Allan Hancock College

Allan Hancock College

Allan Hancock College or AHC is a California public community college located in Santa Maria in northern Santa Barbara County.

Approximately 11,000 credit and more than 5,500 noncredit and community services students enroll in AHC each semester. The college has a Program Participation Agreement with the US Department of Education for eligible students to receive Pell Grants and other federal support.

The athletic program at Allan Hancock College consists of a combined 16 men's and women's varsity sport teams and it includes:

  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Men's and women's basketball
  • Men's and women's cross country
  • Men's and women's golf
  • Men's and women's soccer
  • Softball, men's and women's tennis
  • Men's and women's track and field and women's volleyball

The sports teams of AHC are known as the 'Bulldogs'.

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Contacting Allan Hancock

Allan Hancock College
800 S College Dr
Santa Maria , CA 93454-6399
General Phone: (805) 922-6966

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Allan Hancock Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts682Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, international relations
Nursing and Emergency Medicine303EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, home health aide
Security and Law Enforcement215criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Business and Management193business, business management, accounting, sales and marketing
Beauty and Cosmetology82cosmetology
Family and Social Work65family and consumer science, food and nutrition, foodservice management, child development, human services
Office and Administration57data entry, administrative assistant
Medical Support and Technology56dental assistant, medical assistant, pharmacy tech
Drama and Performing Arts27dance, drama, theatre design
Therapy and Counseling19psychology, substance abuse counseling
Science18biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Engineering Technician12engineering technology, hazardous materials tech, drafting, architectural drafting, engineering technician
Mechanics and Repair11electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, heavy equipment maintenance, autobody repair, automobile mechanics
Computer Science and Engineering10computer and info science, information technology, computer science, web design, computer graphics, computer networking, webmastering
Law5legal secretary
Design4interior design, graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art3commercial photography, cinematography
Music3music, music management
Construction Trades3apparel and textiles, apparel and textile marketing, electrician, plumbing
Art Studies3art studies
Agricultural Science and Management3various agricultural courses
Media2digital communications, animation and special effects
Production Trades2machinist, welding
Cooking and Culinary Arts2culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Education and Teaching2early childhood special ed, teacher aide
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education
Conservation and Resource Management1environmental studies, environmental science
Medical Administration0health unit coordinator

Number of programs and degrees for Allan Hancock in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,00063
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years2652
Award of less than 1 academic year65026
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years1239

Allan Hancock Student Body

In 2007-2008, Allan Hancock had a total enrollment of 13,176 students (6,302 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 48%
Black 3%
Hispanic 33%
Asian 5%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 20%
20-21 13%
22-24 12%
25-29 11%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 11%
50-64 9%
65+ 7%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown3%

Allan Hancock Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 48 %

Allan Hancock Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Santa Maria, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Allan Hancock Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 620
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,688
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Allan Hancock participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 111100)

Allan Hancock Faculty

Allan Hancock has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1623
Non-tenured and not on tenure track75

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year7$82,5906$65,972
All faculty totalcalendar year7$82,5906$65,972

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year68$79,81576$75,045
All faculty totalacademic year68$79,81576$75,045

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Allan Hancock Degree Programs (2007)

Agricultural Science And Management
Agricultural Production Operations, Other

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Apparel and Textiles, General
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technology, General
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Human Services, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Health Unit Coordinator/Ward Clerk

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
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