Saddleback College

28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo
CA, 92692-3635
Tel: (949)582-4500
22,114 students
Public institution

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Our mission is to provide access to learning opportunities that promote student success; to foster intellectual growth, individual expression, and character development; and to support a dynamic and diverse environment of innovation and collegiality.
School Highlights:
Saddleback College serves 22,114 students (37% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 34% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
Saddleback College is one of 17 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
The nearest community college is Irvine Valley College (11 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Saddleback College 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

Student Body

The student population of 22,114 teachers has grown by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 53:1 has increased from 49:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
22,114 students
1,303 students
Saddleback College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
8,179 students
832 students
Saddleback College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 13,935 students
1,036 students
Saddleback College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Saddleback College sch enrollment Saddleback College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
Saddleback College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
Saddleback College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
Saddleback College Black (2006-2012)
% White
Saddleback College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
Saddleback College More (2009-2012)
Saddleback College sch ethnicity Saddleback College sta ethnicity
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. 0.52 0.44
Saddleback College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $762 is less than the state average of $5,845. The in-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,694 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $762 $5,845
Saddleback College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,694 $10,047
Saddleback College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

We are one of California's top community colleges, known for our well-equipped high-tech learning centers and laboratories, challenging academic curricula, strong student support services, and high transfer rate to universities around the country. Our reputation for excellence continues to attract high quality faculty members and administrators from across the United States. At Saddleback College, students are our top priority. Class sizes here are small and students can expect to receive individual attention from their professors. There is a full range of counseling, career planning and job placement services, financial aid programs, as well as assistance for those with learning disabilities and/or physical limitations. We offer on-campus childcare, a fully staffed Health Center and a variety of tutorial programs. In addition, we have extensive programs and services for re-entry men and women, for older adults through our Emeritus Institute, and for professionals in need of continuing educational credits. We are a premier cultural, entertainment and recreational site in South Orange County. Throughout the year, Saddleback College hosts lectures by news makers and scholars, stages theatre productions and concerts, and screens classic and contemporary foreign films. This upcoming year marks the 29th anniversary of our award-winning Saddleback Civic Light Opera program. Our athletic department proudly boasts 19 intercollegiate teams with a solid reputation for success. In the past 3 decades the Gauchos have earned over 120 conference, state and national titles. The college is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges, of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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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. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $27,625 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Orange County, CA is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

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 0.69, which is higher than the national average of 0.44. The most diverse community college in Orange County, CA is Maric College-Anaheim. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.