Saddleback College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Mission Viejo, CA

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How much is the Saddleback tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Saddleback's tuition & fees is $1,432 for California residents and $13,732 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $27,682 for California residents and $39,982 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Saddleback Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,432
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$13,732
Books & Supplies Costs$938
Off-campus Room & Board$20,452
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Projection
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,334
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,442

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Saddleback' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $13,259.
Saddleback College$1,432$13,732
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Saddleback and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Saddleback CollegeMission Viejo, CA$1,432$13,732
Allan Hancock CollegeSanta Maria, CA$1,156$9,436
College of the CanyonsSanta Clarita, CA$1,176$11,232
Contra Costa CollegeSan Pablo, CA$1,312$9,012
Cuesta CollegeSan Luis Obispo, CA$1,340$11,000
Cuyamaca CollegeEl Cajon, CA$1,340$10,636
East Los Angeles CollegeMonterey Park, CA$1,238$10,130
Evergreen Valley CollegeSan Jose, CA$1,366$8,718
Golden West CollegeHuntington Beach, CA$1,196$11,084
Irvine Valley CollegeIrvine, CA$1,156$10,996
Lassen Community CollegeSusanville, CA$1,144$8,224

Financial Aid and COA

At Saddleback College, 7,397 students (43%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $3,875.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Saddleback is $36,107 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 868 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,062 and the average amount of student loans is $4,990.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$27,682$39,982
Tuition & Fees$1,432$13,732
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$26,250$26,250
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$23,807$36,107
Average Financial Aid$3,875$3,875
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship7,39743%$3,875
Pell Grants2,50514%$3,948
Federal Student Loan1461%$6,384
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid86864%-
Grants or Scholarships86864%$5,062
Federal Grants48336%$4,781
Pell Grants34025%$5,038
Other Federal Grants47935%$1,245
State/Local Grants86064%$2,391
Institutional Grants222%$1,259
Student Loan Aid6-$4,990
Federal Student Loans6-$4,990
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level335335$8,203
110,001 or more22$5,388

Student Population

Saddleback College has a total of 16,660 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 7,707 male students and 9,685 female students attending Saddleback. The school offers online degree programs and 8,842 students enrolled online exclusively (53.07% of all students).
Undergraduate17,392 7,7079,685

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered197 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population16,660
Graduation Rate46%
Transfer-out Rate9%
Retention Rate74% (Full-time), 44% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate24 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties242 (Full-time), 631 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs547 (Full-time), 680 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$106,005
Average Staff Salary$92,635