Welcome to Saddleback College
Saddleback College has been the first choice for higher education and training in South Orange County since 1968. Our more than 500,000 alumni can attest to the quality of our academic and career training programs that enable students to successfully achieve their educational, professional, and personal goals. Our rich academic traditions and strong reputation make Saddleback College an ideal place for students seeking associate degrees and certificates, transferring to four-year colleges and universities, preparing for the workforce, or pursuing lifelong learning opportunities. Saddleback College is fully accredited, offering over 300 associate degrees, certificates, and occupational skills awards in 190 program areas taught by a faculty renowned for its expertise, experience, and commitment to student success. Study abroad, cooperative work experience, online learning, and honors are just some of the additional programs we offer for a well-rounded educational experience.
Of the 113 California Community Colleges, Saddleback College ranks 8th in transfers to the University of California and 17th in transfers to the California State University. Of the nine community colleges in Orange County, Saddleback College ranks first in transfers to UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, San Diego State University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, USC, and ASU and ranks second to UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC San Diego.
Prospective students, current students, and graduates enjoy excellent support services at Saddleback College. A full range of counseling, career planning, and job placement services and assistance for students with learning and physical disabilities are available daily. On-campus childcare, fully-staffed health center, financial aid, and services for re-entry men and women are available. We are especially proud of the support services provided to veterans. Our Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) center have resources and counselors to support students and their families transitioning from the military to college and civilian life.
Foundation and Alumni
The Saddleback College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization that enhances the quality of higher education by gaining financial support for academic, athletic, and cultural programs of Saddleback College. Guided by a group of dedicated community leaders, the foundation initiates and coordinates college and community fund-raising in support of the college and students. Saddleback College also values its more than 500,000 alumni who are important resources for the college and students. By joining the Saddleback College Alumni Association, students are not only forming lifelong bonds with their alma mater, they are connecting with thousands of fellow graduates who can help provide professional and social networking opportunities. So whether you are seeking associate degrees and certificates, transferring to four-year colleges and universities, preparing for the workforce, or pursuing lifelong learning opportunities, we are happy you have made Saddleback College your first choice in higher education and we look forward to seeing you on campus!