Sacramento City College

  • Sacramento City College is an open-access, comprehensive community college, serving a diverse student population. We provide a wide range of educational opportunities and support services leading to transfer, career advancement, basic skills development, and personal enrichment. Through these efforts, we contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of the community.
School Highlights
  • Sacramento City College serves 23,317 students (26% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 50:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 65% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Sacramento City College is one of 11 community colleges within Sacramento County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Sacramento City College is Carrington College-Sacramento (6.3 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 467 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
Sacramento City College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty467 staff97 staff
Sacramento City College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Sacramento City College has declined by 6% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 50:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Sacramento City College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment23,317 students7,516 students
Sacramento City College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio50:144:1
Sacramento City College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students6,063 students1,613 students
Sacramento City College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students17,254 students5,903 students
Sacramento City College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Sacramento City College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Sacramento City College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Sacramento City College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Sacramento City College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Sacramento City College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Sacramento City College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Sacramento City College Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
Sacramento City College More (2009-2016)
% Non Resident races
Sacramento City College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Sacramento City College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.770.73
Sacramento City College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Sacramento City College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,800$34,600
Sacramento City College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,104 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,272 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,104$1,636
Sacramento City College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$7,272$6,797
Sacramento City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%78%
Sacramento City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$9,500
Sacramento City College Median debt for students who have completed (2010-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,100$5,500
Sacramento City College Median debt for students who have not completed (2010-2015)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Sacramento City College, part of the Los Rios Community College District, provides educational opportunities for nearly 22,000 students at the college and its three outreach centers. Classes are offered to California residents at a tremendous savings over four-year colleges, universities, and trade schools. And SCC is a leader in providing lower division programs that prepare students for successful transfer. We also offer occupational programs that meet the current needs of business and industry. With its many redwood and pine trees, ivy-covered walkways, and mix of classic and modern architecture, Sacramento City College has the look and feel of a traditional university. The purpose of Sacramento City College is to provide academic, training, and social opportunities where critical thinking and critical skills are developed. The college is responsive to the emerging educational needs of the community. The college is a resource for the community, the economic evolution of the community, and a portal to the global marketplace. To implement its philosophical commitments and purpose, the college provides a variety of programs, which include General Education, Occupational Education, Developmental and Basic Skills Education and Distance Education. Sacramento City College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The University of California and all other accredited colleges and universities give full credit for appropriate courses completed at Sacramento City College.

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Did You Know?
Sacramento community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Sacramento is Cosumnes River College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.