Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria

  • In 1980, SBBCollege opened a campus in Santa Maria to better serve students in northern Santa Barbara County and San Luis Obispo County. The Santa Maria college campus quickly became a local college favorite along the central coast. The campus offers computer and medical labs and a learning resource center. Our technical college in Santa Maria serves the communities of santa maria, lompoc, arroyo grande, grover beach, nipomo, oceano, pismo beach, solvang, santa ynez, buellton, casmalia, guadalupe, los alamos, los olivos, new cuyama, san luis obispo, santa margarita, paso robles, morro bay, los osos, creston, bradley, atascadero, and other nearby areas. At Santa Barbara Business College, helping students prepare for new careers begins with an initial interview. By taking the time to personally meet with you, our representatives can help you discover a clear path for your field of study. Our staff is trained to listen to each student's personal interests and goals. After evaluating your needs, we will review the curriculum that is most appropriate for you, to provide the best opportunities for success in today's job market.

School Highlights

Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria serves 204 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 11:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.

Top Placements

Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 18 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty18 staff97 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria diversity score of 0.46 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment204 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio11:144:1
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# Full-Time Students204 students1,613 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
3%
13%
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% Hispanic
69%
37%
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% Black
-
7%
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% White
25%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
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% Two or more races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score0.460.73
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College Completion Rate
37%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,600$34,600
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Finances and Admission

The private state tuition of $15,226 is less than the state average of $19,157. The private state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,226$19,157
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$19,156$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
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Acceptance Rate49%85%
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria is Allan Hancock College (0.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 11,047 students | 0.80 Mi800 South College Drive
    Santa Maria CA  93454
    (805) 922-6966
    0.8011,047
  • 9,221 students | 27.70 MiHighway 1
    San Luis Obispo CA  93403
    (805) 546-3100
    27.709,221
  • 17,927 students | 55.70 Mi721 Cliff Drive
    Santa Barbara CA  93109
    (805) 965-0581
    55.7017,927
  • 5,217 students | 79.50 Mi29 Cougar Court
    Taft CA  93268
    (661) 763-7700
    79.505,217
  • 12,928 students | 82.20 Mi4667 Telegraph Rd
    Ventura CA  93003
    (805) 654-6400
    82.2012,928
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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.

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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 Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.