Prospective Applicants

A message from Erika Endrijonas, Ph.D., Superintendent/President, Santa Barbara City College

Welcome to Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)! Congratulations on making the next step in your career at a community institution that is anchored in opportunity, access, and education. So much goes into making SBCC a top institution and exceptional individuals like yourself are a part of our vision, mission, and commitment to the success of every student at SBCC.

At SBCC, we are building a culture, active and committed to academic excellence, diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism among our faculty, staff, and students. As a community, we believe that diversity comes in many forms. We understand that individuals are multidimensional, shaped by the intersections of a variety of life experiences and factors. We recognize and challenge the inequities that stem from the complex world in which we live and embrace the many facets of people that make up our wonderful college. And as a leader among community colleges we take pride in our ability to solve problems for the benefit of our students and the community. 

We seek college employees, like yourself, who will take responsibility for equitable outcomes and successful pathways for our students. And, in return, we make every effort to make this a great place to work. If this appeals to you and you are ready to make the commitment we invite you to join our community and embrace our commitments and values.

Vision Statement:
Santa Barbara City College strives to build a socially conscious community where knowledge and respect empower individuals to transform our world.

Mission Statement:
Santa Barbara City College welcomes all students. The College provides a diverse learning environment and opportunities for students to enrich their lives, advance their careers, complete certificates, earn associate degrees, and transfer to four-year institutions. 

The College is committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive, respectful, participatory, and supportive community dedicated to the success of every student.

College Facts (as of Fall 2023)

  • Instruction, administrative, and support services are provided by 203 full-time faculty, 296 adjunct faculty, and 306 full-time staff and management.
  • Santa Barbara City College currently enrolls approximately 13,549 students, the majority of whom are from racially diverse populations as follows: African American/Black – 2.3%; American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.4%; Asian/Filipino/Pacific Islander- 5.7%; Hispanic/Latinx – 41.6%; two or more races – 6.1%; Unknown – 3.3%; and White: 40.6%.
  • 46.7% of SBCC’s students are under age 19, 29.7% are between the ages 20 and 24, 15.7% are between the ages of 25 and 39, and 7.9% are 40 or older.
  • 37.5% of SBCC’s students attend full time (12 units or more), and 62.5% of SBCC students attend part- time.
  • Most recently, we were honored by philanthropist MacKenzie Scott with a gift of $20 million in recognition of the excellent work that we do involving diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.
  • In 2018, Santa Barbara City College celebrated 100 years of Adult Education in the Santa Barbara community.
  • The College recently adopted the Umoja program, a transfer success program geared toward African-American and other black students.
  • In 2009, SBCC gained the status of Hispanic Serving Institution, which among many other benefits, made the college eligible to apply for federal grants geared toward strengthening institutional capacity and building programs to increase the success of Hispanic and other underrepresented students.

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