Santa Ana College

Santa Ana College

Santa Ana College, or SAC, is a community college located at the corner of Bristol and Seventeenth Street in Santa Ana, California. Santa Ana College was recognized by the Community College Week (2008) as one of the top associate degree producers for Hispanic students in the nation. The college is home to the Tessmann Planetarium.

Santa Ana College is popular for its academic programs as well as top-ranked student services. The students can enroll for full semester, mini-semester (GR8 Weeks), weekend, or online classes. It offers a wide variety of courses in arts and humanities, business, math and sciences, and vocational education.

The official mascot of the Santa Ana College is the Don.

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Contacting Santa Ana College

Santa Ana College
1530 W. 17th Street
Santa Ana , CA 92706-3398
General Phone: (714) 564-6000

Santa Ana College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts799women's studies, minority and gender studies, foreign language and literature, American Sign Language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, library assistant, social services, ...
Security and Law Enforcement348corrections, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Business and Management169business management, accounting, small business management, international business, sales and marketing, retail, sales
Nursing and Emergency Medicine125EMT paramedic, registered nursing
Mechanics and Repair87communications install and repair, heavy equipment maintenance, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics
Medical Support and Technology84audiology and speech pathology, medical assistant, pharmacy tech
Science38biology, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy32health and physical education, occupational therapist assistant
Law31legal secretary, legal assistant
Family and Social Work30family and consumer science, food and nutrition, child development
Computer Science and Engineering29information technology, computer programming, computer science, web design, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking, system administration
Media23journalism, broadcast journalism, radio and television, digital communications, advertising, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Production Trades22machinist, welding
Office and Administration22office management, administrative assistant
Therapy and Counseling13psychology
Engineering Technician10engineering technology, manufacturing tech, drafting, architectural drafting
Music7music, music management
Design5design and visual communication, fashion design, graphic design
Photography and Commercial Art5commercial art, photography
Drama and Performing Arts4dance, drama, theatre design
Medicine2medical preparatory
Art Studies2art studies
Religion and Philosophy2philosophy
Construction Trades2apparel and textile manufacture, apparel and textile marketing
Fine Arts1metal and jewelry
Education and Teaching1special ed, teacher aide
Cooking and Culinary Arts0culinary arts

Number of programs and degrees for Santa Ana College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,37672
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years058
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years24015
Award of less than 1 academic year28532

Santa Ana College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Santa Ana College had a total enrollment of 33,514 students (10,868 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 34%
Black 3%
Hispanic 40%
Asian 12%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 13%
20-21 10%
22-24 11%
25-29 14%
30-34 11%
35-39 10%
40-49 17%
50-64 10%
65+ 2%

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

State unknown7%

Santa Ana College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 71 %
Part-Time 44 %

Santa Ana College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Santa Ana, 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.

Santa Ana College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 508
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,612
Books and supplies $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Santa Ana College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 128400)

Santa Ana College Faculty

Santa Ana College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1725
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1521

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year11$93,49134$89,673
All faculty totalcalendar year11$93,49134$89,673

*: 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 year110$90,927122$89,524
All faculty totalacademic year110$90,927122$89,524

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

Santa Ana College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

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

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

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Design and Visual Communications, General
Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
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
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technology, General
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General

Fine Arts
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
History, General
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician
Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Broadcast Journalism
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Audiology/Audiologist and Speech-Language Pathology/Pathologist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
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
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

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

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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% students 40 years or older
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Male % of student body
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Top 11%Santa Ana College Male % of student body
Minority % of student body
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Top 15%Santa Ana College Minority % of student body

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 Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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