College of the Canyons

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Tel: (661)259-7800
16,391 students
Public institution

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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 16,391 students (39% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 46:1 is higher than the community college average of 26:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 63%.
College of the Canyons is one of 57 community colleges within Los Angeles County County, CA.
The nearest community college is ITT Technical Institute-Sylmar (9 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 358 teachers has grown by 10% over five years.
College of the Canyons Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate/Associates 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 358 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 16,391 teachers has declined by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 64:1 has increased from 62:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.60 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
16,391 students
1,282 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 46:1
26:1
# Full-Time Students
6,343 students
816 students
# Part-Time Students 10,048 students
1,024 students
College of the Canyons sch enrollment College of the Canyons sta enrollment
% Asian
8%
2%
% Hispanic
43%
7%
% Black
5%
12%
% White
38%
57%
% Two or more races
4%
2%
% Unknown races
1%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
College of the Canyons sch ethnicity College of the Canyons 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. 0.60 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,154 is less than the state average of $5,940. The in-state tuition has grown by 72% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,450 is less than the state average of $10,047. The out-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,154 $5,940
College of the Canyons In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,450 $10,047
College of the Canyons Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 50%
89%
Source: 2013 (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.

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For Los Angeles, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,198 per year for in-state students and $6,035 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,771 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles, CA is 71%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles, 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 0.59, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles, CA is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.