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Santa Barbara City College

Coordinates: 34°24′23″N 119°41′55″W / 34.40639°N 119.69861°W / 34.40639; -119.69861
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Santa Barbara City College
TypePublic community college
Parent institution
Santa Barbara Community College District
Endowment$28.1 million[1]
PresidentHelen Benjamin

34°24′23″N 119°41′55″W / 34.40639°N 119.69861°W / 34.40639; -119.69861
CampusSuburban, 74 acres (30 ha)
Colors         Red and white
Sporting affiliations
SCFA (football)

Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) is a public community college in Santa Barbara, California. It opened in 1909 and is located on a 74-acre (30 ha) campus.

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Santa Barbara City College was started by the Santa Barbara High School District in 1909. It made it one of the oldest community colleges in California. However, not long after World War I ended, the college was closed. The education and programs the college offered were mostly handled by the Santa Barbara State Normal School. This school later changed its name to the Santa Barbara State College and eventually became the University of California, Santa Barbara.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. As of February 5, 2013. "U.S. and Canadian Institutions Listed by Fiscal Year 2012 Endowment Market Value and Percentage Change* in Endowment Market Value from FY 2011 to FY 2012" (PDF). 2013 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments. National Association of College and University Business Officers. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 12, 2013. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
  2. "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". Archived from the original on 2012-12-31. Retrieved 2013-01-15.
  3. "The Aspen Institute Names Top 150 U.S. Community Colleges Eligible For 2019 Aspen Prize". PR Newswire. 11 October 2017. Archived from the original on 27 April 2021. Retrieved 27 April 2021.