26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 20,573 students (30% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 20,573 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,154
  • Out-state tuition: $5,474
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 836 teachers has grown by 133% over five years.
College of the Canyons
(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
836 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of the Canyons has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 23:1 over five years.
The College of the Canyons diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
20,573 students
7,899 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
6,078 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
14,495 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
124 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
6,078 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
14,495 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
12%
14%
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% Hispanic
47%
45%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
33%
26%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.65
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
42%
35%
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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)
$42,900
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,154 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,474 is less than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,154
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,474
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
73%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,714
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does College of the Canyons cost?

College of the Canyons's tuition is approximately $1,154 for In-State students and $5,474 for Out-State students.

What is College of the Canyons's ranking?

College of the Canyons ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 20,573 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,154
  • Out-state tuition: $5,474
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Los Angeles County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,211 per year for in-state students and $6,572 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $24,568 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 75%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Los Angeles County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Los Angeles County, CA is Los Angeles Film School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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