Allan Hancock College

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Tel: (805)922-6966
10,352 students
Public institution
Allan Hancock College is your community college located in North Santa Barbara county. For the past 85 years, we have been the doorway to higher education for thousands of area residents. As a local community college, we have defined ourselves by the many faces and needs of those students who have passed through those doors. Whether the student was seeking job skills, to transfer to a four-year college/university, or taking course work as personal enrichment, they found a home at Allan Hancock College.
School Highlights
Allan Hancock College serves 10,352 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
Allan Hancock College is one of 3 community colleges within Santa Barbara County, CA.
The nearest community college is Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria (0.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 282 teachers has declined by 9% over five years.
College Allan Hancock College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 282 staff
61 staff
Allan Hancock College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,352 has declined by 14% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,352 students 1,315 students
Allan Hancock College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1
Allan Hancock College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 3,395 students
815 students
Allan Hancock College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 6,957 students
1,061 students
Allan Hancock College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Allan Hancock College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Allan Hancock College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Allan Hancock College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Allan Hancock College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Allan Hancock College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Allan Hancock College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Allan Hancock College More (2009-2013)
Allan Hancock College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.59 0.70
Allan Hancock College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,346 is less than the state average of $5,590. The in-state tuition has grown by 72% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,666 is less than the state average of $10,086. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,346 $5,590
Allan Hancock College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,666 $10,086
Allan Hancock College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78%
Allan Hancock College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria Campus) is located in the heart of California's beautiful Central Coast, in the town of Santa Maria (pop. around 90,000). The college is the focus for educating the community. It prepares members of our community for the work force, it provides everyone the opportunity to improve their personal and professional skills, and it prepares the lower division students to transfer to a four-year college. Allan Hancock College Foundation awarded in excess of $300,000 in scholarships in May 2007 to Allan Hancock College vocational students, students continuing their education here at Allan Hancock College, and students transferring to four-year institutions from Allan Hancock College. These scholarships are only available to students currently attending Allan Hancock College. Scholarships are available in all areas of study, however some scholarships are in specific donor-oriented categories such as vocational programs, local high-school graduates, veterans (or their children), re-entry students, disabled students, or specific majors.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,038 per year for in-state students and $7,390 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,252 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in California is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.