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Saddleback College

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  • Level

    2 Years

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

    Not applicable

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  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • 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


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.


  • SAT Range



    Neither required nor recommended

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  • High School GPA

    Neither required nor recommended

  • Application Fee


  • 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

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for Rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


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Total One Year 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 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


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


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Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • 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

  • 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

  • Chemistry

    37 Graduates

  • Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

    36 Graduates

  • Health and Physical Education/Fitne...

    34 Graduates

  • Design and Applied Arts

    34 Graduates

  • Economics

    32 Graduates

  • History

    31 Graduates

  • Mental and Social Health Services a...

    31 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    29 Graduates

  • Real Estate

    28 Graduates

  • Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science...

    27 Graduates

  • Electrical/Electronics Maintenance...

    27 Graduates

  • Sociology

    26 Graduates

  • Apparel and Textiles

    25 Graduates

  • Business/Commerce, General

    25 Graduates

  • Health and Medical Administrative S...

    24 Graduates

  • Physics

    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

  • Anthropology

    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

  • Journalism

    6 Graduates

  • Middle/Near Eastern and Semitic Lan...

    6 Graduates

  • Building/Construction Finishing, Ma...

    6 Graduates

  • Industrial Production Technologies/...

    5 Graduates

  • Taxation

    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

  • Music

    3 Graduates

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

    3 Graduates

  • Computer Programming

    3 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    3 Graduates

  • Engineering, General

    3 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    2 Graduates

  • Dance

    2 Graduates

  • East Asian Languages, Literatures,...

    2 Graduates

  • Audiovisual Communications Technolo...

    1 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    1 Graduates

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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.


Full-time / Part-time

28% / 72%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



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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


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution does not provide any meal plan options.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors


Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Sports Team (Men)



Cross Country



Swimming and Diving


Track and Field

Water Polo

Sports Team (Women)


Cross Country




Swimming and Diving


Track and Field


Water Polo

Beach Volleyball

Campus Security

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.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

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.

$6,500 - $11,750

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

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


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Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $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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