About Saddleback College
On Campus Housing
Saddleback College was founded in 1969. It is a public institution providing a 2 year program located at Mission Viejo, California. It offers over 300 associate degrees, certifications among the 190 programs. Saddleback is the oldest university in the southern most. The college is governed by the South Orange Community College District. Saddleback College got its name from the slump between the twin peaks of Santiago Peak and Modjeska Peak in the Cleveland National Forest.
Saddleback college offers a large number of programs that educate students to evaluate physical, cultural, and social environments. The main aim of the college is to provide high-quality courses and programs that foster student learning that gives an improvement of basic skills, and lifelong learning.
Some of the notable alumni of the college include Heather C. Allen( Research Chemist), Richard Crawford(NFL Player), Mike Carlucci(Actor and Sports Influencer) and many more.
The college has a student population of 19,421. As a large number of students are studying at the college. The college is spread across 200 acres of area.
The student to faculty ratio is 26:1.
Accreditation is given by Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), which is the branch of Western Association of Schools and Colleges(WASC).
The Graduation Rate of the College is 42%
Online Education at Saddleback
Currently, Saddleback offers 53 fully online degrees or certifications.It College offers online classes in spring, summer, and fall semesters.
Some classes will allow you to access their class before the class actually starts. However, they are not required to have the class available to you until the very first day that the semester begins.
Before taking a test/quiz online there are a few precautions you must make before beginning. Ensure the following:
Pop-up blocker disabled or on the safe list. Details
Ensure that there are no other windows in the background.
All other programs are turned off. That includes Instant Messengers and e-mail.
Set aside enough time for the test/quiz.
Reviews posted by the students are:
I loved being on Campus because of the ample parking, open space, variety of classes, and the like-able professors. While I think that every college campus did the best they could to transfer to remote learning, I think that Saddleback did a pretty great job. I got updated emails from the President of Saddleback throughout the transfer process with words of encouragement. When Saddleback offered grants to get updated technology.
My experience at Saddleback College has been excellent. My professors provided tremendous assistance throughout all of my courses, responding to all questions in a timely manner. I have found them to be very supportive, providing advice and insight. While I have not experienced all the various amenities available, the ones I have experienced were helpful. The campus is clean, safe, and easy to maneuver through. Overall, a wonderful experience so far!
Rankings depends upon the performance of the university. An overall performance evaluation is done by the designated authorities and based on their evaluation parameters rankings are given to the college. The ranking given to the Saddleback College are:
It has been awarded 219th position as ‘Best Community Colleges in America’.
Secured 20th position in ‘Best Community Colleges in California’.
Ranked 7th in ‘Best Community Colleges in Los Angeles Area’ .
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
As Saddleback College is a public institution, the expense of all the things are kept lowest as to the other universities or colleges. The average net price of the college is $7,298. Average annual tuition fees is $1,288. While the expense for books and supplies is $1,972 and the living cost of the student including the meal is $15,084.
Other academic fees and the budget for personal expense on an average are $40 and $5,276 respectively.
On an average the total one year cost to attend the college is $23,662.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$93,728 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
The college believes in offering quality training to all the students and doesn't appreciate instructive disparities. Students originating from various ethnic foundations like Latin, Caucasian, Black, American Indian, and a lot more are invited to the school. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At SC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The college has enrolled around 44% male and 56% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Though the annual cost of the college is kept as low as possible as the college believes that education is everyone’s right and to provide them at minimal costs. Still if some students are not able to afford the fees of the college. Don't worry the college also provides various financial assistance programs to help the needy students with their financial problems.
Students need to fill the FAFSA form using the college FAFSA code 008918.
Some of the financial aid given is as follows
Federal aid has grants such as Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) and loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct Parent PLUS loan. Federal Work-Study option enables students too.
Institutional aid includes scholarship like Saddleback Foundation Scholarship.
State aid includes grants such as California College Promise Grant.
Military aid includes Post 9/11 GI Bill Benefits and the Yellow Ribbon Program.