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Study at Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College, or SBCC, is a two-year community college founded in 1909. The campus covers 74 acres. SBCC offers associate degrees in English, social sciences, computer science, engineering, physics, and occupational and technological training. The college enrolls more than 15, 000 students. The Channels is the student-run newspaper of Santa Barbara City College. Some of the alumni of the college have gone on to become famous personalities including figures like Eion Bailey, American actor; Ozzy Lusth, of Survivor: Cook Islands and Survivor: Micronesia; and Airin Older, bassist of Sugarcult. SBCC offers more than 15 sports for men and women. The sports teams are nicknamed the Vaqueros.

Profile of Santa Barbara City CollegeSanta Barbara City College is found in Santa Barbara, California. Santa Barbara is a small city. The school is a public institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Associate's degree at Santa Barbara City College.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in liberal arts.

Santa Barbara City College Selectivity

Santa Barbara City College accepts all qualified applicants under its open-admission rules. Many applicants are from out of state, an indication of the quality or special character of the school.

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

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 21, 632 in 2007 at Santa Barbara City College. A large number of students at the school are 40 years old or older.

Santa Barbara City College Tuition and AffordabilitySanta Barbara City College is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

Santa Barbara City College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts844liberal arts and sciences, speech and rhetoric, economics, sociology, Spanish language, political science, international relations, history, . . .
Nursing and Emergency Medicine191nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, registered nursing, EMT paramedic, home health aide
Business and Management112sales and marketing, business management, small business management, international business, accounting, banking, business
Medical Support and Technology72radiographer, medical coding, sonography and ultrasound tech
Beauty and Cosmetology58cosmetology
Medical administration43medical records tech
Computer Science and Engineering32computer graphics, computer networking, computer science, information technology, computer programming, computer support, computer and info science
Therapy and Counselling31substance abuse Counselling, psychology
Family and Social Work21child development
Transportation17professional diver
Engineering Technician16drafting, water quality and recycling tech
Design16interior design, graphic design
Science16physics, biology, chemistry, geology
Cooking and Culinary Arts15culinary arts
Media15digital communications, animation and special effects, journalism, broadcast journalism, communication and journalism
Mechanics and Repair15automobile mechanics
Art Studies14art studies
office and Administration12administrative assistant
Landscaping and Horticulture9applied horticulture, landscaping, plant nursery
Security and Law Enforcement9criminal justice and police
Photography and Commercial Art7cinematography, film studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy7health and physical Education
Hospitality6hospitality management
Religion and Philosophy5philosophy
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies
Music3music, music management
Real Estate and Construction Management2real estate
Science and Laboratory Technician0science tech
Construction Trades0electrician
Drama and Performing Arts0theatre design, drama
Medicine0medical preparatory
Education and Teaching0education courses
Agricultural Science and Management0crop production
Contact: Santa Barbara City CollegeSanta Barbara City College

721 Cliff Drive

Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394

General Phone: (805) 965-0581


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