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IPEDS ID: 121619
OPE ID: 00128400
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Santa Ana College
1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398
General information:  (714) 564-6000
Website:  www.sac.edu
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  29,808 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  38 to 1
Admissionswww.sac.edu/StudentServices/AdmissionsRecords/Pages/default.aspx
Apply Onlinecccapply.org/Applications/CCCApply/apply/Santa_Ana_College.html
Financial Aidwww.sac.edu/StudentServices/FinancialAid/Pages/default.aspx
Net Price Calculatorwww.sac.edu/StudentServices/FinancialAid/Pages/npcalc.aspx
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and Veteranswww.sac.edu/StudentServices/VRC/Pages/default.aspx
Athletic Graduation Rateswww.sac.edu/CatalogAndSchedule/Documents/2014-2015/Catalog_14-15.pdf
Mission Statement
  The mission of Santa Ana College is to be a leader and partner in meeting the intellectual, cultural, technological, workforce and economic development needs of our diverse community. Santa Ana College prepares students for transfer, employment,careers, and lifelong intellectual pursuit in a dynamic learning environment.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty240634
Instructional240634
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
In-state$1,142$1,142$1,142$1,1420.0%
Out-of-state$4,910$5,174$5,318$6,90229.8%
Books and supplies$1,500$1,710$1,740$1,7641.4%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$10,600$11,268$11,494$11,9704.1%
Other$3,400$4,167$4,234$4,5848.3%
Off Campus with Family
Other$3,400$4,275$4,600$4,284-6.9%
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
In-state
Off Campus$16,642$18,287$18,610$19,4604.6%
Off Campus with Family$6,042$7,127$7,482$7,190-3.9%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$20,410$22,319$22,786$25,22010.7%
Off Campus with Family$9,810$11,159$11,658$12,95011.1%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid11,12982%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,12882%$4,902,156$4,346
Federal grants68650%$3,149,933$4,592
Pell grants68650%$3,062,333$4,464
Other federal grants23117%$87,600$379
State/local government grant or scholarships1,12582%$1,752,223$1,558
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid111%$39,117$3,556
Federal student loans111%$39,117$3,556
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid112,11541%$26,088,364$2,153
Pell grants4,00714%$13,979,133$3,489
Federal student loans1731%$1,112,586$6,431
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2012-20132013-20142014-2015
Average net price$4,931$6,024$6,006
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$2,123$3,670$3,741
$30,001 – $48,000$2,639$4,029$4,001
$48,001 – $75,000$4,720$6,018$6,551
$75,001 – $110,000$5,521$7,379$7,424
$110,001 and more$8,398
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)29,808
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,216
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 17%
Part-time: 83%Student Gender:
Male: 62%
Female: 38%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 8%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 52%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 21%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 15%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 43%
25 and over: 57%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 4%
Enrolled in some distance education: 7%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 89%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 69%
Part-time students: 28%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 19 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 25%
Transfer-out rate: 8%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 22%
Female: 27%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
Asian: 47%
Black or African American: 57%
Hispanic/Latino: 21%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 50%
White: 29%
Two or more races: 50%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 31%
Non-resident alien: 55%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2011 or Fall 2012, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2011 or Fall 2012, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2011]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 8%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 25%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 34%
[Began in Fall 2012]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 8%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 25%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
year
Certificate
1
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year
Certificate
Associate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization--22
Ethnic Studies--1
Women's Studies--0
Category total--23
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--13
Category total--13
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping542-21
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General20-1
Business Administration and Management, General7516164
International Business/Trade/Commerce50-10
Office Management and Supervision67--
Retail Management-44
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General2-3
Selling Skills and Sales Operations17--
Small Business Administration/Management11-2
Category total78420205
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects-3-
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design1-0
Recording Arts Technology/Technician11--
Category total1230
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising6--
Broadcast Journalism-40
Radio and Television12107
Speech Communication and Rhetoric-024
Category total181431
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance0--
Computer Graphics-33
Computer Programming/Programmer, General4--
Computer Science415
Computer Support Specialist9--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications18--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration9--
Information Technology33-2
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design00-
Category total77410
Education
Teacher Assistant/Aide533
Category total533
Engineering
Pre-Engineering7-7
Category total7-7
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD14-0
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General28-2
Engineering Technology, General1-1
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician132
Category total4435
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General-07
Category total-07
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Manufacture-42
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management12-4
Child Care Provider/Assistant282215
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General--2
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General--2
Category total402625
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)4--
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General-10
Spanish Language and Literature-5-
Category total460
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist--24
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other--4
Medical/Clinical Assistant193-37
Occupational Therapist Assistant--50
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant18-4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--89
Category total211-208
History
History, General-016
Category total-016
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections132--
Criminal Justice/Police Science16072
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician604081
Category total7520153
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-2123
Category total-2123
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--574
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-1,004177
Category total-1,004751
Library Science
Library and Archives Assisting20-6
Category total20-6
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General-027
Category total-027
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician250-8
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician32-1
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician35-1
Category total317-10
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences--157
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other--17
Category total--174
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General2118
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-7-
Physical Fitness Technician-2-
Category total21108
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy--2
Category total--2
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General--16
Geology/Earth Science, General--1
Physics, General--15
Category total--32
Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist-1299
Welding Technology/Welder7-4
Category total712913
Psychology
Psychology, General--92
Category total--92
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General21-40
Category total21-40
Social Sciences
Anthropology--2
Economics, General--7
Geography-02
Political Science and Government, General-012
Social Sciences, General--0
Sociology--41
Category total-064
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General-013
Dance, General1-2
Design and Visual Communications, General0--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--2
Fashion/Apparel Design-52
Graphic Design--2
Metal and Jewelry Arts2--
Music, General-07
Photography0-2
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology0-0
Category total3530
Grand total2,3431,2481,978
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 67%
Part-time students: 71%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time3%0%
200 percent of normal time3%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time42%50%
200 percent of normal time71%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
Other DivisionMenWomen
Baseball34
Basketball1615
Beach Volleyball15
Football95
Soccer2619
Softball19
Swimming114
Track and Field, Outdoor1610
Track and Field, X-Country117
Volleyball14
Water Polo1312
Wrestling20
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges1/1/1952 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs6/1/1994 -  Accredited
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree8/1/1998 -  Accredited
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations211
Liquor law violations001
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible03
Rape0
Fondling2
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery110
Aggravated assault000
Burglary003
Motor vehicle theft635
Arson000
  • For year 2013, line (c) was changed from 2 to 3 as an incident was erroneously omitted.
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201220112010
Default rate17.1%17.0%18.5%
Number in default504841
Number in repayment291282221
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)