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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:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  28,425 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  35 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
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 – undergraduate programs offered
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
  • School failed to provide faculty data and is subject to administrative action, including a fine or termination of eligibility to participate in federal student aid.
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 year2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
Tuition and fees
In-state$1,142$1,142$1,160$1,1600.0%
Out-of-state$7,262$8,032$8,960$8,360-6.7%
Books and supplies$1,790$1,854$1,916$1,9722.9%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$12,500$13,290$13,780$15,0849.5%
Other$4,184$4,430$4,264$5,20022.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,284$4,570$4,526$4,6983.8%
Total Expenses2016-20172017-20182018-20192019-2020% change 2018-2019 to 2019-2020
In-state
Off Campus$19,616$20,716$21,120$23,41610.9%
Off Campus with Family$7,216$7,566$7,602$7,8303.0%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$25,736$27,606$28,920$30,6165.9%
Off Campus with Family$13,336$14,456$15,402$15,030-2.4%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019
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 aid11,53389%————
Grant or scholarship aid1,53089%$6,726,962$4,397
Federal grants79146%$3,825,810$4,837
Pell grants79146%$3,704,610$4,683
Other federal grants36021%$121,200$337
State/local government grant or scholarships1,49987%$2,865,671$1,912
Institutional grants or scholarships573%$35,481$622
Student loan aid141%$58,850$4,204
Federal student loans141%$58,850$4,204
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 aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,426$28,414,187$2,487
Pell grants3,701$14,148,250$3,823
Federal student loans147$923,622$6,283
  • 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.
2016-20172017-20182018-2019
Average net price$6,931$6,683$6,757
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 Income2016-20172017-20182018-2019
$0 – $30,000$4,162$3,966$3,801
$30,001 – $48,000$4,904$4,407
$48,001 – $75,000$6,772$6,590
$75,001 – $110,000$7,316$8,465
$110,001 and more
  • 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 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)28,425
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,854
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 19%
Part-time: 81%Student Gender:
Male: 59%
Female: 41%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 7%
Black or African American: 1%
Hispanic/Latino: 54%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 18%
Two or more races: 1%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 16%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 47%
25 and over: 53%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 97%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 2%
Unknown: 1%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 8%
Enrolled in some distance education: 12%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 80%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
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, 23 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 28%
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: 23%
Female: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 39%
Black or African American: 20%
Hispanic/Latino: 26%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 33%
Two or more races: 29%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 11%
Non-resident alien: 41%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 40%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 42%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 4%
Received an Associate's degree: 38%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 16%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 9%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 13%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 5%
Received an Associate's degree: 27%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 7%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 12%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 10%
Received an Associate's degree: 46%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 19%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 9%
Received an Associate's degree: 53%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 15%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 10%
Received an Associate's degree: 41%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 4%
Enrolled at different institution: 22%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2011-12
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 11%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 9%
Enrolled at different institution: 31%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 9%
Received an Associate's degree: 41%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 20%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 6%
Received an Associate's degree: 10%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 10%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2018-2019
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization11--
Ethnic Studies1--
Women's Studies0--
Category total12--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General11--
Category total11--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping22-152
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0-180
Business Administration and Management, General190d-53
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other--19
International Business/Trade/Commerce3-411
Office Management and Supervision--15
Retail Management0-1
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General0-4
Selling Skills and Sales Operations--0
Small Business Administration/Management0-9
Category total215d-844
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects--15
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design0-3
Recording Arts Technology/Technician--5
Category total0-23
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Advertising--0
Broadcast Journalism0-0
Journalism3--
Radio and Television9-7
Speech Communication and Rhetoric25-0
Category total37-7
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--0
Computer Graphics0-0
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--13
Computer Science4-5
Computer Support Specialist--9
