Sacramento City College

Sacramento City College

Founded in 1916, Sacramento City College, also referred to as SCC, is a two-year community college located in Sacramento, California. It is part of the Los Rios Community College District and is the seventh oldest public community college in California. The college enrolls more than 22,000 students every term. SCC offers a wide variety of degrees, programs and certificates in diverse fields of study.

"The Express" is the student-run newspaper. The sports teams of SCC are known as the Panthers. Alumni of the college include Michael James Adams, aviator and NASA astronaut; Donnell Alexander, journalist and author of "Ghetto Celebrity"; and Kurt Edward Fishback, photographer.

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Contacting Sacramento City College

Sacramento City College
3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento , CA 95822-1386
General Phone: (916) 558-2111

Sacramento City College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts503women's studies, minority and gender studies, English, speech and rhetoric, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, library assistant, social services, ...
Business and Management143business, business management, accounting, small business management, insurance, sales and marketing, retail
Nursing and Emergency Medicine116registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Beauty and Cosmetology88cosmetology
Computer Science and Engineering66computer and info science, information technology, computer programming, computer science, web design, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking, system administration, ...
Science63biological and physical sciences
Mechanics and Repair59electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, small engine mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech, alternative fuel vehicle tech
Media56journalism, digital communications, advertising, graphic communications, desktop publishing and imaging
Engineering Technician48HVAC tech, water quality and recycling tech, quality control tech, mechanical engineering tech, surveying tech, drafting
Family and Social Work44family and consumer science, adult development and aging, child development, human services
Therapy and Counseling34psychology, physical therapist assistant
Medical Support and Technology28dental assistant, dental hygienist
Art Studies22visual and performing arts, art studies
Office and Administration21data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Photography and Commercial Art14commercial photography, film studies
Transportation14ground transportation
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy14health and physical education, occupational therapist assistant
Security and Law Enforcement9corrections, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention
Music9music, music management
Conservation and Resource Management7environmental studies
Real Estate and Construction Management5real estate
Construction Trades5apparel and textile manufacture
Design2interior design
Drama and Performing Arts2drama, theatre design
Education and Teaching0special ed, teacher aide

Number of programs and degrees for Sacramento City College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year22929
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years750
Associate's degree1,01571
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12121

Sacramento City College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Sacramento City College had a total enrollment of 24,596 students (13,702 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 32%
Black 14%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 25%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 24%
20-21 15%
22-24 15%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown4%

Sacramento City College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 63 %
Part-Time 30 %

Sacramento City College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Sacramento, 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.

Sacramento City College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 590
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,658
Books and supplies $ 1,440

Financial Aid:
Sacramento City College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 123300)

Sacramento City College Faculty

Sacramento City College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track4559
Non-tenured and not on tenure track57

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year19$83,46033$80,248
All faculty totalcalendar year19$83,46033$80,248

*: 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 year130$75,569160$75,253
All faculty totalacademic year130$75,569160$75,253

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

Sacramento City College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

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

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Studies

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture

Interior Design

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

Education And Teaching
Special Education and Teaching, General
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Quality Control Technology/Technician
Surveying Technology/Surveying
Water Quality & Wastewater Treatment Mgmt & Recycling Tech

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Human Services, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Graphic Communications, General
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Occupational Therapist Assistant

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

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant
Psychology, General

Ground Transportation, Other

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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