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Santiago Canyon College Named Among the Best Community Colleges in California


Higher education resource guide,,releases the best community colleges for 2023 .

Orange, CA, a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, included Santiago Canyon College to its 2023 list of the Top 40 Community Colleges in California. Santiago Canyon College ranked 11th out of the 116 community colleges in the state.  

The research identifies top schools in California, based on tuition costs, the number of credits required to graduate, and online coursework delivery format. implemented a methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each college according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement.  

Santiago Canyon College offers flexible distance learning that appeals to busy adults or hybrid models that include on-campus and online formats. Experts at assessed programs in the Best Community Colleges in California that help students enhance and develop advanced skills for a variety of in-demand positions.  Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, degree holders earning 84 percent more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as masters, doctoral or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.1 percent for those with a doctorate. To access the complete ranking, visit Best Community Colleges in California of 2023 - Intelligent.   

About Santiago Canyon College 

Santiago Canyon College (SCC) is one of two colleges in the Rancho Santiago Community College District and serves approximately 16,000 students annually. Accredited in 2000, this dynamic and award-winning institution is located in Southern California, in the city of Orange, and provides an array of educational opportunities to the over 195,000 residents comprising the eclectic community. SCC offers 221 degree and certificate programs (including 28 associate degrees for transfer). SCC has been ranked among the “50 Best Community Colleges” in the U.S. by College Choice, recognized multiple times by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of “The Great Colleges to Work For,” received Gold-level status as a Military Friendly School®, and boasts award-winning, dedicated faculty, high-quality and student-centered education, and has an excellent university transfer rate supported by transfer-guarantee programs. 

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