2017-2018 College Catalog 
    Oct 01, 2022  
2017-2018 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

About Saddleback College

President’s Message

 Congratulations on choosing Saddleback College first. Whether your plans include transferring to a four-year college or university, training for a career, or acquiring new skills, attending Saddleback first is a smart choice.

Starting your higher education at Saddleback is a good decision for a variety of reasons.

Did you know that:

- In 2017, close to 4,000 of our students transferred to four-year colleges and universities including UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, San Diego State University, CSU Fullerton, and USC, to name a few.

- The average lifetime earnings of a community college graduate with an associate degree is $1.6 million – $400,000 more than for a high school graduate.

- Students who earn a degree or certificate nearly double their earnings within three years.

Saddleback students also have access to a wide range of resources to help them succeed in their studies. Personal tutoring services are offered in our Learning Resource Center and mathematics student lounge. Our student services programs offer a full range of counseling, career planning and job placement services, and assistance for students with disabilities. On-campus childcare, a fully-staffed health center, financial aid, and services for veterans and re-entry students are available.

Students often find that their college experience is enriched when they participate in activities outside the classroom. I encourage all students to get involved in a campus activity, whether they participate in athletics or the performing arts, or join a club and attend the activities hosted by our associated student government and student development office. Find something that interests you, and get involved!

Indeed, choosing Saddleback first was a wise choice, and I commend you for your initiative in attaining your higher education goals. Welcome to the Saddleback College family!



Denise Whittaker
Acting President, Saddleback College