Allan Hancock College

Santa Maria, CA

Brief Description

Located in beautiful Santa Barbara County, Allan Hancock College is recognized as one of the best community colleges in California. The vast majority of its more than 11,500 students are locals who appreciate the ability to study at such a fine institution without leaving home. In addition to the main campus in Santa Maria, Allan Hancock College also has satellite locations in Solvang, Lompoc and the Vandenberg Air Force Base.

Allan Hancock College is an excellent choice for a variety of learners. They have programs designed to transfer to four year universities and programs that result in an associate degree. Alternatively, students may choose from a number of certificate programs that are designed to help them enter a new career or improve skills for an existing job.

Particularly of note is the school's professional theatre program, which has been attended by well-known actors such as Robin Williams, Zac Efron and Kathy Bates. The English as a second language program is similarly illustrious, with many students benefiting from top notch instruction and state-of-the-art technology.

Allan Hancock College offers approximately 100 different study areas. Faculty prepares students to become accountants, work in the auto body sector or find employment as a medical assistant. Other programs include wildland fire technology, paralegal studies and recreation management to name a few. Whether students are hoping to teach youngsters or administer databases, there is a program for them at Allan Hancock.

The school's history stretches back to 1920 when it was Santa Maria Junior College. Initially, classes took place in the local high school, but the campus has grown tremendously since then. It was moved to the former site of the Hancock airfield in the 1950s, which brought about its name change. Over the decades, several buildings were constructed. Some of these are still in use and have undergone renovation. Students enjoy a stimulating life on the modern campus where a wealth of cultural and social events are routinely held.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 12110

Total institution enrollment: 12110

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

Allan Hancock College
800 S College Dr
Santa Maria, CA 93454


(805) 922-6966


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 41%

Female undergraduate population: 59%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years

Accounting And Finance
Agriculture / Food Products Processing Operations
Alcohol / Drug Abuse Counseling
Auto / Automotive Body Repairer
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Biology General
Business Administration And Management
Business General
Chemistry General
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Computer And Information Sciences Other
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration
Data Processing Technology / Technician
Dental Assistant
Drafting General
Drama / Theater Arts General
Electrical / Electronics Equipment Installer
Emergency Medical Technology / Technician
Engineering General
Engineering Related Technologies / Technician
Engineering Technology / Technician General
English Language And Literature General
Environmental And Pollution Control Technician
Fashion And Fabric Consultant
Fashion Merchandising
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
Fire Protection Other
Fire Services Administration
General Buying Operations
General Retailing / Wholesaling Operations
General Studies
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Health And Physical Education General
Home Economics General
Human Resources Management
Institutional Food Workers And Administration
International Business Marketing
Law Enforcement / Police Science
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Machine Shop Assistant
Medical Assistant
Music General
Music Other
Nurse Assistant / Aide
Nursing Rn Training
Parks Recreation Leisure And Fitness
Physics General
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Public Administration And Services Other
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology
Social Sciences And History Other
Social Sciences General
Spanish Language And Literature
Teacher Assistant / Aide
Technical Theater / Theater Design
Visual And Performing Arts Other
Welder / Welding Technologist