College of the Canyons

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General Information

Admission Office

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
(661) 362-3280
Fax: (661) 259-8302

Contact: Jasmine Ruys
Director, Admissions, Records and Online Services
Main Address

26455 Rockwell Canyon Road
Santa Clarita, CA 91355
(661) 259-7800


Total undergrads: 23,412
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 4,674
Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,616


Suburban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
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: Limited admission to nursing program.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Landscaping A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Commercial Photography C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Film Production/Cinematography A,C
Graphic Design A,C
Interior Design A,C
Merchandising C
Multimedia A
Music – General A
Music: performance/concert A
Music: performance/guitar A
Music: performance/jazz A
Music: performance/voice A
Photography A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hotel/Motel Management A
Real Estate A,C
Retailing C
Sales and Distribution A,C
Small Business Administration A,C

Communications & Journalism
Digital Communications/Multimedia A,C
Journalism A,C
Radio/Television A,C

Communications Technologies
Animation/Special Effects A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Computer Science A

Construction Trades
Building Construction Inspection C
Construction Site Management A,C

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Architectural Drafting A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A,C
Surveying Technology A,C
Water Quality/Treatment A

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Development A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
French A
Sign Language Interpretation A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine C
Medical Assistance C
Nursing (RN) A

Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Humanities A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science
Library Assistance A,C

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Automotive Technology A,C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological/Physical Sciences A
Mathematics & sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness A
Parks, Recreation & Fitness – General A

Personal & Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Related Services C
Management A

Precision Production Trades
Welding Technology A,C

Psychology – General A

Science Technologies
Biology Technician C

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

Social Sciences
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.

College of the Canyons Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (661) 259-7800
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 26455 Rockwell Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91355-1899
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 19,089
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 11,346 (59% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,156
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,804
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 66%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,329

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

College of the Canyons Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at College of the Canyons.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 98
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 3
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 32
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 33
Construction Trades 62
Education 1
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 64
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 31
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 13
Health Professions and Related Programs 34
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 22
Legal Professions and Studies 1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Library Science 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 12
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 13
Personal and Culinary Services 22
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Precision Production 11
Psychology 1
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 48
Grand total 4767

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at College of the Canyons 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 $1,156
Out-of-state $7,804
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 1,016 66%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,013 66% $4,329
Student loan aid 15 1% $4,768

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 8,461 41% $2,774
Federal student loans 277 1% $6,461

Admissions & Enrollment

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

College of the Canyons Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 19,089
Undergraduate enrollment 19,089
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

College of the Canyons Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

*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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