Santiago Canyon College

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Santiago Canyon College (SCC)
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Established 1985
Type Community college
President Dr. John Weispfenning[1]
Students 16,857 (Fall 2014)[2]
Location 8045 E. Chapman Ave.
Orange, CA 92869
Campus Suburban, 82 acres
Colors Blue and Gold
Nickname Hawks
Affiliations Rancho Santiago Community College District, California Community Colleges

Santiago Canyon College is a community college located at the eastern border of Orange, California at Chapman and Jamboree. It opened in 1985 as the Orange Campus branch to nearby Santa Ana College. In July 1997 the name of the Orange Campus was changed to Santiago Canyon College. Santiago Canyon College was fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in 2000. Although Santiago Canyon College and Santa Ana College are now separate colleges, both are part of the Rancho Santiago Community College District. Highlights at Santiago Canyon College include the award winning Forensics program, nationally recognized Model United Nations Program, and championship Women's Soccer program.


The library building earned a merit award from the American Institute of Architects' Committee on Architecture for Education. The library, which opened in 2006, is 40,000 square feet (3,700 m2) and holds 100,000 books. It was designed by LPA Architecture.[3] The Library offers not only a wide selection of books, but computer access, private study rooms, and educational media.

Student body[edit]

Ethnic composition of student body[4]
Undergraduate U.S. Census[5]
Caucasian 40% 73.9%
Black 2% 12.1%
Asian 8% 4.3%
Hispanic 42% 14.5%
Native American 1% 0.9%

Santiago Canyon College has a total undergraduate population of 13,613. 36% of the student population is part-time. 51% of the student body is male and 49% is female.


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  3. ^ Biemiller, Lawrence (October 31, 2008). "Landmark Buildings Redefine 2-Year Campuses - and Blot Out Ugly Mistakes". The Chronicle of Higher Education. p. B15. 
  4. ^ "Scc at a glance". College Board. Retrieved 2009-06-014.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "B02001. RACE - Universe: TOTAL POPULATION". 2006 American Community Survey. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-30. 

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Coordinates: 33°47′44″N 117°45′59″W / 33.7956°N 117.7663°W / 33.7956; -117.7663