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

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
48%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.86 responses
67%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.86 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 Reviews

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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!
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Santa Barbara City College is ranked #1 community college in the United States! Not only does it have a beautiful view but it has a great amount of classes with most teachers having a high rating on how they manage their classes. Although the school is fenomenal it is full of a lot of international students, this may sometimes result in not getting the class you want or need for that matter. If I could change something it would be that residents have a first pick.
The campus was beautiful and learning experience was amazing! Very easy to find your way around campus and the staff is wonderful. Most of the professors really want you to succeed and offer outside help in order for you to fulfill the requirements. Also, the athletic department is great! So many teams to join and a pretty big stadium!