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 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 17 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Santa Ana College is Career College of California (1.4 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 444 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Santa Ana College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty444 staff97 staff
Santa Ana College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Santa Ana College has grown by 70% over five years.
  • The Santa Ana College 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 Enrollment29,590 students7,516 students
Santa Ana College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio67:144:1
Santa Ana College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students4,948 students1,613 students
Santa Ana College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students24,642 students5,903 students
Santa Ana College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Santa Ana College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
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 Score0.600.73
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 $6,797. 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$6,797
Santa Ana College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%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.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Career College of California
    Private, for profit
    194 students | 1.40 Mi201 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
    Santa Ana CA  92701
  • Career Networks Institute
    Private, for profit
    651 students | 1.80 Mi702 W Town and Country Rd
    Orange CA  92868
  • South Coast College
    Private, for profit
    342 students | 2.10 Mi2011 W. Chapman Avenue
    Orange CA  92868
  • 974 students | 3.20 Mi12951 Euclid Street, Suite 101
    Garden Grove CA  92840
  • 11,313 students | 3.80 Mi11460 Warner Ave.
    Fountain Valley CA  92708
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.