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SBCC Demographics & Diversity

Santa Barbara, California

Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at SBCC are predominantly White with a significant Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 59% percent of students are minorities or students of color. The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Santa Barbara City College has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and is eligible for federal grants supporting the school's efforts to serve Hispanic Americans.

Racial demographics of Santa Barbara City College students
Race Percent of Students
White 41%
Black 4%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 5%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 5%
International 9%
Race Unknown 2%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
High

There are 17% more female students than male students enrolled at Santa Barbara City College with a gender ratio of 54% women to 46% men. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SBCC has a comparable gender diversity ratio to other US colleges and is inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Santa Barbara City College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 46%
Women 54%
Enrollment by gender for Santa Barbara City College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,742
Women 7,904

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SBCC serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 71 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Santa Barbara City College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 71%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 17%
Unknown Location 12%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$70,571 per year

21% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Enrollment
14,646
Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 29.5%
Part time Undergrads 51.2%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=122889 IPEDS survey data for Santa Barbara City College.


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