Santa Barbara City College

721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA
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Questions and Answers about Santa Barbara City College

Kelaiah B.
6 months ago
What is the average cost of attendance for SBCC?
Luis R.
8 months ago
What intramural sport clubs are available at Santa Barbara City College?
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8 months ago
Where can I find scholarships opportunities that Santa Barbara City College offers?
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8 months ago
Is there a gym for the students?
Luis R.
8 months ago
When does SBCC host soccer try-outs?
Luis R.
8 months ago
What is the cost range for the different housing that is available to freshmen?

Majors offered at Santa Barbara City College

Biggest majors
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Biological and Physical Sciences
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

Academics at Santa Barbara City College

Student Faculty Ratio
27 to 1
School type
Public 2-year institution

Demographics for Santa Barbara City College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Santa Barbara City College Students9%9%42%49%2%3%3%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Santa Barbara City College Students
17%
81%
Male
Female
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Santa Barbara City College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)105k
Senior Mechanical Designer89k
Food and Beverage Director85k
Operations Manager72k
Health Information Management (HIM) Manager70k
Child Care Center Director63k
Executive Assistant51k
Based on 476 student responses
46.1kAvg. Early Career Pay
66.5kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
56%in High-Meaning careers
6%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College financial aid

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Student reviews of Santa Barbara City College

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100% of students

Known for

Diverse and Inclusive
Accessible and helpful professors
Beautiful campus
LGBTQ+ friendly
Close to activities in a city
Anna Hoffmann
Hiking And Backpacking
Reading
Singing
Concerts

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

SBCC offers an excellent education for many reasons; the faculty is top-notch and you get one on one attention as long as you make the effort to reach out and show your commitment. I attended mostly online due to the pandemic, however, I enjoyed the zoom presentations and I learned so much from the group presentations. I was able to attend for free with the Promise Program, which offers local students the opportunity to attend, receiving free tuition and books for two years. I am honored to have had this opportunity. It was a life-changing experience for me and I will take what I have learned to work towards my BA, then MA/Ph.D.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I can’t say anything negative about my experience - It was the pandemic that made it impossible to be on campus- that was Really disappointing at first, but I made the most of it.

Ruby Velez
Crafting
Writing
Reading
Journaling

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Teachers were communicative and passionate, coursework was manageable even for someone who works full time, staff was friendly and helpful.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Sometimes getting in touch with advisors was difficult

Nyahok Ruot
Exercise And Fitness
Nutrition and Health
Basketball
Writing + 2 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Best decisions I’ve made regarding my education. The academics are great and the people you meet along the way are even amazing.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Don’t get too caught up in the social aspect of the school. Make sure you’re balanced and getting your work done.

Arwin Sabaghan
Communications
Mental Health
Psychology
Sociology + 12 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Santa Barbara City College is an amazing college with a beautiful campus. Especially as an international student I found the place very warm and welcoming and found out that there are actually a lot more international students than I thought. The location of the campus is amazing, which is directly across from the beach and also close to downtown. The professors are great and want you to succeed.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Honestly not much. The only thing I found about Santa Barbara is that housing is expensive.

Ma Edita Andrea Azul
Photography and Photo Editing
Hiking And Backpacking
Running
Guitar + 1 other

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

Besides the view of the ocean while you study, the professors are amazing and passionate. The students you meet in class are also from different backgrounds and it's a great way to understand everyone's experiences.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

As far, I have not had any bad experiences. I loved being a student here.

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