Santa Barbara City College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
2022 Average Net Price
$14,180
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.38%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
12,675
45.6% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
39.7%
630 Graduates

About

Santa Barbara City College is a higher education institution located in Santa Barbara County, CA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at Santa Barbara City College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (935 degrees awarded), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (27 degrees), and General Cosmetology (23 degrees).

In 2022, 3,767 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Santa Barbara City College. 63.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 36.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,536 degrees), 1.02 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1,500 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Santa Barbara City College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Santa Barbara City College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $14,180.

In 2022, 53% of undergraduate students attending Santa Barbara City College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 4% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Santa Barbara City College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Santa Barbara City College is $−7,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$14,180
2022 Value
1.29%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Santa Barbara City College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $14,180. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Santa Barbara City College grew by 1.29%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,253
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Santa Barbara City College was of $17,253 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 0.208% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of books and supplies increased by 9.76% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
4%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Santa Barbara City College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.92% with respect to 2021, when 51% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.38%
2019 Default Rate
33
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Santa Barbara City College was 3.38%, which represents 33 out of the 977 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Santa Barbara City College had a total enrollment of 12,675 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Santa Barbara City College is 5,778 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,897. This means that 45.6% of students enrolled at Santa Barbara City College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Santa Barbara City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 39.1% White, 34.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.71% Two or More Races, 4.43% Asian, 2.31% Black or African American, 0.276% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.174% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Santa Barbara City College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (22.3%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (20%) and White Male (18.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

45.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Santa Barbara City College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,675 students. The full-time enrollment at Santa Barbara City College is 5,778 and the part-time enrollment is 6,897. This means that 45.6% of students enrolled at Santa Barbara City College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

68%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Santa Barbara City College was 68%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Santa Barbara City College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    4,961 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,391 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    724 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Santa Barbara City College is 39.1% White, 34.6% Hispanic or Latino, 5.71% Two or More Races, 4.43% Asian, 2.31% Black or African American, 0.276% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.174% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1,173 students (9.25%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 1,035 more women than men received degrees from Santa Barbara City College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Santa Barbara City College is hispanic or latino (1,536 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1500 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at Santa Barbara City College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (935 degrees awarded), followed by Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (27 degrees) and General Cosmetology (23 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Santa Barbara City College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (389 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,745 degrees), and Communication Technologies (23 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Santa Barbara City College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (339,783 people), Other managers (293,378 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (226,738 people), Postsecondary teachers (156,618 people), and Chief executives & legislators (133,466 people).

The most specialized majors at Santa Barbara City College in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (389 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,745 degrees), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), Social Sciences (282 degrees), and Math & Statistics (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Santa Barbara City College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Santa Barbara City College are Interdisciplinary Studies (389 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,745 degrees), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), Social Sciences (282 degrees), and Math & Statistics (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Santa Barbara City College are Elementary & secondary schools (527,981 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (338,483 people), Legal services (276,110 people), Computer Systems Design (273,089 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (224,733 people).

The most specialized majors at Santa Barbara City College are Interdisciplinary Studies (389 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (1,745 degrees), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), Social Sciences (282 degrees), and Math & Statistics (54 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Santa Barbara City College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 434 degrees awarded
  2. 386 degrees awarded
  3. 329 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Santa Barbara City College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 434 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

1,366
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
2,401
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 1,366 degrees were awarded to men at Santa Barbara City College, which is 0.569 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,401).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 475 degrees were awarded to men at Santa Barbara City College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.505 times less than the 941 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 941 degrees were awarded to men at Santa Barbara City College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.98 times more than the 475 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

28%
100% Completion Time
45%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 28% of students graduating from Santa Barbara City College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 45% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 48% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
White Female
Highest Graduation Rate (52.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Santa Barbara City College is Female and White (52.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 6.35% of graduates (40 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,536 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1,500 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    210 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Santa Barbara City College is hispanic or latino (1,536 degrees awarded). There were 1.02 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (1500 degrees).

4.06% of degree recipients (153 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,009 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    901 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    599 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Santa Barbara City College is hispanic or latino female (1,009 degrees awarded). There were 1.12 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (901 degrees).

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Operations

Santa Barbara City College has an endowment valued at nearly $64M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of −NaNM (−4.46%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Santa Barbara City College had a total salary expenditure of 188M. Santa Barbara City College employs 226 Instructors. Most academics at Santa Barbara City College are Female Instructor (123), and Male Instructor (103).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Santa Barbara City College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 75 employees, Service, with 54 employees, and Management with 48 employees.

Endowment

$64M
2022 Endowment
8.89%
decline from 2021

Santa Barbara City College has an endowment valued at about $64M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Santa Barbara City College declined 8.89% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $58.8M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $25.8M - Federal
  2. $35.5M - State
  3. $447k - Local

As of 2022, Santa Barbara City College received $25.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $35.5M from state grants and contracts, and $447k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$76.9M
2022 Salaries
2.81%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Santa Barbara City College paid a median of $76.9M in salaries, which represents 40.9% of their overall expenditure ($188M) and a 2.81% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$24M
Instructional Salaries
226
Number of Employees

In 2022, Santa Barbara City College paid a total of $24M to 226 employees working as instructors, which represents 31.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
226 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
75 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Santa Barbara City College was Instructor with 226 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Santa Barbara City College were Office and Administrative Support with 75 employees, Service with 54 employees, and Management with 48 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Santa Barbara City College was Female Instructor with 123 employees, and Male Instructor with 103 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Santa Barbara City College.

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