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Vaqueros have won 13 State Championships!

2023 -- Women's Water Polo
2022 -- Women's Water Polo
2017 -- Women's Water Polo
2015 -- Women's Golf
2013 -- Women's Golf
2008 -- Women's Golf
2006 -- Women's Golf
2001 -- Women's Tennis
1997 -- Men's Golf
1996 -- Men's Soccer
1989 -- Men's Tennis
1983 -- Men's Volleyball
1977 -- Women's Track & Field

#1 Community College in the Nation

           ~ The Aspen Institute

Santa Barbara City College is a comprehensive community college serving the south coast of Santa Barbara County. Established in 1909, SBCC is renowned as the #1 community college in the nation. The college has a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, as well as transfer programs that provide the first two years of study toward the baccalaureate degree. Students are attracted to SBCC by virtue of its outstanding faculty, small classes, state-of-the-art facilities, student support services and incredible location.

#1 Community College in the Nation

           ~ Top 50 Community Colleges

number 1 community college in the nation, sbcc


Aspen Prize Overview

What is the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence?

As the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance in America’s community colleges, the Aspen Prize is awarded by the prestigious Aspen Institute and honors institutions for quality and focus in four areas:

  • Student learning outcomes
  • Degree completion
  • Labor market success in securing good jobs after college
  • Facilitating minority and low-income student success
  • The Prize carries a $1 million award fund.

More Information

Visit the Aspen Institute for more information about the process and prize.