Santa Barbara City College Recognized for 3 Top Degree Programs

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Santa Barbara City College has been named among the top 10 best community colleges in the U.S. — in addition to receiving top rankings for its medical coding and photography programs — by Intelligent.com for 2021. Intelligent.com’s comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 2,277 accredited colleges and universities. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, faculty, graduation rate, reputation and post-graduate employment.  
 
SBCC was recognized in the following categories:
 
The 2021 rankings were calculated through a unique scoring system which includes student engagement, potential return on investment and leading third-party evaluations. Intelligent.com analyzed thousands of schools with comparable programs on a scale of 0 to 100, with SBCC making it to the final list for three degree programs.

Intelligent.com provides unbiased research to help students make informed decisions about higher education programs. Its website offers curated guides about the best degree programs as well as information about financial aid, internships and even study strategies. With comprehensive, user-friendly guides and hundreds of program rankings, Intelligent.com prides itself as a trusted source among students and prospective students. To learn more, visit Intelligent.com.

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Kew Feb 08, 2021 04:39 PM
Santa Barbara City College Recognized for 3 Top Degree Programs

This is pathetic. Community colleges like PCC. LACC, and ELAC) just south of us, offer classes which prepare students for real growth and real jobs/careers in just a couple of semesters. At SBCC, prospective students are encouraged and enticed to enroll just to keep the college's enrollment numbers up. Looks good to Sacramento. SBCC's attrition rate is horrible, but you'll never get SBCC administrators to admit it. Bring back industrial, manufacturing, and vocational jobs. And, how many Hotel and Restaurant Management graduates do we need? And were are they now?

PitMix Feb 09, 2021 07:12 AM
Santa Barbara City College Recognized for 3 Top Degree Programs

Sac, you seem really grouchy these days. Chico State is the other top party school, with quite different scenery. Party school stuff feeds on itself, and is encouraged by the schools tolerating it and sometimes even throwing sanctioned parties back in the day. The school knows that they can keep their numbers up by word of mouth. SBCC in particular does a great job of attracting out of County students to come here. I would venture to say that we are No 1 in the state in having non SB residents at our CC. The landlords in the city packing in 4 students to a bedroom thank you.

sacjon Feb 08, 2021 06:30 PM
Santa Barbara City College Recognized for 3 Top Degree Programs

6:21 - WOW. You missed my clear point so hard it's a little scary. I'm not saying ANY of that nonsense. All I'm saying, and NOTHING more, is that SB is an attractive place to young people (pretty people, pretty beaches, lots of bars/parties, etc). When lots of young get together, they party. Holy smokes......

a-1612837284 Feb 08, 2021 06:21 PM
Santa Barbara City College Recognized for 3 Top Degree Programs

SACJON, I cannot understand your reasoning. Are we all just glandular machines that have to follow the cues to mating? Only beautiful people are allowed in SB? Are you not suggesting, actually claiming, that somehow these schools are giving priority to "better than average" young people? I am absolutely certain that IQ is not a direct correlation to how sexy someone seems to a compatriot. Please consider the insidiousness of your claim.

sacjon Feb 08, 2021 11:29 AM
Santa Barbara City College Recognized for 3 Top Degree Programs

PIT - both UCSB and SBCC are great party schools only because of their location. We have lots of beautiful people in a beautiful locale, which attracts other young people to come here to do what young people do.....party. Blaming the schools for being "party schools" is getting old.

a-1612806532 Feb 08, 2021 09:48 AM
Santa Barbara City College Recognized for 3 Top Degree Programs

As long as SBCC supports the local community, we'll support it. Perhaps medical coding and photography are top jobs locally, but I doubt it. It would be more helpful to have award winning training in nursing, computer science and technology, plumbing, carpentry and other building trades, for which workers are in demand locally. The demise of the Adult Education program is another problem with SBCC. Lots of excuses were used for the demise of the adult programs, largely blaming the "state" but the result is the same. Those classes brought support to the college and fostered community. Good luck with your bond issues while touting your great medical coding and photo classes.

a-1612842252 Feb 08, 2021 07:44 PM
Santa Barbara City College Recognized for 3 Top Degree Programs

Not pushing bonds for SBCC. Just the opposite. Their proposed parcel taxes hit the poor and middle class. SBCC appears to be attracting people outside of town who come for the vibes and ... photo classes? Time to join our neighboring community colleges in promoting two year degree achievement in real careers and transfers to UCSB, with an emphasis on providing students with the tools to succeed in jobs in demand locally.

RHS Feb 08, 2021 06:24 PM
Santa Barbara City College Recognized for 3 Top Degree Programs

9:48 am. What bond issue are you pushing? Didn't we defeat Prop S on the main basis that the college was for local benefit, not a commercial enterprise to benefit local bars and landlords? If SBCC is moving again to issue bonds to expand its campus, build aquatic centers, dorms, and such the community will not support it.

jak Feb 08, 2021 12:25 PM
Santa Barbara City College Recognized for 3 Top Degree Programs

Medical coding? That means translating your medical tests, treatments etc into the format that your insurance company can understand and deal with. Without it your doctors and nurses don’t get paid and they can’t keep serving you. Even the smallest medical practice needs to have someone trained and skilled in this discipline. Medical coders? Love them! Three cheers to SBCC for training them well. It’s a growth area.

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