College of the Canyons

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355-1899
Tel: (661)259-7800
17,148 students
Public institution
College of the Canyons is dedicated to enhancing our reputation as a leading two-year college, recognized locally, regionally and statewide for technical advancement, institutional effectiveness, student support, model academic and professional programs, excellence in teaching and learning, and the sense of community that we provide to our students and staff.
School Highlights
College of the Canyons serves 17,148 students (36% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
College of the Canyons is one of 55 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Sylmar (9.00 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 358 teachers has grown by 6% over five years.
College College of the Canyons (CA) Community College Avg.
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 358 staff
78 staff

Student Body

The student population of 17,148 has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has decreased from 59:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 17,148 students 2,419 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 48:1
# Full-Time Students 6,227 students
1,297 students
# Part-Time Students 10,921 students
5,258 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
% Non Resident races
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. 0.65 0.73

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,154 is less than the state average of $1,220. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,234 is less than the state average of $6,184. The out-state tuition has grown by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,154 $1,220
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,234 $6,184
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 61%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • College of the Canyons is a learning-centered community college that provides academic education and workforce training at the lower division level, to all capable of profiting from instruction. The college began in 1969 with only 800 students located on the campus of Hart High School in Newhall. It now serves more than 17,000 students each term by providing high-quality academic and technical programs including 1,528 class sections, 38 certificate training programs, 55 disciplines/majors, and 34 computer labs. Seventeen intercollegiate athletic programs, nine women's sports and eight men's, provide opportunities to participate in athletics for all who are interested. College of the Canyons is truly a one-of-a-kind resource for the Santa Clarita Valley. It has distinguished itself as one of the premier community colleges in California and is recognized for its leadership in correlating education with economic development, job retention and job creation. It is noted for its high quality academics, excellent facilities, faculty, staff, support systems and effective management of resources. Innovative programs involving partnerships with businesses, alliances with community members and other educational institutions combined with a high-energy, on campus environment have poised the college for the future.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 607 students | 9.00 Mi12669 Encinitas Ave
    Sylmar CA 91342
  • 10,191 students | 10.50 Mi13356 Eldridge Avenue
    Sylmar CA 91342
  • National Career College
    Private for-profit
    147 students | 14.40 Mi14355 Roscoe Blvd
    Panorama City CA 91402
  • 21,034 students | 15.30 Mi6201 Winnetka Ave
    Woodland Hills CA 91371
  • 469 students | 15.90 Mi6725 Kester Ave
    Van Nuys CA 91405
    (818) 785-2726
Did You Know?
For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,220 per year for in-state students and $6,160 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,948 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 70%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA 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 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Keck Graduate Institute. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.