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.
Santa Ana College serves 20,118 students (21% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.
Quick Stats (2023)
- Enrollment: 20,118 students
- In-state tuition: $1,142
- Out-state tuition: $5,318
- Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
- Minority enrollment: 87%
- Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)
Santa Ana College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:
Debt For Students
The teacher population of 824 teachers has grown by 85% over five years.
Santa Ana College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
The student population of Santa Ana College has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
The Santa Ana College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Student : Teacher Ratio
# Full-Time Students
# Part-Time Students
# Enrollment Undergraduate
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
# Full-Time Graduate Students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
Total Dormitory Capacity
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Two or more races
% Non Resident races
% Unknown races
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
Tuition and Acceptance Rate
The public in-state tuition of $1,142 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 $5,318 is less than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 33% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
Median Debt for Graduates
Median Debt for Dropouts
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators
- 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does Santa Ana College cost?
Santa Ana College's tuition is approximately $1,142 for In-State students and $5,318 for Out-State students.
What is Santa Ana College's ranking?
Santa Ana College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Least expensive tuition, Average community college minority breakdown, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.
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