Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria

303 E Plaza Dr Ste 1
Santa Maria, CA 93454-0000
Tel: (805)922-8256
  • 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%.
  • Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria is one of 3 community colleges within Santa Barbara County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Allan Hancock College (0.80 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 18 teachers has grown by 50% 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 staff92 staff
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 204 has declined by 26% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 11:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
  • The school's 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
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio11:144:1
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students204 students1,613 students
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
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Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
3%
13%
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
69%
37%
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
-
7%
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Black (2007-2013)
% White
25%
32%
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
1%
3%
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria More (2010-2016)
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria 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.0.460.73
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
37%
29%
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2011)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$27,600$34,900
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $15,226 is less than the state average of $18,802. The private state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,226$18,802
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%78%
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$19,156$9,500
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,750$5,500
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate49%96%
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria Percent Admitted (2007-2010)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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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 $18,802 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 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.