The city of Santa Barbara, CA

Choose Santa Barbara City College!

Go to college at the #1 ranked community college in the nation and live in Santa Barbara, CA

SBCC is an award-winning community college that has been ranked #1 in the nation. The college is located in downtown Santa Barbara, CA, across from the beach!

Choose Santa Barbara City College and take classes online or on-campus right across from the beach! Earn a degree or transfer directly to 4-year universities like UC Santa Barbara and UC Los Angeles. Our affordable, award-winning programs and faculty will get you where you want to be!

Enroll in Fall 2022 today. Our Fall semester starts August 29. View the class schedule here.

Still need to apply? Apply now for Fall 2022.

Why is SBCC right for you?

SBCC West Campus beach view

We have a 70-acre, state-of-the-art campus!

Our campus is situated on Cliff Drive across from Leadbetter Beach

Enjoy ocean views from nearly every part of campus while you study.

SBCC students transfering to UCLA, UCB, UCSB.

Transfer Guarantees to 40+ Colleges and Universities

Start at SBCC and go to your dream school 

Looking to go to universities like UC Santa Barbara, UC Berkeley, UC Los Angeles? Start at SBCC and transfer directly, GUARANTEED!

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Live and Study in Santa Barbara, CA

Enjoy the beach, mountains or downtown Santa Barbara

Enjoy various fun activities in our safe beach community.

20:1Student-Faculty Ratio

244Degrees and Certificates Offered

$9,268Cost for Out-of-State Tuition

1,163+Transfers Annually to CSU/UC


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Cost of Attendance 

Out-of-State tuition at SBCC is 78% less than the cost of Out-of-State tuition at UC Santa Barbara

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