Sept. 18, 2023 – The Rancho Santiago Community College District (RSCCD) reported a significant surge in enrollment for the 2022/23 academic year during a presentation at a recent board meeting. The figures presented by Vice Chancellor of Educational Services, Enrique Perez, alongside Santa Ana College President (SAC), Annebelle Nery and Santiago Canyon College (SCC) President Jeannie Kim, show headcount growth in credit and non-credit students from 72,934 in 2020/21 to 88,732 in 2022/23. The enrollment increase makes RSCCD the largest community college district in generated Full-Time Equivalent Students (FTES) in Orange County and fourth in the State.
Furthermore, within the State of California, Santa Ana College emerged as the second-highest generator of FTES for the 2022/23 academic year, with Santiago Canyon College not far behind, securing a spot in the top 25.
RSCCD Chancellor Marvin Martinez, expresses immense gratitude for this achievement, stating, "Our growth is a testament to the quality of instruction and services that our students receive at each of our locations. I extend my deepest thanks to all the dedicated faculty and staff that work diligently to create an environment that fosters success and prepares our students for a brighter future."
This surge in enrollment is a testament to the quality education and support services offered across the District's campuses. It highlights the dedication of a community that works tirelessly, both in the forefront and behind the scenes, to make RSCCD an exceptional place for education and employment. The combined efforts of faculty, staff, and administrators have created an environment that empowers students to not only pursue their academic goals, but to chase their dreams with confidence.