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Santa Barbara City College

Our Vision
Santa Barbara City College strives to build a socially conscious community where knowledge and respect empower individuals to transform our world.

Our Mission
As a public community college dedicated to the success of each student . . .

Santa Barbara City College welcomes all students. The College provides a diverse learning environment and opportunities for students to enrich their lives, advance their careers, complete certificates, earn associate degrees, and transfer to four-year institutions.

The College is committed to fostering an equitable, inclusive, respectful, participatory, and supportive community dedicated to the success of every student.

Our Core Principles
Santa Barbara City College’s core principles guide all aspects of instruction, organization, and innovation:

• Student-centered policies, practices, and programs
• Participatory governance
• A psychologically and physically supportive environment
• Free exchange of ideas across a diversity of learners
• The pursuit of excellence in all college endeavors.


721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109
Phone: (805) 965-0581

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