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications--13
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration--2
Information Technology0-2
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design--0
Category total4-44
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology--71
Category total--71
Education
Special Education and Teaching, General--26
Teacher Assistant/Aide2-29
Category total2-55
Engineering
Pre-Engineering3-77
Category total3-77
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD2-1
Biomedical Technology/Technician0-8
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General2-32
Engineering Technology, General1-0
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician0-0d
Category total5-41d
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General12-0
Category total12-0
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Manufacture1-1
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management0-0
Apparel and Textiles, General--10
Child Care Provider/Assistant26-380
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General0--
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General3--
Category total30-391
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)--18
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General0-0
Language Interpretation and Translation--1
Spanish Language and Literature12-0
Category total12-19
Health Professions and Related Programs
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist22--
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other28--
Medical/Clinical Assistant31-106
Occupational Therapist Assistant4923-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant5-33
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse90--
Category total22523139
History
History, General25-0
Category total25-0
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Corrections--15
Criminal Justice/Police Science81-0
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician68-431
Category total149-446
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal19-16
Legal Studies, General--9
Category total19-25
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies540--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies194d-1,961
Category total734d-1,961
Library Science
Library and Archives Assisting4-18
Category total4-18
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General28-0
Category total28-0
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician9-101
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician2-8
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General--5
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician2-12
Category total13-126
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences158--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other24--
Category total182--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General2-6
Kinesiology and Exercise Science13-0
Physical Fitness Technician--2
Category total15-8
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy1--
Category total1--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General14--
Geology/Earth Science, General2--
Physics, General23--
Category total39--
Precision Production
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist7-92
Welding Technology/Welder3-53
Category total10-145
Psychology
Psychology, General132d--
Category total132d--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Human Services, General29-0
Category total29-0
Social Sciences
Anthropology5--
Economics, General6--
Geography0-0
Political Science and Government, General20-0
Social Sciences, General0--
Sociology44--
Category total75-0
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General19-0
Commercial and Advertising Art--3
Dance, General0-0
Design and Visual Communications, General--0
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General6-13
Fashion/Apparel Design2-8
Graphic Design1--
Metal and Jewelry Arts--1
Music, General2-0
Photography2-6
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology0-1
Visual and Performing Arts, General1--
Category total33-32
Grand total2,056234,472
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, 2018-2019
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 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
2018-2019 Varsity Athletes
CCCAAMenWomen
Baseball34
Basketball2514
Beach Volleyball16
Football83
Soccer3425
Softball18
Swimming52
Track and Field, Outdoor1410
Track and Field, X-Country127
Volleyball21
Water Polo109
Wrestling21
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1952)03/01/2022
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. – May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programsAccredited since (06/01/1994)06/30/2023
American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degreeAccredited since (08/01/1998)07/31/2025
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/106014.
On-Campus
Criminal Offenses201520162017
a. Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
b. Negligent manslaughter000
c. Rape000
d. Fondling020
e. Incest000
f. Statutory Rape000
g. Robbery120
h. Aggravated assault131
i. Burglary204
j. Motor vehicle theft112
k. Arson000
VAWA Offenses201520162017
a. Domestic violence132
b. Dating violence000
c. Stalking211
Arrests201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.012
b. Drug abuse violations020
c. Liquor law violations020
Disciplinary Actions201520162017
a. Weapons: carrying, possessing, etc.010
b. Drug abuse violations203
c. Liquor law violations004
  • 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.
  • The crime statistics displayed only includes On-Campus data associated with the main campus as listed on College Navigator. For statistics associated with each campus location, off campus data, and for additional information covering Hate Crimes, and Fire statistics see https://ope.ed.gov/campussafety.
  • The On-Campus data do not include incidents that: (a) took place on public property, including thoroughfares, streets, sidewalks, and parking facilities, that is within the campus, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus; (b) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) took place on any building or property owned or controlled by an institution that is used in direct support of, or in relation to, the institution's educational purposes, is frequently used by students, and is not within the same reasonably contiguous geographic area of the institution.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate7.5%9.8%12.6%
Number in default121827
Number in repayment158183214
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)