Santa Barbara City College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,380
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$9,416
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
12.7%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
14,133
46.4% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
36%
752 Graduates

About

Santa Barbara City College is a higher education institution located in Santa Barbara County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Santa Barbara City College were .

In 2019, 4,591 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Santa Barbara City College. 59.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (1,850 degrees), 1.11 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1669 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Santa Barbara City College is $1,380, which is $−6,444 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Santa Barbara City College is $1,380, which is $−6,444 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,416.

In 2019, 49% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 7% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,380
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Santa Barbara City College was $1,380. The cost of tuition at Santa Barbara City College is $−6,444 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$9,416
2019 Value
7.81%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Santa Barbara City College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,416. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Santa Barbara City College grew by 7.81%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$11,950
Room and Board
$1,680
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Santa Barbara City College was of $11,950 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,680. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

49%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
7%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

49% of undergraduate students at Santa Barbara City College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 6.52% with respect to 2018, when 46% 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.
12.7%
2017 Default Rate
152
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Santa Barbara City College was 12.7%, which represents 152 out of the 1197 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 has a total enrollment of 14,133 students. The full-time enrollment at Santa Barbara City College is 6,555 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,578. This means that 46.4% 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 37.9% Hispanic or Latino, 34% White, 4.57% Two or More Races, 4.56% Asian, 2.57% Black or African American, 0.389% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Santa Barbara City College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (20.7%), followed by White Female (17.1%) and White Male (16.7%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

46.4%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Santa Barbara City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,133 students. The full-time enrollment at Santa Barbara City College is 6,555 and the part-time enrollment is 7,578. This means that 46.4% of students enrolled at Santa Barbara City College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

64%
2019 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 64%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), 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
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    5,360
  2. White
    4,807
  3. Two or More Races
    646

The enrolled student population at Santa Barbara City College is 37.9% Hispanic or Latino, 34% White, 4.57% Two or More Races, 4.56% Asian, 2.57% Black or African American, 0.389% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.212% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% 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, 1,367 students (9.67%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 839 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 white (1,850 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1669 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Santa Barbara City College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 (494 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,181 degrees), and Social Sciences (345 degrees).

Workforce

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 (314,380 people), Other managers (288,818 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (194,763 people), Postsecondary teachers (150,314 people), and Chief executives & legislators (131,862 people).

The most specialized majors at Santa Barbara City College are Interdisciplinary Studies (494 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,181 degrees), Social Sciences (345 degrees), Math & Statistics (81 degrees), and Communication Technologies (21 degrees).

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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 Dentists, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at Santa Barbara City College are Interdisciplinary Studies (494 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,181 degrees), Social Sciences (345 degrees), Math & Statistics (81 degrees), and Communication Technologies (21 degrees).

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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 (504,655 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (322,026 people), Legal services (253,615 people), Computer Systems Design (247,545 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (206,754 people).

The most specialized majors at Santa Barbara City College are Interdisciplinary Studies (494 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (2,181 degrees), Social Sciences (345 degrees), Math & Statistics (81 degrees), and Communication Technologies (21 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Santa Barbara City College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

1,876
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
2,715
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 1,876 degrees were awarded to men at Santa Barbara City College, which is 0.691 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (2,715).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 637 degrees were awarded to men at Santa Barbara City College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.621 times less than the 1025 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 1025 degrees were awarded to women at Santa Barbara City College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.61 times more than the 637 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

17%
100% Completion Time
36%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 17% 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, 36% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 42% 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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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (61.8%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Santa Barbara City College is Female and Asian (61.8% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

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, 1.06% of graduates (8 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    1,850 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,669 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    252 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Santa Barbara City College is white (1,850 degrees awarded). There were 1.11 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (1669 degrees).

1.83% of degree recipients (84 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1,059 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    1,033 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    817 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Santa Barbara City College is hispanic or latino female (1,059 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (1,033 degrees).

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Operations

Santa Barbara City College has an endowment valued at nearly $59.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.1M (1.87%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Santa Barbara City College had a total salary expenditure of $200M. Santa Barbara City College employs 685 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Santa Barbara City College are Female Instructors (395), Male Instructors(290), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Santa Barbara City College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 83 employees, Service, with 62 employees, and Management with 55 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$59.1M
2019 Endowment
50.2%
growth from 2018

Santa Barbara City College has an endowment valued at about $59.1M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Santa Barbara City College grew 50.2% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $54.8M 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. $3.39M - Federal
  2. $30.8M - State
  3. $1.51M - Local

As of 2019, Santa Barbara City College received $3.39M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $30.8M from state grants and contracts, and $1.51M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$75.7M
2019 Salaries
7.32%
growth from 2018

In 2019, Santa Barbara City College paid a median of $75.7M in salaries, which represents 37.9% of their overall expenditure ($200M) and a 7.32% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.05% decline from 2017 and a 0.45% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$62.4M
Instructional Salaries
685
Number of Employees

In 2019, Santa Barbara City College paid a total of $62.4M to 685 employees working as instructors, which represents 82.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
685 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
83 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Santa Barbara City College were Instructor with 685 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Santa Barbara City College were Office and Administrative Support with 83 employees; Service with 62 employees; and Management with 55 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Santa Barbara City College was Female Instructor with 395 employees, Male Instructor with 290 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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