Santa Ana College

Tel: (714)564-6000
16,596 students
Public institution
The mission of Santa Ana College is to be a leader and partner in meeting the academic, cultural and workforce economic developments needs of our diverse community.
School Highlights:
Santa Ana College serves 16,596 students (27.83% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is lower than the community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Santa Ana College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
The nearest community college is Career College of California (1.40 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 425 teachers has declined by 26% over five years.
College Santa Ana 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 425 staff
61 staff
Santa Ana College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 16,596 teachers has declined by 37% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has decreased from 48:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.57 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 39% over five years.
Total Enrollment 16,596 students 1,296 students
Santa Ana College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 39:1
Santa Ana College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 4,618 students
810 students
Santa Ana College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 11,978 students
1,036 students
Santa Ana College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Santa Ana College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Santa Ana College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Santa Ana College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Santa Ana College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Santa Ana College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Santa Ana College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Santa Ana College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Santa Ana College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Santa Ana 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. 0.57 0.53
Santa Ana College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,174 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,142 $5,694
Santa Ana College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,174 $10,252
Santa Ana College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 77%
Santa Ana College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Santa Ana College founded in 1915, is a comprehensive community college preparing students for the workplace as well as to transfer to four-year higher learning institutions. Students may earn an associate degree certificate. For those willing to commit to high academic achievement, honors courses are offered. The college also assists students in gaining basic skills and technology proficiency so they can pursue other goals. It is located at the corner of West 17th Street and Bristol in Santa Ana on about 58 acres. Santa Ana College is a public institution committed to the growth and development of its community. In September 2005, SAC will be celebrating its 90th anniversary touting its tradition of academic excellence and cultural diversity. Whether it is for university transfer preparation, career training, or personal development, Santa Ana College is your best choice for advancement! SAC has a reputation for excellence and is continually ranked a state leader for the number of students who transfer each year to a university. We are a top-of-mind choice when it comes to career preparation in fields that are in high demand such as nursing and fire technology. Or, if you are looking to upgrade your current skills, we can help with that, too. Visit us online or in person and see what makes us the best choice.

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Did You Know?
For Orange County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,144 per year for in-state students and $5,682 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Orange 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 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Orange County, CA is Cypress College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.