Allan Hancock College

800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
Tel: (805)922-6966
  • 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 11,047 students (30% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Allan Hancock College is one of 3 community colleges within Santa Barbara County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria (0.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 299 teachers has grown by 15% over five years.
Allan Hancock College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 299 staff 86 staff
Allan Hancock College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 11,047 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has decreased from 38:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.59 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 11,047 students 7,105 students
Allan Hancock College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 37:1 44:1
Allan Hancock College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 3,363 students 1,483 students
Allan Hancock College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 7,684 students 5,622 students
Allan Hancock College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Allan Hancock College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Allan Hancock College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Allan Hancock College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Allan Hancock College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Allan Hancock College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Allan Hancock College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Allan Hancock College More (2010-2016)
Allan Hancock College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.59 0.73
Allan Hancock College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Allan Hancock College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $33,900 -
Allan Hancock College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,346 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,750 is less than the state average of $6,773. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,346 $1,636
Allan Hancock College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,750 $6,773
Allan Hancock College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82% 78%
Allan Hancock College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $10,500 -
Allan Hancock College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,500 -
Allan Hancock College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) 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.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,773 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,081 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 85%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in California is Stanbridge University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.