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Santa Barbara Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

Santa Barbara Colleges and Schools

Colleges in Santa Barbara, California

There are at least 7 colleges in Santa Barbara, listed and described below. These schools represent 46,356 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 36,834 full-time students, and a reported 8,174 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include Santa Barbara City College and University of California-Santa Barbara. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at Westmont College or University of California-Santa Barbara.

We also provide an extensive list of California Colleges.

Of Note For College Students

  • There are a lot of studio and one-bedroom apartments in Santa Barbara.
  • A lot of people walk and bicycle in Santa Barbara.

Colleges in Santa Barbara with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Antioch University-Santa Barbara
801 Garden St, Suite 101
Santa Barbara, CA 93101-1581

  • Programs: clinical psychology, liberal arts and sciences, business management, education, psychology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelor's. Master's.
  • Student Body: 347 students, 351 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Study abroad option.

Fielding Graduate University
2020 De la Vina Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3814

  • Programs: organizational behavior, clinical psychology, educational administration, psychology courses, instructional media design, family studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Master's.
  • Student Body: 1,595 students, 1,345 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning.
  • Notable: Career counseling.

University of California-Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, CA 93106

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: managerial economics, sociology, psychology, communication studies, international studies, political science, education, English
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's. Master's. Doctor's.
  • Student Body: 21,410 students, 22,512 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 7,124 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 530-640. Math: 540-660. Writing: 530-640.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Westmont College
955 La Paz Rd
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1089

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: biology, managerial economics, English, communication studies, sociology, art studies, exercise science, political science
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Bachelor's.
  • Student Body: 1,337 students, 1,309 full-time equivalent.
  • Dorms: 1,050 student capacity.
  • SAT 25-75th percentile: Verbal: 560-660. Math: 550-660. Writing: 550-650.
  • Flexibility: AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services. Study abroad option. Member of a national athletic association.

Santa Barbara Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Based on 2008-2009 information.

Paul Mitchell the School-Santa Barbara
525 Anacapa St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

  • Programs: cosmetology
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates.
  • Student Body: 35 students, 99 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Weekend classes available.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. Remedial services.

Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109-2394

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: liberal arts and sciences, nursing assistant, licensed practical nurse, speech and rhetoric, medical coding, registered nursing, medical records tech, sales and marketing
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates. Associate's.
  • Student Body: 21,632 students, 11,218 full-time equivalent.
  • Flexibility: Distance learning. Weekend classes available. Credit for experience. AP credits. Some high school credits accepted.
  • Notable: Career counseling. Placement assistance. On-campus daycare. Remedial services. Study abroad option.
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Colleges in Nearby Cities and Towns

(Student count includes part-time and full-time; not all students live in the city or town. Data as of 2007.)

City/Town Colleges Pop.
(2000)
Students Dorms
Carpinteria Colleges 1 14,194 659 200

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