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Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, CA 2-Year Public
Acceptance Rate100%
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About Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College Overview

Santa Barbara City College is a public school in the small town setting of Santa Barbara, California. Santa Barbara City College was founded in 1909 and now enrolls around 18,092 students per year year, which includes 18,092 undergraduate students.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is August 19.

Student Involvement at Santa Barbara City College

Love music or performing?

Santa Barbara City College does not have any greek life opportunties.

Planning to play sports? Santa Barbara City College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Santa Barbara City College on the Student Life page.

2022 Santa Barbara City College Facts At-A-Glance
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Is Santa Barbara City College a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these areas to get a better idea of what Santa Barbara City College offers and if the school might be a good choice for you.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Santa Barbara City College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes for Santa Barbara City College Grads

Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.

Check with Santa Barbara City College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Santa Barbara City College's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

As of 2022, the total market value of Santa Barbara City College's endowment was $21.1 million. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. The school spends $2,587 for each full-time student enrolled.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Santa Barbara City College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

For information on Santa Barbara City College's financial aid options for first-year students, check with the school directly.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Santa Barbara City College.

Based on this information, how does Santa Barbara City College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for another! So ask yourself: Is Santa Barbara City College a good school for you?

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Where is Santa Barbara City College?

Santa Barbara City College is located in the small town setting of Santa Barbara, California.

If you are interested in seeing Santa Barbara City College for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take State Highway 101 to Santa Barbara, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Santa Barbara Municipal.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Santa Barbara City College and Santa Barbara are like without leaving home.

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College Info

721 Cliff Drive Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394

Campus Setting: Small Town

Santa Barbara City College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Aug 19

Transfer Applications are Due

Aug 19

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Santa Barbara City College is Aug 19.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Santa Barbara City College is Aug 19.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

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Santa Barbara City College Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Santa Barbara City College is like? There are approximately 18,092 students enrolled at Santa Barbara City College. 44% percent of students attend school full-time, 94% percent are from CA and 6% percent of students are from other states.


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