COC Description

Part of the Santa Clarita Community College District, College of the Canyons provides accessible educational opportunities for a variety of academic and professional needs. Its versatile academics span more than 150 associate’s degree and certificate programs, from common fields like Nursing to more specialized areas such as Animation and New Media Journalism.

College of the Canyons also offers continuing education and professional development programs. These range from workshops and professional licensure to mentor programs and networking clubs.

The admissions process at College of the Canyons is handled online. Degree-seeking students should complete the online application and submit high school transcripts and test scores (if available). The free assessment requirements will determine your skills in math and English, and the online orientation will detail academic offerings and college life at COC.

In addition to government programs like grants, loans and work-study, COC offers merit-based financial aid in the form of scholarships. Eligible students can also apply for the Board of Governors Enrollment Fee Wavier, which is a need-based program open to California residents.

Quick Facts about College of the Canyons

Region

Southwest

Setting

Small Town Setting

Type

Public

Affiliation

Not applicable

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

Mascot

Cougar

Website

www.canyons.edu

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Parking Permit Required

Yes

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$1,154

Out-of-State Tuition

$4,366

Retention Rate

79%

Enrollment

22,423

Year Established

1969

COC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 5

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100% of students gave College of the Canyons 5 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

The College of the Canyons campus in Valencia is so beautiful and the people are very friendly. It is very easy to relate to the students around you. This is a great place to figure out the perfect career for yourself!

Former Student - Last Attended 2008

Overall Rating:
5

Detailed Ratings

I had a great experience there as a student for almost two years. Freshly out of high school I was so scared going to college it seemed like a big step, but thanks to the fellow classmates and professors who take their time to explain thing clearly to their students was a major help.

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COC Students

Total Students
22,423

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
27%
Part-Time
73%

Ethnic Diversity

Latino
33%
African American
6%
Caucasian
47%
American Indian or Alaska native
1%
Asian
9%
Unknown and Other
5%

International Students

International
1%
Domestic
99%

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