#1 Community College in the Nation
~ The Aspen Institute
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.
Santa Barbara City College strives to build a socially conscious community where knowledge and respect empower individuals to transform our world.
As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student . . .
Santa Barbara City College provides students a diverse learning environment that inspires curiosity and discovery, promotes global responsibility, and fosters opportunity for all.
Our Core Principles
Santa Barbara City College’s core principles guide all aspects of instruction, organization, and innovation: