Santa Barbara County Community Colleges

In Santa Barbara County, California, you can find 3 community colleges serving 29,312 students.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is less than the state average of 45:1.

Santa Barbara County Community Colleges

  • College Location Students
  • 93454-Santa Maria
    800 South College Drive
    Santa MariaCA 93454
    (805)922-6966
    10,352 students
  • 93454-Santa Maria
    303 E Plaza Dr Ste 1
    Santa MariaCA 93454
    (805)922-8256
    194 students
  • 93109-Santa Barbara
    721 Cliff Drive
    Santa BarbaraCA 93109
    (805)965-0581
    18,766 students
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,513 per year for in-state students and $6,323 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,535 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. 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 0.48. The most diverse community college in California is California College San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.