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 College of the Canyons

College of the Canyons - Santa Clarita, CA

26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, California 91355-1899

General information:(661)259-7800
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:Suburb: Midsize
Campus housing:No
Student population:14,477( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:26 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Credit for life experiences
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Suburban-serving Single Campus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
More than 3%
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $670 $670 $910 -26%
Out-of-state $4,510 $4,366 $4,870 -10%
Books and supplies $1,638 $1,638 $1,638 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,160 $11,160 $10,863 3%
Other $3,672 $3,672 $4,059 -11%
Off Campus with Family
Other $3,654 $3,654 $4,185 -13%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,308 $2,308 $2,548 0%
Off Campus $17,140 $17,140 $17,470 0%
Off Campus with Family $5,962 $5,962 $6,733 -17%
On Campus $6,148 $6,004 $6,508 0%
Off Campus $20,980 $20,836 $21,430 -5%
Off Campus with Family $9,802 $9,658 $10,693 -10%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $864
In-state fees $46
Out-of-state tuition $4,824
Out-of-state fees $46
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 471 43% --
Grant or scholarship aid 452 41% $1,771,216 $3,919
Federal grants 324 29% $1,382,004 $4,265
Pell grants 324 29% $1,325,849 $4,092
Other federal grants 88 8% $56,155 $638
State/local government grant or scholarships 432 39% $387,162 $896
Institutional grants or scholarships 4 0% $2,050 $513
Student loan aid 69 6% $350,598 $5,081
Federal student loans 68 6% $320,718 $4,716
Other student loans 2 0% $29,880 $14,940
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 5,545 23% $14,416,061 $2,600
Pell grants 3,020 13% $10,346,895 $3,426
Federal student loans 1,006 4% $6,126,370 $6,090


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $7,592 $6,962 $5,776
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $7,012 $6,156 $4,634
$30,001 - $48,000 $10,712 $10,753 $9,677
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable $9,677
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable $9,677
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 14,477
Undergraduate enrollment 14,477
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 928
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 26 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Baseball 30-
Basketball 1312
Football 89-
Golf 107
Soccer 2423
Softball -15
Swimming and Diving 168
Track and Field, Outdoor 3927
Track and Field, X-Country 129
Volleyball -12


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1972 Accredited


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

08/01/1995 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations00 3
Liquor law violations000
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 110
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 232
Burglary 872
Motor vehicle theft 130
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate12.4%
Number in default38
Number in repayment305

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00890300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping1146-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General913-
Business Administration and Management, General75-
Hospitality Administration/Management, General9--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management1--
Real Estate2--
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General96-
Small Business Administration/Management122-
Category total16332-
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects811
Category total811
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Radio and Television32-
Speech Communication and Rhetoric7--
Category total102-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer Science1--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications8-4
Category total9-4
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager21-
Category total21-
Education Colleges
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs--3
Category total--3
Engineering Colleges
Category total5--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD21-
Biomedical Technology/Technician-10-
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician31-
Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Techn610-
Category total1122-
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General31--
Category total31--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Child Care Provider/Assistant326-
Child Care and Support Services Management--1
Category total3261
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
French Language and Literature3--
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation2--
Spanish Language and Literature2--
Category total7--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Athletic Training/Trainer5--
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse113--
Category total118--
History Colleges
History, General22--
Category total22--
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services Colleges
Criminal Justice/Police Science243-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician3517-
Category total5920-
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Assistant/Paralegal7--
Category total7--
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies11--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies133-416
Category total144-416
Library Science Colleges
Library and Archives Assisting31-
Category total31-
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General44--
Category total44--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician--2
Category total--2
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences138--
Category total138--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General7--
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies1--
Category total8--
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General-5-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager2--
Category total25-
Precision Production Colleges
Welding Technology/Welder13-
Category total13-
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General35--
Category total35--
Social Sciences Colleges
Social Sciences, General102--
Category total127--
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General18--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production33-
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General3--
Graphic Design6-3
Interior Design28-
Music, General2--
Category total44133
Grand total1030106430