• 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 20,027 students (22% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 20,027 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,104
  • Out-state tuition: $7,272
  • Student:teacher ratio: 27:1
  • Minority enrollment: 72%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 748 teachers has grown by 60% over five years.
Sacramento City 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
748 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Sacramento City College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 28:1 over five years.
The Sacramento City College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
20,027 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
27:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,386 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
15,641 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
129 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,386 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
15,641 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
19%
14%
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% Hispanic
31%
45%
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% Black
10%
5%
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% White
28%
26%
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% Hawaiian
2%
n/a
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% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.77
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
7.6%
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)
$36,800
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,104 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 $7,272 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,104
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,272
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
89%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,166
$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

  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Sacramento City College cost?

Sacramento City College's tuition is approximately $1,104 for In-State students and $7,272 for Out-State students.

What schools are Sacramento City College often compared to?

Sacramento City Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like American River College by visitors of our site.

What is Sacramento City College's ranking?

Sacramento City College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Diversity in US community colleges and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 20,027 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,104
  • Out-state tuition: $7,272
  • Student:teacher ratio: 27:1
  • Minority enrollment: 72%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

Sacramento County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Sacramento County, CA is International Academy of Design and Technology-Sacramento. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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