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 7,321 students (38% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 36:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Santiago Canyon College is one of 17 community colleges within Orange County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Santiago Canyon College is Career Networks Institute (5.6 miles away).

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 LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty204 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Santiago Canyon College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 36:1 has stayed the same 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 Enrollment7,321 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio36:144:1
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# Full-Time Students2,765 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students4,556 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
7%
13%
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% Hispanic
45%
37%
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% Black
2%
7%
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% White
37%
32%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
3%
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% Unknown races
5%
5%
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Diversity Score0.650.73
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College Completion Rate
38%
29%
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,944 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 45% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,142$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$7,944$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid48%78%
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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 Clu
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Career Networks Institute
    Private, for profit
    651 students | 5.60 Mi702 W Town and Country Rd
    Orange CA  92868
    (714)437-9697
    5.60651
  • South Coast College
    Private, for profit
    342 students | 6.20 Mi2011 W. Chapman Avenue
    Orange CA  92868
    (714)867-5009
    6.20342
  • Career College of California
    Private, for profit
    194 students | 6.60 Mi201 E. 4th Street, Suite 200
    Santa Ana CA  92701
    (714)586-5775
    6.60194
  • 29,590 students | 7.30 Mi1530 W. 17th Street
    Santa Ana CA  92706
    (714)564-6000
    7.3029,590
  • 13,157 students | 8.10 Mi5500 Irvine Center Drive
    Irvine CA  92618
    (949)451-5100
    8.1013,157
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