Santa Ana College

1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92706-3398
Tel: (714)564-6000
  • 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 29,590 students (17% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Santa Ana College is one of 18 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Career College of California (1.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 444 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Santa Ana College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 444 staff 86 staff
Santa Ana College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 29,590 has grown by 78% over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.60 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 29,590 students 7,105 students
Santa Ana College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 67:1 44:1
Santa Ana College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 4,948 students 1,483 students
Santa Ana College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 24,642 students 5,622 students
Santa Ana College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Santa Ana College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
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Santa Ana College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Santa Ana College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Santa Ana College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Santa Ana College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Santa Ana College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
- -
Santa Ana College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
Santa Ana College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Santa Ana College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Santa Ana College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.60 0.73
Santa Ana College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Santa Ana College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $37,000 $34,900
Santa Ana College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,318 is less than the state average of $6,773. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,142 $1,636
Santa Ana College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,318 $6,773
Santa Ana College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78% 78%
Santa Ana College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $10,500 $9,500
Santa Ana College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,250 $5,500
Santa Ana College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (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.

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Did You Know?
For Orange County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,169 per year for in-state students and $5,772 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Orange County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.66, which is equal to the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Orange County, CA is Stanbridge University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.