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Study at Saddleback College

Saddleback College is a community college located in Mission Viejo, California. Established in 196, it is a part of the California Community College system and awards associate's degrees and academic certificates in over 75 fields of study. The college has a highly reputed science department that offers programs in nursing, physics, environmental studies, and chemistry. The college enrolls more than 20, 000 students each term.

Saddleback College is home to more than 15 intercollegiate athletics teams that participate in some of the most competitive community college conferences in the nation. Their official mascot is Gaucho. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Mike Bullock, writer; Victor Webster, Canadian actor; and Cade Gaspar, Major League Baseball pitcher.

Profile of Saddleback College

Students attend Saddleback College in Mission Viejo, California. a large suburb. The school is a public institution. Saddleback College degrees go up to the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in architecture and planning and liberal arts.

Saddleback College Selectivity

Applicants to Saddleback College appreciate its open admissions policy.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Saddleback College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

There are 18, 371 students at the school . A large number of students at Saddleback College are 40 years old or older.

Saddleback College Tuition and Affordability

The school is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"To provide access to learning opportunities that promote student success; to foster intellectual growth, individual expression, and character development; and to support a dynamic and diverse environment of innovation and collegiality. "

Saddleback College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts501liberal arts and sciences, history, political science, English, sociology, Spanish language, economics, sign language translation, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine245registered nursing, EMT paramedic
Business and Management134business management, accounting, business, international business, taxation, sales and marketing, business and related services, small business management, . . .
Therapy and Counselling61psychology, substance abuse Counselling
Family and Social Work49child development, human services, food and nutrition, family studies, adult development and aging, family and consumer science, business and consumer science
Computer Science and Engineering34computer networking, web design, computer programming, computer science, computer graphics, computer support, webmastering
Design32interior design, graphic design, fashion design
Landscaping and Horticulture26applied horticulture, landscaping
Science21biology, chemistry, physics, physical sciences, oceanography, geology, astronomy
Mechanics and Repair18automobile mechanics, computer repair, electrical installation and repair
Medical Support and Technology15medical assistant, medical lab tech
Architecture and Planning13architectural tech
Beauty and Cosmetology12cosmetology
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy12health and physical Education
Media11radio and television, journalism, graphic communications
Construction Trades11apparel and textile marketing, building inspector, apparel and textiles
Security and Law Enforcement10corrections
Art Studies10art studies, visual and performing arts
office and Administration7office management, data entry, administrative assistant
Real Estate and Construction Management7real estate
Hospitality6travel services
Conservation and Resource Management6environmental studies, conservation
Cooking and Culinary Arts4culinary arts
Drama and Performing Arts4drama, dance
Transportation4marine transportation
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy
Photography and Commercial Art3photography, cinematography
Science and Laboratory Technician2science tech
Engineering Technician0drafting
Education and Teaching0teacher aide, special ed

Contact: Saddleback College

Saddleback College

28000 Marguerite Pky

Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

General Phone: (949) 582-4500


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