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 86 students (100% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 5:1 is lower than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 84% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.

Top Rankings

Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria ranks 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.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Mixed Baccalaureate/Associate'sAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate for-profitPublic
Total Faculty18 staff149 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria has declined by 57% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 5:1 has decreased from 23:1 over five years.
The Santa Barbara Business College-Santa Maria diversity score of 0.38 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 17% over five years.
Total Enrollment86 students8,598 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio5:145:1
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# Full-Time Students86 students2,015 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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1%
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% Asian
1%
12%
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% Hispanic
77%
43%
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% Black
3%
7%
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% White
16%
25%
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% Hawaiian
1%
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% Two or more races
1%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.380.73
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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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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The private state tuition of $15,226 is less than the state average of $19,155. The private state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$15,226$19,155
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid100%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$23,205$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,308$5,751
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Acceptance Rate49%85%
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Source: 2019 (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).
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,458 per year for in-state students and $6,710 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,155 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 equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in California is Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.