800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • Allan Hancock College is your community college located in North Santa Barbara county. For the past 85 years, we have been the doorway to higher education for thousands of area residents. As a local community college, we have defined ourselves by the many faces and needs of those students who have passed through those doors. Whether the student was seeking job skills, to transfer to a four-year college/university, or taking course work as personal enrichment, they found a home at Allan Hancock College.

School Highlights

Allan Hancock College serves 10,248 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,248 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,346
  • Out-state tuition: $6,750
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Allan Hancock College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 605 teachers has grown by 102% over five years.
Allan Hancock College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
605 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Allan Hancock College has declined by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has decreased from 20:1 over five years.
The Allan Hancock College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
10,248 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,938 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,310 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
665 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,938 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,310 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
4%
14%
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% Hispanic
61%
45%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
26%
26%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.56
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
6.25%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$33,900
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,346 is more than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,750 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,346
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,750
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
87%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,478
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,000
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Allan Hancock College (Santa Maria Campus) is located in the heart of California's beautiful Central Coast, in the town of Santa Maria (pop. around 90,000). The college is the focus for educating the community. It prepares members of our community for the work force, it provides everyone the opportunity to improve their personal and professional skills, and it prepares the lower division students to transfer to a four-year college. Allan Hancock College Foundation awarded in excess of $300,000 in scholarships in May 2007 to Allan Hancock College vocational students, students continuing their education here at Allan Hancock College, and students transferring to four-year institutions from Allan Hancock College. These scholarships are only available to students currently attending Allan Hancock College. Scholarships are available in all areas of study, however some scholarships are in specific donor-oriented categories such as vocational programs, local high-school graduates, veterans (or their children), re-entry students, disabled students, or specific majors.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Allan Hancock College cost?

Allan Hancock College's tuition is approximately $1,346 for In-State students and $6,750 for Out-State students.

What is Allan Hancock College's ranking?

Allan Hancock College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 10,248 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,346
  • Out-state tuition: $6,750
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,246 per year for in-state students and $6,603 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,540 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 81%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in California is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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