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  2. Value
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  3. Diversity
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  4. Safety
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  5. Student Life
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  6. Location
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Santa Barbara City is a public college located in Santa Barbara, California. It is a mid-size institution with an enrollment of 6,474 undergraduate students. The Santa Barbara City acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Liberal Arts and Humanities, Natural Sciences, and Psychology. Graduating 33% of students, Santa Barbara City alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $26,100.
About Santa Barbara City College...
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
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Cost

Net Price
$10,984/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $8,263/ year
  • $30-48k
    $9,401/ year
  • $49-75k
    $12,136/ year
  • $76-110k
    $14,377/ year
  • $110k+
    $15,425/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
45:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
81%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.93 responses
47%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
6,474Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
15%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$34,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
33%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%

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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!
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Santa Barbara City College is the number one community college in the nation for transferable credits! Located a stones-throw from beautiful sunny California beaches, it is no surprise it has been accredited as the best community college in the country.
The best thing about SBCC is the quality of education. Professors are very helpful if you seek it and extremely knowledgeable. They push you more that you would expect from a community college so it is taught at university level standards. I also think that the facilities are pretty awesome with a beautiful stadium that overlooks the ocean and great library and computer lab. Start here, have some fun at the beach across the street, and learn lots!