gender and more. Every single staff member and professor are endlessly helpful. They have great path to success programs and counselors to help every student strive to be their best! They are a 5/5 star rating under any aspect from professors to academics to clubs and it doesn't matter who you are or what you enjoy because everyone and anyone can find their passion and style at Santa Barbara city college!
My time of Santa Barbara City College was one of the best educational experiences of my life. The professors are passionate and extremely talented in not just their fields but in teaching as well. The campus is small but spacious and with the most breath taking view of the beach and town that is just down the road. The food is absolutely wonderful and there is a plethora of employment opportunities for all students. The administrative staff is incredibly kind, supportive, and highly dedicated to the success and well being of all students. Furthermore, the Transfer Academy and the over all prestigious status of the school as a city college opens students up to a variety of other universities. Santa Barbara City College is a remarkable school that I feel honored to have attended.