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College of the Canyons Overview

Located in Santa Clarita, California, College of the Canyons is a public institution. Santa Clarita is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

What Is College of the Canyons Known For?

4,452 Undergraduate Awards
  • The associate's degree is the highest award offered at College of the Canyons.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 30% of the faculty were full-time.

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College of the Canyons Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

College of the Canyons has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#51 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#51 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at College of the Canyons.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#2 Most Popular Social Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Most Popular Mathematics & Statistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Psychology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#10 Most Popular Parks, Recreation, Leisure, & Fitness Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#22 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#33 Best Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#57 Best Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#91 Best Value Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#98 Best Value Nursing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is College of the Canyons?

Location of College of the Canyons

Contact details for College of the Canyons are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355-1899
Phone: 661-259-7800
Website: www.canyons.edu

How Do I Get Into College of the Canyons?

You can apply to College of the Canyons online at: www.canyons.edu/studentservices/enrollmentservices/newstudent.php

College of the Canyons has an open admissions policy. This means that the school accepts all applicants assuming that they meet very basic requirements, such as having a high school diploma or equivalent.

Can I Afford College of the Canyons?

2% Take Out Loans
11.6% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At College of the Canyons, approximately 2% of students took out student loans averaging $4,761 a year. That adds up to $19,044 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at College of the Canyons is 11.6%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

College of the Canyons Undergraduate Student Diversity

6,040 Full-Time Undergraduates
49% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 19,089 undergraduate students at College of the Canyons, with 6,040 being full-time and 13,049 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  College of the Canyons

Gender Diversity

Of the 6,040 full-time undergraduates at College of the Canyons, 51% are male and 49% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  College of the Canyons

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of College of the Canyons students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of College of the Canyons Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 674
Black or African American 327
Hispanic or Latino 3,037
White 1,576
International Students 147
Other Races/Ethnicities 279

Online Learning at College of the Canyons

2,227 Took All Classes Online
7,084 Took At Least One Class Online
28.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 7,084 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at College of the Canyons has changed over the last few years.

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Online Growth Rankings of College of the Canyons

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at College of the Canyons was 28.5%. This is the #728 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at College of the Canyons regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

College of the Canyons Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 0 77 973 1,050
General Social Sciences 0 683 0 683
Accounting 147 157 0 304
Business Administration & Management 19 211 0 230
General Psychology 0 206 0 206
Biological & Physical Science 0 166 0 166
Allied Health Professions 135 4 0 139
Sociology 0 117 0 117
Communication & Media Studies 0 112 0 112
Nursing 0 107 0 107
Mathematics 0 106 0 106
Criminal Justice & Corrections 14 87 0 101
Health & Physical Education 1 70 0 71
Entrepreneurial Studies 31 29 0 60
Human Development & Family Studies 22 37 0 59
Fire Protection 27 25 0 52
General Sales & Marketing 22 28 0 50
Graphic Communications 5 25 20 50
Physics 0 47 0 47
Design & Applied Arts 23 21 3 47
Culinary Arts 40 5 0 45
Computer Science 0 44 0 44
History 0 42 0 42
Political Science & Government 0 42 0 42
General English Literature 0 39 0 39
Building Management & Inspection 24 10 0 34
Vehicle Maintenance & Repair 0 11 23 34
Precision Metal Working 21 10 0 31
Fine & Studio Arts 0 31 0 31
General Biology 0 29 0 29
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1 26 0 27
Journalism 0 24 0 24
Drama & Theater Arts 1 23 0 24
Business Support & Assistant Services 11 12 0 23
Computer Systems Networking 1 9 9 19
Environmental Control Technology 12 7 0 19
American Sign Language 2 17 0 19
Legal Support Services 0 19 0 19
Romance Languages 0 18 0 18
Music 0 14 0 14
Engineering-Related Technologies 0 5 6 11
Hospitality Management 0 10 0 10
General Engineering 0 10 0 10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 0 10 0 10
Health Sciences & Services 0 10 0 10
Real Estate 4 5 0 9
Industrial Production Technology 9 0 0 9
Drafting & Design Engineering Technology 4 4 0 8
Health & Medical Administrative Services 8 0 0 8
Parks, Recreation & Leisure Studies 0 8 0 8
Computer Software & Applications 5 2 0 7
Philosophy 0 7 0 7
Geography & Cartography 0 3 0 3
Audiovisual Communications 2 0 0 2
Special Education 0 0 2 2
Carpentry 1 0 0 1
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 1 0 0 1
Plumbing & Water Supply 1 0 0 1
Ethnic Studies 0 1 0 1
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0
Library & Archives Assisting 0 0 0 0
Electronics Maintenance & Repair 0 0 0 0
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 594 2,822 1,036 4,452

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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