• 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 89 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 89 students
  • In-state tuition: $15,226
  • Out-state tuition: $15,226
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

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Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 11 teachers has declined by 8% over five years.
Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate's
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
11 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria has declined by 56% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 11:1 over five years.
The Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
89 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
89 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
n/a
6,350 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
240 students
33 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
89 students
1,979 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
69 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
n/a
6,350 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
3 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
6%
12%
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% Hispanic
62%
47%
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% Black
3%
6%
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% White
26%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
% Unknown races
1%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.54
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
37%
27%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
0.14%
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$27,600
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $15,226 is more than the state average of $2,173. The in-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $15,226 is more than the state average of $7,256. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$15,226
$2,173
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$15,226
$7,256
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
100%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$8,770
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,314
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
49%
80%
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria cost?

Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria's tuition is approximately $15,226 for In-State students and $15,226 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria?

The acceptance rate of Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria is 49%, which is lower than the state average of 80%.

What is Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria's ranking?

Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 89 students
  • In-state tuition: $15,226
  • Out-state tuition: $15,226
  • Acceptance Rate: 49%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 74%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Did You Know?

For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,173 per year for in-state students and $7,256 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $20,964 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 score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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