Colleges Near Santa Barbara

Colleges and universities near me in the Santa Barbara, California area

There are 3 colleges in Santa Barbara and 75 colleges within 100 miles enrolling a total of 703,233 students. These are the closest colleges.

Located in California with a population of 88,410, the closest colleges are ranked below by distance from Santa Barbara. The nearest college is Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria in Santa Maria at a distance of 0.8 miles from Santa Barbara. Driving time to these schools from Santa Barbara should be less than 2 hours. The top rated college in the area is California Institute of Technology in Pasadena which is ranked #7 in the nation by CollegeSimply. The largest college in the area is University of Southern California enrolling 46,287 students. In terms of affordability, Taft College in Taft offers the lowest tuition for colleges in the area at $1,104 per year.

This directory is inclusive of nearby two and four year schools, both public and private. If you are looking for more affordable higher education options or not ready for a full four-year program, consider local community colleges near Santa Barbara.


75 results

Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria
S
Santa Maria, CA
 
Santa Barbara Business College Santa Maria

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 99enrollment
  • $17,095net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

1 miles from Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara City College
S
Santa Barbara, CA
Santa Barbara City College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 12,525enrollment
  • $9,147net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

1 miles from Santa Barbara

Westmont College
W
Santa Barbara, CA
 
Westmont College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#12 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 1,226enrollment
  • $32,418net price
  • 70%acceptance rate
  • 1110-1370SAT range
  • 24-31ACT range
  • 3.65Avg GPA

5 miles from Santa Barbara

University of California Santa Barbara
C
Santa Barbara, CA
University of California Santa Barbara

Public 4 Year

3 reviews

#19 Best Public Universities in America

  • 26,179enrollment
  • $17,223net price
  • 37%acceptance rate
  • 1230-1460SAT range
  • 28-34ACT range
  • 4.17Avg Weighted GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

8 miles from Santa Barbara

Ventura College
V
Ventura, CA
 
Ventura College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 11,789enrollment
  • $4,347net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

29 miles from Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Business College Ventura
S
Ventura, CA
 
Santa Barbara Business College Ventura

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 274enrollment
  • $33,367net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

29 miles from Santa Barbara

Oxnard College
O
Oxnard, CA
 
Oxnard College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 6,994enrollment
  • $3,509net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

36 miles from Santa Barbara

Thomas Aquinas College
T
Santa Paula, CA
Thomas Aquinas College

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 462enrollment
  • $24,067net price
  • 86%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1380SAT range
  • 25-31ACT range
  • 3.75Avg Weighted GPA

36 miles from Santa Barbara

California State University Channel Islands
C
Camarillo, CA
California State University Channel Islands

Public 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 7,446enrollment
  • $15,059net price
  • 79%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • 3.22Avg GPA

Applications Due Nov 30

42 miles from Santa Barbara

California Lutheran University
C
Thousand Oaks, CA
California Lutheran University

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

#17 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 4,027enrollment
  • $29,669net price
  • 74%acceptance rate
  • 1070-1240SAT range
  • 20-27ACT range
  • 3.73Avg GPA

Applications Due Feb 1

49 miles from Santa Barbara

Moorpark College
M
Moorpark, CA
 
Moorpark College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 14,361enrollment
  • $4,703net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jul 1

50 miles from Santa Barbara

Taft College
T
Taft, CA
 
Taft College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 3,566enrollment
  • $8,661net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 10

54 miles from Santa Barbara

Allan Hancock College
A
Santa Maria, CA
 
Allan Hancock College

Public 2 Year

1 reviews

 

  • 10,248enrollment
  • $5,520net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 1

55 miles from Santa Barbara

Pepperdine University
P
Malibu, CA
Pepperdine University

Private 4 Year

3 reviews

#9 Best Private Colleges in California

  • 9,554enrollment
  • $46,550net price
  • 42%acceptance rate
  • 1200-1410SAT range
  • 26-31ACT range
  • 3.69Avg GPA

Applications Due Jan 5

63 miles from Santa Barbara

California Institute of the Arts
C
Valencia, CA
California Institute of the Arts

Private 4 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 1,166enrollment
  • $59,367net price
  • 27%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jan 7

65 miles from Santa Barbara

College of the Canyons
C
Santa Clarita, CA
College of the Canyons

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 20,573enrollment
  • $7,032net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

65 miles from Santa Barbara

Los Angeles Pierce College
L
Woodland Hills, CA
Los Angeles Pierce College

Public 2 Year

0 reviews

 

  • 17,521enrollment
  • $13,343net price
  • 100%acceptance rate
  • -SAT range
  • -ACT range
  • NAAvg GPA

Applications Due Jun 15

67 miles from Santa Barbara

California State University Northridge
C
Northridge, CA
California State University Northridge

Public 4 Year

1 reviews

#22 Best Public Universities in California

  • 40,381enrollment
  • $8,882net price
  • 66%acceptance rate
  • 900-1110SAT range
  • 16-22ACT range
  • 3.39Avg GPA

69 miles from Santa Barbara

FAQ's

The closest community college is Santa Barbara City College and is 1 miles from Santa Barbara. Explore the complete list of nearby community college options.

Tuition and fees at Santa Barbara City College are $1,374 for local residents for one academic year. Explore full costs to attend.

Santa Barbara City College has an open admission policy. Open admission colleges typically have few admission thresholds and will admit all applicants so long as certain minimum requirements are met.