Allan Hancock College

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School Overview

Allan Hancock College is a public community college in Santa Maria, California, located in northern Santa Barbara County. Allan Hancock College has been ranked among the top 120 community colleges in the country and in the top five community colleges in the state of California.

Allan Hancock offers undergraduate majors in 48 fields of study. Many of these fields are divided into different departments offering specific degrees or certificates. Total annual enrollment at Allan Hancock is about 38,000 students, of which nearly 10,000 are noncredit students.

General Information

Admission Office
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966
Fax: (805) 922-3477

Contact: Adela Esquivel-Swinson
Director, Admissions and Records

Main Address
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
(805) 922-6966

Total undergrads: 16,065
Degree-seeking undergrads: 6,481

Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Special requirements for allied health and drama programs. Students required to make separate application for admission to nursing, drama, police academy programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Agribusiness Operations A,C

Architecture & Related Programs
Architectural Technology A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Commercial Photography A
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Dance A,C
Design/Visual Communications A
Drama/Theater Arts C
Fashion Design A,C
Film Production/Cinematography C
Film Studies A
Interior Design A
Music – General A
Photography A
Theater Design/Stagecraft C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
International Marketing A,C
Management Information Systems A
Management Science A
Office Clerical Services A

Communications Technologies
Animation/Special Effects A
Graphic Communications A
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A
Photographic/Film Technology A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Information Technology A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
System Administration C
Web/Multimedia Management C

Construction Trades

Building/Property Maintenance C
Electrician C
Painting/Wall Covering C
Pipefitting C

Early Childhood Education A,C
Elementary Education A
Physical Education A

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Engineering Technology A
Civil Engineering/Technology A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Electromechanical Technologies A,C
Engineering Technology – General A
Environmental Engineering Technology A,C
Hazardous Materials Management C
Robotics A,C

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Apparel/Textile Marketing Management C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A
Fashion/Fabric Consultant A,C
Housing Studies A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Assistance A,C
Emergency Medical Technology C
Health Services – General A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Records Administration A,C
Medical Records Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C
Nursing Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A
Substance Abuse Counseling C

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Computational Mathematics A
Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Auto Body Repair A,C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair C
Mechanics & Repair – General A,C

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Studies A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A

Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology A,C
Culinary Arts/Chef Training A,C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Physics A


Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services

Human Services A,C

Security & Protective Services
Fire Protection/Safety Technology A,C
Fire Science/Firefighting C
Police Science C

Social Sciences
International Relations A
Social Sciences – General A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Allan Hancock College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (805) 922-6966
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, CA 93454-6399
Setting: City: Midsize
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 11,894
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,317 (70% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,352
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,504
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 85%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,687

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Allan Hancock College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Allan Hancock College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 32
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 55
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 34
Education 22
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 33
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 44
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 11
Health Professions and Related Programs 137
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 32
Legal Professions and Studies 22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 53
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 13
Personal and Culinary Services 41
Physical Sciences 2
Precision Production 42
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 21
Social Sciences 5
Visual and Performing Arts 57
Grand total 6468

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Allan Hancock College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,352
Out-of-state $7,504
Books and supplies $1,971

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 903 85%
Grant or scholarship aid 889 83% $4,687
Student loan aid 5 0% $3,071

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 6,855 61% $2,775
Federal student loans 120 1% $6,547

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Allan Hancock College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Allan Hancock College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Allan Hancock College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 11,894
Undergraduate enrollment 11,894
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Allan Hancock College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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