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Santa Barbara City College

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About Santa Barbara City College

Santa Barbara City College was established by the Santa Barbara High School District in 1909, making it one of the oldest community colleges in California. The college was discontinued shortly after World War I, and its work largely taken over by the Santa Barbara State Normal School, which became the Santa Barbara State College, and later, the University of California, Santa Barbara. SBCC was reorganized by the high school district in the fall of 1946. Called Santa Barbara Junior College from its inception, the Santa Barbara Board of Education formally changed the name to Santa Barbara City College in July 1959.

Santa Barbara City College is a comprehensive community college serving the south coast of Santa Barbara County. Established in 1909, SBCC is renowned as the #1 community college in the nation. The college has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree. Students are attracted to SBCC by virtue of its outstanding faculty, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities, student support services and incredible location. Why not receive a great education, improve your English skills, and make new friends at Santa Barbara City College and, you won't get any better weather or view of the ocean than right on their campus. They don't just say they have ocean views from campus, they're actually steps from the ocean. Yes, steps-176.5 steps to be exact. Their International Student Support Programs include International Student Academics Program (ISAP) and English Language Studies Program (ELSP). (No TOEFL score is required.)Whether you are working toward improving your English skills or planning to transfer to earn a bachelor's degree, SBCC is a place where international students from more than seventy different countries excel academically and socially. Experiencing the United States at Santa Barbara City College will provide you with an excellent support group as well as a safe campus and community. Their International Student Support Program is here for you.

Santa Barbara City College is a fully accredited community college that offers over 155 degree and certificate programs, training in a wide range of career technical fields, and transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree. Their mission is to provide superior quality instruction in all programs and to maintain an environment that emphasizes teaching and learning and encourages the free discussion of ideas. The college's outstanding faculty is committed to master teaching in small classes where students have direct, one-on-one access to their professors throughout the year. It is the mission of Santa Barbara City College to provide a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all. The Office of Educational Programs is responsible for providing the student programs and services designed to fulfil this mission. As you will discover from exploring their vast array of programs and services, their dedicated faculty, staff, and administrators work tirelessly to help students achieve excellence in all aspects of academic life.

Santa Barbara City College is one of the most naturally beautiful campuses in the nation. Their main campus sits on a bluff overlooking the harbour and Pacific Ocean where the “mountains meet the sea”.

Member of Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Where can you study?
34.40592, -119.69732
SBCC Campus
Nearest City: Los Angeles
Type: On-campus
Address: 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, California, 93109 United States

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