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SBCC Demographics & Diversity

Santa Barbara, California

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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 people of color (BIPOC). 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

There are 26% more female students than male students enrolled at Santa Barbara City College with a gender ratio of 56% women to 44% 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 44%
Women 56%
Enrollment by gender for Santa Barbara City College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 5,606
Women 7,069

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SBCC serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 80 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Santa Barbara City College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 80%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 11%
Unknown Location 9%

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

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.