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

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
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
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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 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.
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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!
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.