Santa Ana College

  • The mission of Santa Ana College is to be a leader and partner in meeting the academic, cultural and workforce economic developments needs of our diverse community.

School Highlights

Santa Ana College serves 27,052 students (19% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Santa Ana College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 824 teachers has grown by 92% over five years.
Santa Ana College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty824 staff308 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Santa Ana College has declined by 8% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has decreased from 67:1 over five years.
The Santa Ana College diversity score of 0.62 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment27,052 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio33:124:1
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# Full-Time Students5,110 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students21,942 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
7%
12%
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% Hispanic
57%
47%
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% Black
1%
6%
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% White
17%
23%
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
15%
6%
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Diversity Score0.620.70
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College Completion Rate
25%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,000$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,318 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 26% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,142$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,318$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid89%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$7,500$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,276$6,000
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Santa Ana College founded in 1915, is a comprehensive community college preparing students for the workplace as well as to transfer to four-year higher learning institutions. Students may earn an associate degree certificate. For those willing to commit to high academic achievement, honors courses are offered. The college also assists students in gaining basic skills and technology proficiency so they can pursue other goals. It is located at the corner of West 17th Street and Bristol in Santa Ana on about 58 acres. Santa Ana College is a public institution committed to the growth and development of its community. In September 2005, SAC will be celebrating its 90th anniversary touting its tradition of academic excellence and cultural diversity. Whether it is for university transfer preparation, career training, or personal development, Santa Ana College is your best choice for advancement! SAC has a reputation for excellence and is continually ranked a state leader for the number of students who transfer each year to a university. We are a top-of-mind choice when it comes to career preparation in fields that are in high demand such as nursing and fire technology. Or, if you are looking to upgrade your current skills, we can help with that, too. Visit us online or in person and see what makes us the best choice.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Santa Ana College is Career Networks Institute (2.1 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Career Networks Institute
    Private for-profit
    385 students | 2.10 Mi1610 E. Saint Andrew Place Suite 200
    Santa Ana, CA 92705
    (714) 437-9697
    2.10385
  • South Coast College
    Private for-profit
    226 students | 2.10 Mi2011 W. Chapman Avenue
    Orange, CA 92868
    (714) 867-5009
    2.10226
  • 589 students | 3.00 Mi12951 Euclid Street, Suite 101
    Garden Grove, CA 92840
    (714) 703-1900
    3.00589
  • 23,192 students | 3.80 Mi11460 Warner Ave.
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708
    (714) 546-7600
    3.8023,192
  • Maric College-Anaheim
    Private, for profit
    n/a students | 3.90 Mi1360 S Anaheim Blvd
    Anaheim, CA 92805
    (714) 758-1500
    3.90n/a
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.