Santiago Canyon College

  • Santiago Canyon College (SCC) is a diverse learning community dedicated to intellectual and personal growth. Our purpose is to foster a learning environment that helps students develop knowledge and understanding, critical thinking, sound decision making, cultural awareness, effective communication skills, and a commitment to local and global citizenship. Santiago Canyon College offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes university transfer, associate degree and certificate programs. In addition, we provide community services, career education, continuing education, high school diploma program, basic skills development, and a range of support services for full and part-time students, including those with family and career responsibilities. At SCC, we encourage students to plan, implement, and evaluate their educational progress through meaningful reflection and interaction with both the college and community. Our mission is to educate students regarding College policies, procedures, services, and Online Records by providing clear and concise information. Since Admissions & Records staff members believe that service to students is our top priority, it is our goal to provide information within a supportive and positive atmosphere.

School Highlights

Santiago Canyon College serves 11,373 students (27% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.

Top Placements

Santiago Canyon College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 204 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Santiago Canyon College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty204 staff145 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Santiago Canyon College has grown by 55% over five years.
The Santiago Canyon College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment11,373 students8,590 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio56:145:1
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# Full-Time Students3,056 students2,007 students
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# Part-Time Students8,317 students6,583 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
8%
12%
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% Hispanic
49%
43%
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% Black
2%
7%
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% White
31%
25%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.650.73
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College Completion Rate
39%
31%
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,458. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,944 is more than the state average of $6,710. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,142$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,944$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid53%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,725$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,500
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Sports

Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Water PoloBasketball, Soccer,
Softball, Swimming,
Tennis, Volleyball,
Water Polo

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
International Student Club
Source: 2019 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Santiago Canyon College is South Coast College (6.2 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • South Coast College
    Private for-profit
    221 students | 6.20 Mi2011 W. Chapman Avenue
    Orange CA  92868
    (714) 867-5009
    6.20221
  • Career Networks Institute
    Private for-profit
    338 students | 6.30 Mi702 W Town and Country Rd
    Orange CA  92868
    (714) 437-9697
    6.30338
  • 28,425 students | 7.40 Mi1530 W. 17th Street
    Santa Ana CA  92706
    (714) 564-6000
    7.4028,425
  • Maric College-Anaheim
    Private, for profit
    n/a students | 8.10 Mi1360 S Anaheim Blvd
    Anaheim CA  92805
    (714) 758-1500
    8.10n/a
  • 13,052 students | 8.30 Mi5500 Irvine Center Drive
    Irvine CA  92618
    (949) 451-5100
    8.3013,052
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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 $19,072 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 California College San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.