Environmental Scans

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The effectiveness of Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) is dependent on a comprehensive understanding of our environment and our capacity to respond to the changing landscape.  This laborious task is necessary to fulfill our mission of providing quality educational programs and services that address the needs of our diverse students and communities.  To that end, we review our “service area”:  its population, projected population change in 10, 20 and even 30 years, as well as analyze various characteristics (such as residents’ demographics, educational attainment, household income, housing ownership, etc.) that make up our communities. 

The data geographically displays the RSCCD boundaries in easy-to-visualize maps showing who we currently serve and where we can potentially draw from as we strategize programs, course offerings, and services in the near future.  This data is also provided in quantitative format and extracted by zip code and by census tract for those who wish to conduct further analysis.  We encourage you to use these maps and data as they pertain to the district and our two colleges, Santa Ana College and Santiago Canyon College. Please contact Nga​​ Pham at (714) 480-7467 should you need additional maps for your unique needs. 

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​​​External Scan​​​​
  • Community Profile​​
    • ​District Maps​
    • Population, demographics & characteristics (Orange County) Statistics​​​
  • Local School Districts​
    • PDFs​ of Charts and Data Sets Showing CA DOE Data on Schools ​​​
​​​Internal ​Scan
  • ​​​​​Student Profile​​
    • ​Headcount disaggregated by characteristics 
      • ​​Demographics
      • ​Other student characteristics (full time, part time, dual enrollment, credit, noncredit, units attempted, educational goal, dual enrollment, online or in ​​person or both, residence, etc.)
      • ​​Special population (DSPS, Pell grant, Promise grant, Veterans, Foster youth, AB540, LGBTQIA etc.)
    • High School Gradu​ates Matriculated by High S​chool 
    • ​​Matriculation of continuing education students to college credit coursework
    • Maps of Fall 2023 ​Credit Student Residency for RSCCD, SAC, SCC
  • Student Ou​tc​omes
    • Successful Course Completion Rate
    • Course Retention Rate
    • Term-to-term Persistence
    • Degrees and Certificates​ Awarded
    • Transfer to a Four-Year Institution
    • Certificates and High School Diplomas Awarded 
    • ​Transition from Noncredit to Credit ​​
  • Curriculu​m Profile, Measures of Efficiency​
    • Historic Enrollment Trends​
    • Sections offered by characteristics
      • ​Noncredit, Credit, CTE/SAM Code, Degree Applicable, Non-degree Applicable, Transferrable, Modality, TOP code, etc.
      • ​Enrollment by Subject (Credit and Noncredit)
    • Efficiency (FTES/Instructional FTEF)
    • Average Course Enrollment
    • ​Faculty Workload Analysis ​​​​