Santa Barbara City College

721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394

About Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College is classified as a large, rural-serving public Associate’s college serving over 7,500 full time students. Rural-serving institutions are located in areas with a total population of less than 500,000 residents. This very large two-year institution has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of at least 10,000 students. This institution awards associate’s degrees and no bachelor’s degrees. According to data for fall enrollment, up to 60% of undergraduates are enrolled part-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this two-year associate’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate19,753
Student Age% Under 2564%
 % 25 and Over36%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time40%
 % Part-time60%
Race/Ethnicity% White36.4%
 % Black2.3%
 % Asian4.4%
 % Latino23.6%
 % Native American0.8%
 % Race Unknown27.1%
 % International student5%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareYes
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePublic
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Academic Information

Distance Learning AvailableYes
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionYes
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptNot applicable
 High School RankingNot applicable
 College Prep CoursesNot applicable
 Letter of RecommendationNot applicable
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNot applicable
 Admissions ExaminationNot applicable
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Not applicable
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT0%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT0%

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$
 In-State Tuition & Fees$814
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$5,938
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid28%
 % Undergraduates with Loans10%
 % Undergraduates with Grants28%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,620
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,980
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$2,818
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,078

Neighborhood Data for the Santa Barbara Area

Median Age35.8
Median Household Income$63,401
Total Population88,192
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total49.8% 50.2%
 Age 0-950.9%49.1%
 Age 10-1749.1%50.9%
 Age 18-2451.0%49.0%
 Age 25-2953.0%47.0%
 Age 30-3954.7%45.3%
Race/Ethnicity% White74.8%
 % Black1.9%
 % Asian3.8%
 % Latino38.4%
 % Native American0.6%
 % Pacific Islander0.3%
 % Indian (South Asia)0.4%


On Campus Housing ProvidedNo
Meal Plan ProvidedNo
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$10,980
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$1,359
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $5002.0%9.3%0.8%
 $500 to $7496.5%3.6%0.0%
 $750 to $99940.0%12.4%6.6%
 Over $100051.5%74.8%87.6%
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