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Santiago Canyon College Overview

Santiago Canyon College is a public institution situated in Orange, California. The city atmosphere of Orange makes it a great place for students who enjoy having lots of educational and entertainment options.

What Is Santiago Canyon College Known For?

6,507 Undergraduate Awards
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the associate's degree is the highest award a student can attain at SCC.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 27% of the faculty were full-time.

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Santiago Canyon College 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.

SCC has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#144 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 SCC.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#5 Most Popular Environmental Control Technology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Physics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Most Popular Chemistry Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#28 Most Popular Mathematics & Statistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#38 Most Popular Physical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#49 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#56 Most Popular Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#99 Most Popular Business Administration & Management Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#128 Most Popular Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#176 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Santiago Canyon College?

Location of Santiago Canyon College

Contact details for SCC are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 8045 E Chapman, Orange, CA 92869-4512
Phone: 714-628-4900
Website: www.sccollege.edu/Pages/default.aspx

How Do I Get Into SCC?

You can apply to SCC online at: https://www.sccollege.edu/StudentServices/Admissions/Pages/apply.aspx

Santiago Canyon College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Santiago Canyon College?

1% Take Out Loans
8.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At SCC, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $3,067 a year. That adds up to $12,268 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at SCC is 8.0%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

Santiago Canyon College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,202 Full-Time Undergraduates
50% Women
65% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 11,911 undergraduate students at SCC, with 3,202 being full-time and 8,709 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  SCC

Gender Diversity

Of the 3,202 full-time undergraduates at SCC, 50% are male and 50% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  SCC

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Santiago Canyon College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of SCC Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 292
Black or African American 44
Hispanic or Latino 1,568
White 946
International Students 90
Other Races/Ethnicities 262

Online Learning at Santiago Canyon College

1,417 Took All Classes Online
3,269 Took At Least One Class Online
23.7% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 3,269 students took at least one online class at the school.

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

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Online Growth Rankings of SCC

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Santiago Canyon College was 23.7%. This is the #810 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at SCC 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%.

Santiago Canyon College Undergraduate Concentrations

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

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 2,931 814 3,745
Environmental Control Technology 857 29 886
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 217 0 217
Business Administration & Management 39 154 193
Biological & Physical Science 0 185 185
Business Support & Assistant Services 118 0 118
Culinary Arts 89 0 89
General Psychology 0 88 88
Practical Nursing & Nursing Assistants 74 0 74
Engineering-Related Technologies 60 3 63
General Sales & Marketing 56 5 61
Communication & Media Studies 0 49 49
Accounting 43 4 47
Mathematics 0 47 47
Ground Transportation 42 0 42
Industrial Production Technology 41 0 41
Human Development & Family Studies 38 3 41
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 40 0 40
Sociology 0 39 39
Cosmetology 29 0 29
Physics 0 28 28
Political Science & Government 0 28 28
General Biology 0 26 26
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 26 0 26
Health & Physical Education 0 25 25
Computer Software & Applications 24 0 24
Fine & Studio Arts 0 24 24
Mechanical Engineering Technology 23 0 23
General English Literature 0 23 23
Chemistry 0 23 23
Real Estate 17 4 21
Other Construction 15 3 18
History 0 18 18
Economics 0 18 18
Public Relations & Advertising 11 0 11
Graphic Communications 9 0 9
Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 9 0 9
Computer Programming 8 0 8
Philosophy 0 8 8
Romance Languages 0 5 5
Other Health Professions 5 0 5
Design & Applied Arts 3 2 5
Computer Science 0 4 4
Teaching Assistants 4 0 4
Other Business, Management & Marketing 3 0 3
Anthropology 0 3 3
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 2 0 2
Computer Information Systems 1 1 2
Quality Control Technology 2 0 2
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 2 2
Geography & Cartography 0 2 2
Building Management & Inspection 1 0 1
Carpentry 1 0 1
American Sign Language 1 0 1
Heavy/Industrial Equipment Maintenance 1 0 1
Entrepreneurial Studies 0 0 0
Linguistics & Comparative Literature 0 0 0
Astronomy & Astrophysics 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0
TOTAL 4,840 1,667 6,507

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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