Located in northern Santa Barbara County, Allan Hancock College is ranked one of the top 120 community colleges across the United States.
AHC is known for many accomplishments; however, one of its biggest draws is the athletic program. The program offers football, basketball, soccer, track and field, and several others. Allan Hancock College offer over 100 areas of study, with a great support system in place for its students.
The Santa Maria campus is settled over 100 plus acres of beautiful landscape, and it is fully modernized with state of the art technology. There are over 12,000 students enrolled at AHC.
AHC offers opportunities for those who wish to begin a bachelor's degree, an associate degree, prepare for a career or upgrade their skills. Allan Hancock College is well known for its professional theatre program, and English as a second language.
Allan Hancock College has a University Transfer Center (UTC), were students can participate in the TAG program (Transfer Admission Guarantee). Guaranteed transfers include:
- UC Santa Barbara
- UC San Diego
- UC Riverside
- UC Davis
For more information on TAG or participating colleges and universities please follow the link.
Tuition and fees at AHC include:
- Resident tuition - $46 per unit
- Non-resident tuition, including international students - $190 per unit, plus the resident tuition fee of $46
There are additional fees for health, student ID cards, parking and student center fees â€“ for more information on all fees and exemptions please follow the link.
AHC provides assistance for students in need of financial aid. Those wishing to apply for aid can do so for free by filling out the FAFSA form online. Other options for financial aid include the Federal Pell Grant, Federal work study, Cal Grant and scholarships. More information
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,800. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition estimates per year:
- State Residents: $1,300-$1,500
- Out-of-State: $6,700-$8,030
- Part-time students are charged:
- In-State: $46-$55 per unit
- Out-of-State: $230-$280 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||81%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||79%||$4,587|
|Receiving Student Loans||3%||$4,637|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Allan Hancock College may offer student services like:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Student employment
- Assistance to find work
- Day care for children
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Santa Barbara County and community colleges in California as a whole.
|Allan Hancock College||Santa Barbara County||California|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Allan Hancock College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Personal and Culinary Services
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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