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Allan Hancock College


Allan Hancock College
800 South College Drive
Santa Maria, CA 93454

Allan Hancock College (AHC), a California public community college, is located in the beautiful Santa Maria Valley. With the Sierra Madre Mountains and the rugged coastline of the Pacific Ocean as backdrops to the campus, students at Allan Hancock College enjoy aesthetic beauty within the 105 acre park-like campus and beyond. Year-round mild temperatures and a central location -- between Los Angeles and San Francisco -- are just two more factors that make Allan Hancock College appealing to thousands of students from the state, across the nation, and around the world each year.

Students attend Allan Hancock College to meet a variety of personal, professional, and educational goals. Allan Hancock College recognizes that the needs of the students and the community are diverse and constantly evolving. In order to meet these ever-changing needs, AHC offers many different programs and services, enabling students of all backgrounds and experiences to achieve success. Transfer, Vocational, General, and Basic Skills are the education programs that Allan Hancock College has in place along with Support Services and Economic Development. Nearly 40 percent of AHC students have indicated that their goal is to transfer to a four-year university or college while almost 30 percent have stated that their goal is to gain vocational skills or improve their current job skills.

Allan Hancock College makes it known that their highest priority is student success. In order to make that success happen, Allan Hancock College works collaboratively with both the students and the community. Innovative instruction, personalized attention, comprehensive programs, and excellent services are just some of the things that Allan Hancock College provides its students to help get them where they want to go.

Quick Facts:

  • Allan Hancock College enrolls approximately 10,000 students each semester.

  • Allan Hancock College offers degrees and certificates in over 100 different areas of study.

  • Allan Hancock College has 17 different athletic programs for both male and female students.

  • The average age of students at Allan Hancock College is 29.

  • Students at Allan Hancock College receive nearly $4.5 million in financial aid annually.

  • Almost three-fourths of Allan Hancock College students attend college part time.
  • This school profile has been compiled and updated by The CollegeBound Network. The school is not affiliated with The CollegeBound Network and shall not be considered a sponsor of this program.
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