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Santiago Canyon College Named a "2020 Great College to Work For"


This is the sixth consecutive year the college has received this award

(Orange, CA) – For the sixth consecutive year, Santiago Canyon College (SCC) is one of the best colleges in the nation to work for according to a new survey by The Great Colleges to Work For program. SCC was also awarded “Honor Roll” status for the sixth consecutive year.

Of the 221 colleges and universities nationwide surveyed, SCC is one of 79 recognized as “2019 Great Colleges to Work For.” Additionally, SCC was one of 42 schools awarded Honor Roll status, which recognizes high employee ratings across multiple categories.

“We are very proud this recognition,” said Jose Vargas, SCC Interim President. “It’s great to know that our employees agree that we as a campus community enjoy a collegial, respectful and professional work culture. They are truly the ones who make this a great place to work!”

Drawing institutional data from colleges and the U.S. Department of Education, ModernThink LLC, on behalf of The Chronicle of Higher Education, surveyed 236 institutions – 152 four-year and 84 two-year – to determine two- and four-year college excellence in specific categories.

SCC was recognized for Collaborative Governance; Compensation and Benefits; Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities; Workspace and Security; Job Satisfaction; Professional/Career Development Programs; Respect and Appreciation; Supervisor/Department Chair Relationship; and Teaching Environment and Work/Life Balance.

The survey results are based on a two-part assessment process: an institution questionnaire that captured employment data and workplace policies from each institution, and a survey administered to faculty, administrators and professional support staff. The primary factor in deciding whether an institution received recognition was the employee feedback.

SCC has earned both “Great Colleges to Work For” and Honor Roll designations every year it has participated in the program, securing the ranking in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. The full results of the “2019 Great Colleges to Work For” are available at


About Santiago Canyon College
Santiago Canyon College (SCC) serves more than 17,000 credit and noncredit students each semester. In 2017, SCC was ranked 13th among the 50 Best Community Colleges in the U.S. by College Choice and is currently ranked 3rd in California by, a leading authority in college and university rankings and resources. The college prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions and careers, and provides courses for personal and professional development, as well as customized training for business and industry. The college is recognized for its adult education program which keeps the working adult - and senior - in mind by offering flexible schedules, and community locations. Serving the residents of Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, and Villa Park, SCC is one of two comprehensive colleges under the auspices of the Rancho Santiago Community College District.

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