Allan Hancock College is located in northern Santa Barbara County in the city of Santa Maria, which is barely a 20-minute drive to the California coast and beautiful beaches. In 2011, 2014 and again in 2016, the college was selected one of the top 150 community colleges in the nation by the prestigious Aspen Institute. Approximately 11,500 credit students enroll each semester at one of the college's four locations in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Solvang, or at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The main campus is in Santa Maria, a 105-acre park-like setting that provides students with exceptional teaching and state of the art technology.
Allan Hancock College opened a brand new state-art-of-the-art track and field complex in late 2013. The $2.3 million project created a new football field, as well as a soccer field and other practice facilities. The track and field complex includes facilities for all track and field events.
The college will host the first on-campus home football games in school history during the 2015 season. Bleachers, a press box and scoreboard will be installed in mid-August 2015.
The college opened a new state-of-the-art baseball stadium called John Osborne Field in early 2013.
Adjacent to the baseball complex is a newly renovated softball field.
Tens of thousands of dollars in new equipment were added to the Physical Fitness Laboratory (PFL), which is open to all Hancock student-athletes.
The college also upgraded its on-campus swimming pool, which serves as the practice facility for the college's new women's swiming and water polo teams.
The new athletics facilties were funded by the City of Santa Maria, as well as Bond Measure I, which voters passed in 2006 to improve technology and facilities at Allan Hancock College.
These are pictures of the new Student Services and Administrations building that opened on campus in late 2013. They are also the result of Bond Measure I funding.
In January 2014, Hancock opened a new state-of-the-art Public Safety Training Complex in nearby Lompoc. The nearly $40 million project spans 68 acres and allows the fire, law enforcement and EMS academies to train with the latest technology and facilities.
The California coast is less than 25 miles away from the main campus in Santa Maria.