College of the Canyons

  • 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 17,148 students (36% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • College of the Canyons is one of 51 community colleges within Los Angeles County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to College of the Canyons is Los Angeles Mission College (10.5 miles away).

Top Placements

College of the Canyons places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 358 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
College of the Canyons(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty358 staff97 staff
College of the Canyons Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of College of the Canyons has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The College of the Canyons diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment17,148 students7,516 students
College of the Canyons Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio48:144:1
College of the Canyons Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students6,227 students1,613 students
College of the Canyons Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students10,921 students5,903 students
College of the Canyons Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
College of the Canyons Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
College of the Canyons American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2011)
% Asian
College of the Canyons Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
College of the Canyons Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
College of the Canyons Black (2007-2016)
% White
College of the Canyons White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
College of the Canyons More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
College of the Canyons Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
College of the Canyons Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.640.73
College of the Canyons Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
College of the Canyons Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,900$34,600
College of the Canyons Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,154 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 $5,474 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,154$1,636
College of the Canyons In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,474$6,797
College of the Canyons Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid61%78%
College of the Canyons % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,490$9,500
College of the Canyons Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
College of the Canyons Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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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