Saddleback College

Tel: (949)582-4500
21,014 students
Public institution

Get admissions information on Saddleback College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

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:
highlights checkmark
Saddleback College serves 21,014 students (38.25% of students are full-time).
highlights checkmark
The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
highlights checkmark
Minority enrollment is 44% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
highlights checkmark
Saddleback College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
highlights checkmark
The nearest community college is Irvine Valley College (11.03 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 447 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Saddleback 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 447 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 21,014 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has increased from 45:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 18% over five years.
Total Enrollment 21,014 students 1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 47:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 8,037 students
810 students
# Part-Time Students 12,977 students
1,017 students
% Asian
9%
2%
% Hispanic
24%
7%
% Black
2%
12%
% White
56%
57%
% Two or more races
5%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
% Non Resident races
2%
2%
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 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $762 is less than the state average of $5,694. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,694 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $762 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,694 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 38%
89%
Source: 2005 (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.

Get admissions information on Saddleback College and online degrees at CampusExplorer.com.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Irvine
    5500 Irvine Center Drive
    IrvineCA 92618
    (949)451-5100
    11.03 Mi | 12,984 students
  • Irvine
    Stanbridge College
    Private for-profit
    2041 Business Ctr Dr Ste 107
    IrvineCA 92612
    (9.4)979-4909
    14.16 Mi | 168 students
  • Irvine
    17590 Gillette Avenue
    IrvineCA 92614
    (949)851-6200
    14.53 Mi | 235 students
  • Costa Mesa
    Pacific College
    Private for-profit
    3160 Red Hill Ave
    Costa MesaCA 92626
    (714)662-4402
    14.96 Mi | 223 students
  • Costa Mesa
    2701 Fairview Road
    Costa MesaCA 92626
    (714)432-5072
    16.48 Mi | 21,832 students
Recent Articles
Why Four Year Community College Degrees May Be Great for California
Why Four Year Community College Degrees May Be Great for California
Recently, a measure passed that allows community colleges in California to offer 4 year degrees. Until now such offerings have been the sole province of other institutions. Now, the game has changed.
Community College Pathways to a Career in Air Traffic Control
Air traffic controllers enjoy secure, interesting work. Earning a degree in ATC at a community college is an excellent first step to securing a job.
Community Colleges Offer Online Options
Community colleges have responded to the needs of working adults with online options.
Related School Videos

View more school videos

Did You Know?
For Orange, 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, 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 0.48. The most diverse community college in Orange, CA is Cypress College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.