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Santiago Canyon College Named Among the Best Community Colleges in California​​

Higher education resource guide,, releases the best institution programs for 2022

(Orange, CA), a trusted resource for online/on-campus program rankings and higher education planning, has included Santiago Canyon College to its list of the Best Community Colleges in California in 2022. The research identifies 50 top programs in the nation, based on flexibility, faculty, course strength, cost, and reputation.

Santiago Canyon College was awarded Best Counseling Services on the final list. implemented a methodology that ranks each program on a scale from 0 to 100 across five categories. The scoring system compares each university according to program strength, student readiness, return on investment, cost, and student engagement. Researchers compared 215 programs from 216 universities and colleges across the United States.  

Santiago Canyon College offers flexible distance learning that appeals to busy adults or hybrid models that include on-campus and online formats. Experts at assessed programs in the Best Community Colleges in California that help students enhance and develop advanced skills for a variety of in-demand positions.

Studies show that obtaining a degree increases income substantially, degree holders earning 84 percent more than those with only high school diplomas or those without a completed GED. The percentage difference in earnings continues to grow with higher learning degrees such as masters, doctoral or professional degrees, with the unemployment rate decreasing to as much as 1.1 percent for those with a doctorate. To access the complete ranking, visit

For more information, contact Ruth Cossio-Muniz, Office of College Advancement (714) 628-4888.​

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About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) is one of two colleges in the Rancho Santiago Community College District and serves approximately 16,000 students annually. Accredited in 2000, this dynamic and award-winning institution is located in Southern California, in the city of Orange, and provides an array of educational opportunities to the over 195,000 residents comprising the eclectic community. SCC offers 221 degree and certificate programs (including 28 associate degrees for transfer). SCC has been ranked among the “50 Best Community Colleges" in the U.S. by College Choice, recognized multiple times by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of “The Great Colleges to Work For," received Gold-level status as a Military Friendly School®, and boasts award-winning, dedicated faculty, high-quality and student-centered education, and has an excellent university transfer rate supported by transfer-guarantee programs.

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Ruth Cossio-Muniz
Phone: (714) 401-7884​
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