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About Saddleback College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private


2 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College


Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide 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!

Location & Contact


28000 Marguerite Pky


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Phone: 9495824500
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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’ .


Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

15th Aug

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


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Application Fee



Neither required nor recommended

High School GPA

Neither required nor recommended

Accept Common App


Whether a undergraduate, graduate, professors, businessmen no matter what you become in future. Each and everyone was once a student and have gone through the admission process of the college applied for..

Saddleback College has an open admission policy. The students have to meet the minimum requirements and submit the admission application before the deadline. The admission department of the college will review the admission application and will contact you accordingly. Before applying to it, check the admission requirements on the admission page so that the student has clear idea whether the student is eligible for the same or not. 

Annual Cost to Attend

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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 The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Associate degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

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Distance Education

Study Abroad


Liberal Arts and Sciences, General...

1,838 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

256 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

244 Graduates

Health Services/Allied Health/Healt...

126 Graduates

Psychology, General

125 Graduates

Cosmetology and Related Personal Gr...

107 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

105 Graduates

Human Development, Family Studies,...

99 Graduates

Practical Nursing, Vocational Nursi...

84 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

73 Graduates

Allied Health and Medical Assisting...

71 Graduates

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Tech...

48 Graduates

Applied Horticulture and Horticultu...

45 Graduates

Accounting and Related Services

41 Graduates


37 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

36 Graduates

Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

34 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

34 Graduates


32 Graduates


31 Graduates

Mental and Social Health Services a...

31 Graduates


29 Graduates

Real Estate

28 Graduates

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

27 Graduates

Electrical/Electronics Maintenance...

27 Graduates


26 Graduates

Apparel and Textiles

25 Graduates

Business/Commerce, General

25 Graduates

Health and Medical Administrative S...

24 Graduates


23 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

23 Graduates

Culinary Arts and Related Services

23 Graduates

Political Science and Government

22 Graduates

Biological and Physical Sciences

22 Graduates

Computer Systems Networking and Tel...

21 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

20 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

20 Graduates

Foods, Nutrition, and Related Servi...

17 Graduates

Human Services, General

16 Graduates

Architectural Sciences and Technolo...

14 Graduates

Biology, General

14 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

14 Graduates

American Sign Language

13 Graduates

Computer Science

13 Graduates

Computer Software and Media Applica...

13 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

12 Graduates


12 Graduates

Film/Video and Photographic Arts

12 Graduates

Physical Sciences

9 Graduates

Business Operations Support and Ass...

9 Graduates

Data Entry/Microcomputer Applicatio...

9 Graduates

Social Sciences, General

8 Graduates

Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

7 Graduates

Drafting/Design Engineering Technol...

7 Graduates


6 Graduates

Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

6 Graduates

Building/Construction Finishing, Ma...

6 Graduates

Industrial Production Technologies/...

5 Graduates


5 Graduates

Computer/Information Technology Adm...

5 Graduates

Geography and Cartography

4 Graduates

International Business

4 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

4 Graduates

Entrepreneurial and Small Business...

4 Graduates

General Sales, Merchandising and Re...

3 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

3 Graduates


3 Graduates

Astronomy and Astrophysics

3 Graduates

Computer Programming

3 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

3 Graduates

Engineering, General

3 Graduates


2 Graduates


2 Graduates

East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

2 Graduates

Audiovisual Communications Technolo...

1 Graduates

Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

1 Graduates


Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.






Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%




52% White

1% Unknown

2% Black

27% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

2% Non Resident alien

10% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

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Unknown Location


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Economic Diversity

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 Life


The institution does not provide on-campus housing facilities for students.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


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Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

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Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

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Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country



Swimming and Diving


Track and Field

Water Polo

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Cross Country




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Water Polo

Beach Volleyball

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol


Campus Emergency Phones


24-Hour Escort Safety rides


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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.




Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$67 - 122

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

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Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.


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< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $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.

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