Sacramento City College

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School Overview

Sacramento City College, also known as SCC, was established in Sacramento, California in 1916. Though originally founded as a department of Sacramento High School, the school is now a two-year community college in the Los Rios Community College District. It is the oldest post-secondary school in Sacramento.

Fully accredited by WASC (the Western Association of Schools and Colleges), SCC offers its more than 25,000 students the opportunity to earn an Associate of Science degree, Associate of Art degree, diploma or certificate.

Along with academic prospects, Sacramento City College also offers opportunities for those interested in extracurricular activities and athletics. There may be no official sororities or fraternities on campus, but SCC is home to more than 50 student clubs and groups.

Known as the Panthers, SCC’s 18 athletic teams belong to both the Big 8 Conference and the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA). SCC boasts alumni who have participated in the World Series, Olympic Games, NFL playoffs, as well as world championship boxing.

General Information

Admission Office

3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 558-2351
Fax: (916) 558-2190

Contact: Sam Sandusky
Dean of Admissions
Main Address

3835 Freeport Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95822
(916) 558-2111


Total undergrads: 25,900
Degree-seeking undergrads: 15,996


Urban setting
Large city (250,000 – 499,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Women’s Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Arts – General A
Commercial Photography A,C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Music – General A
Music Management/Merchandising A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
International Marketing A,C
Management Information Systems A,C
Office Clerical Services A,C
Real Estate A,C

Communications & Journalism
Journalism A,C
Communications Technologies
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A,C
Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Bilingual/Bicultural Education A
Special Education A
Engineering Technologies
Drafting and Design Technology A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C
Clothing/Apparel/Textile Studies A,C
Family/Community Services A,C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Assistance A,C
Dental Hygiene A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A,C
Occupational Therapy Assistance A,C
Physical Therapy Assistance A,C

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science
Library Assistance A,C

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Aircraft Mechanics A,C
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics A,C

Personal & Culinary Services
Cosmetology A,C

Security & Protective Services
Corrections A,C
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences
Social Sciences – General A,C

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.

Sacramento City College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(916) 558-2111
Type of School:2-year, Public
Address:3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95822-1386
Setting:Rural: Distant
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:22,042
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:27 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:16,458 (75% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$1,104
Out-of-state Tuition:$7,704
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:77%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,489

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Sacramento City College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Sacramento City College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services98
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs13
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services63
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services156
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields85
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences44
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs26
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service22
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Library Science11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians54
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies12
Personal and Culinary Services21
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Science Technologies/Technicians11
Social Sciences6
Transportation and Materials Moving34
Visual and Performing Arts36
Grand total6779

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Sacramento City College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Sacramento City 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,792

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid94777%
Grant or scholarship aid93877%$4,489
Student loan aid333%$5,285

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid15,19567%$2,277
Federal student loans7863%$6,795

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Sacramento City 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 Sacramento City College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

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

Sacramento City College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment22,042
Undergraduate enrollment22,042
Graduate enrollment0

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

Sacramento City College Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association, Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education
    • Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) - Programs leading to an associate degree
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

*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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