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SCC Demographics & Diversity

Orange, 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 SCC are predominantly Hispanic with a significant White population. The school has very high racial diversity. 64% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

Racial demographics of Santiago Canyon College students
Race Percent of Students
White 36%
Black 2%
Hispanic 47%
Asian 7%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 4%
International 1%
Race Unknown 2%
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Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity

There are 48% more male students than female students enrolled at Santiago Canyon College with a gender ratio of 60% men to 40% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, SCC has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.

Male to female gender ratio for Santiago Canyon College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 60%
Women 40%
Enrollment by gender for Santiago Canyon College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,783
Women 4,590

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

SCC serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 93 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Santiago Canyon College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 93%
Out of State 0%
Foreign 3%
Unknown Location 4%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$83,505 per year

33% 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 31.6%
Part time Undergrads 72%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=399212 IPEDS survey data for Santiago Canyon College.