• 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 9,003 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 20:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,003 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,142
  • Out-state tuition: $7,944
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Santiago Canyon College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute

School Overview

The teacher population of 451 teachers has grown by 121% over five years.
Santiago Canyon College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Not applicable, not in Carnegie universe (not accredited or nondegree-granting)
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
451 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Santiago Canyon College has declined by 26% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 20:1 has decreased from 26:1 over five years.
The Santiago Canyon College diversity score of 0.67 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,003 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
20:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,764 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,239 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
669 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,764 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
6,239 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
9%
14%
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% Hispanic
43%
45%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
37%
26%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.67
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
7.16%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,246. 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 $6,603. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,142
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,944
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
69%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$4,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,500
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%

Sports

Total Sports Offered
7 sports
Sports
Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
International Student Club
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Santiago Canyon College cost?

Santiago Canyon College's tuition is approximately $1,142 for In-State students and $7,944 for Out-State students.

What sports does Santiago Canyon College offer?

Santiago Canyon College offers 7 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo.

What is Santiago Canyon College's ranking?

Santiago Canyon College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 9,003 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,142
  • Out-state tuition: $7,944
  • Student:teacher ratio: 20:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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