Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Located in Santa Barbara, California, Santa Barbara City College is a public institution that offers diploma and associate's degree programs, which can take 2 to 4 year to complete.

Santa Barbara City College has an open admission/open enrollment policy. The only requirement for entrance is a high school diploma or equivalent (such as GED certificate).

Santa Barbara City College in-state tuition for academic year 2016-2017 was $1,288 and fees $86. Out-of-state tuition and fees for the same period were $8,240 and $86 respectively.


Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio45:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate57%

Nursing Programs Offered

  1. ADN
  2. LPN

    The Santa Barbara City College Vocational Nursing program is approved by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians. The program is a three-semester program intended to qualify students to function as Licensed Vocational Nurses in a variety of clinical settings.  

    Students who successfully complete the program will receive a Certificate of Achievement and are eligible to apply to sit for the licensure examination to practice as a licensed vocational nurse.  

    Students can go on to earn the Associate in Science Degree in Vocational Nursing by completing the Certificate of Achievement as well as college requirements which include at least 18 units of General Education coursework.

    Admission Requirements:

    1. High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
    2. A minimum grade of ‘C’ in pre-requisite courses
    3. CNA certification or if expired recent CAN experience

    Applications are accepted year round.

    Accepted applicants will be required to submit a current CPR certification to be maintained throughout the program, pay for the malpractice insurance fee maintained by the  and attend the orientation program meeting.

    Successful applicants must complete the SBCC School of Nursing physical examination and proof of immunization within the 19 months of enrollment.


Nursing Programs Graduates - 2016-2017 academic year

Program name Degree type Graduates
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Certificate 31
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Associate's degree 49
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training Associate's degree 15

Nearby Nursing Schools

The following schools are located within 200 miles radius from Santa Barbara City College

Ventura College
28.11 miles away
Moorpark College
49.65 miles away
Allan Hancock College
55.3 miles away
College of the Canyons
64.28 miles away
Los Angeles Pierce College
65.75 miles away
Los Angeles Valley College
74.53 miles away
San Joaquin Valley College - Bakersfield
74.58 miles away
Los Angeles City College
83.21 miles away
Glendale Community College
85.46 miles away
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
85.56 miles away


Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1969 - Current



Acceptance Rate

Net Price


Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$8,263
30k to 48k$9,401
48k to 75k$12,136
75k to 110k$14,377
Over 110k$15,425
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Cost Per Credit Hours

Cost of a course per credit hour for undergrad and graduate classes.

Undergrad classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $46.00 $266.00

Graduate classes

Academic Year In State Out of State
2016-2017 $0.00 $0.00

Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Non-resident alien
Two or more races
Race/ethnicity unknown
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
American Indian or Alaska Native

Data soucre: IPEDS colleges survery (Fall 2016)

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Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

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