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Sacramento City College
Sacramento City College seal
3835 Freeport Blvd.
Sacramento, California, Sacramento County, 95822
United States
School type Public
Established 1916
President Kathryn E. Jefferys Ph.D.
Number of students 22,197
Slogan "Forward"
Mascot Panthers
Rival American River College
Santa Rosa Junior College
Newspaper "The Sac City Express"
Yearbook "The Pioneer"

Sacramento City College (SCC) is a two-year community college located in Sacramento, California. SCC is part of the Los Rios Community College District and had enrollment of 22,197 for the Spring 2008 semester. Sacramento City College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).It is located at the intersection of Freeport Boulevard (Highway 160) and Sutterville Road in Sacramento.



Founded in 1916 as a department of Sacramento High School, Sacramento City College is the seventh oldest public community college in California and the oldest institution of higher learning in Sacramento.

In 1922, the citizens of Sacramento organized a junior college district by severing the connections between the college and Sacramento High School. This plan of organization remained in force until 1936 when the college became a part of the Sacramento City Unified School District.

Twenty-eight years later, as a result of a March 17, 1964 election, Sacramento City College separated from the Sacramento City Unified School District to join the newly organized Los Rios Junior College District which took over the operation of American River College and Sacramento City College. Los Rios paid the total of $1.00 for the 75 acre Sacramento City College Campus. In October 1967, the Sacramento Pop Festival was held at the main campus's Charles C. Hughes Stadium. In 1970 the newly renamed Los Rios Community College District opened a third campus, Cosumnes River College. Folsom Lake College has recently been added to the district.

The Sacramento City College yearbook was called the Pioneer when initially published in the 1920s. The format changed in the early 1970s, and it was discontinued by 1980. The school newspaper—originally named "the Blotter" in the 1920s—would be called "The Pony Express" for several decades. It is now called "The Express."

Mission Statement

Sacramento City College is an open-access, comperhensive community college, serving a diverse student population. They provide a wide range of educational opportunities and support services leading to transfer, career advancement, basic skills development, and personal enrichment. Through those efforts, they contribute to the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of the community of Sacramento and the country abrode.


Sacramento City College is home of the Panthers. They are part of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA), and the Big 8 Conference. They are well-regarded for their sports programs, with many former athletes moving onto professional league. Sacramento City's baseball and football programs are two of the country's best junior college programs. In football the panthers have achived 22 conference championships, 4 state championships and 2 national championships. In baseball they have had 37 conference championships, 5 state championships, & 1 national championship. The panthers cross town rival is the American River College beavers.


Student Government President Steve Macias was subjected to a recall election on October 27-28, 2009[1]. Supporters of the recall argued that he displayed poor judgment by allowing a pro-life display called the Genocide Awareness Project, a group known for its graphic displays of aborted fetuses, to be hosted at the campus[2]. Opponents of the recall responded that he also allowed pro-choice displays[3]. The president alleges that the recall has been supported unfairly by the campus administration and contends that it is trying to censor pro-life views[4]. However, the election was declared invalid by the Los Rios Community College District due to violations of the Brown Act. The student government is currently undertaking an impeachment process against Steve Macias[5]



American culture


  • Malachi Davis - ran in the 400-meter and 4x400-meter at the 2004 Summer Olympics for the United Kingdom team
  • Neil Estaris - two-time Junior Pan American Championships karate silver medalist (1999, 2000), as well as the 2002 AAU national champion (18 year old division) as a light heavyweight
  • Rich Hanna - 1994 US 100 km National Champion, 2001 World 100 km Ultramarathon silver medalist, and named Ultramarathon Magazine's 2001 Men's North American Ultrarunner of the year, co-author of The Ultimate Guide to Marathons (paperback 1998)
  • Henry Hines - 2 time NCAA champion long jumper, as well as a 3-time professional world champion
  • Vince Howell - professional long-drive competitor
  • Sheila Hudson - 1996 Olympian and former world record holder in the triple jump
  • Lyndsey Klein - second baseman for the 2002 U.S. national softball team which placed first at the World Championships, and was an all-American for the 1999 UCLA national championship team
  • Tommy Kono - three-time medalist in weightlifting in the 1952 Summer Olympics, 1956 Summer Olympics and 1960 Summer Olympics
  • Jeff Kubiak - 1987 Pan-Am Games gold medalist in the 200m breaststroke
  • Albert Miller - 3 time Olympian (1984, 1988, and 1992) in the decathlon for Fiji
  • Tom Moore - world record holder in the 120 yard high hurdles in 1935, US national champion in the 400m hurdles in 1935, and member of the National Track & Field Hall of Fame
  • Jamie Nieto - finished 4th in the high jump in the 2004 Summer Olympics
  • Lou Nova - heavyweight boxer who was the 1935 amateur world champion, and fought Joe Louis in 1941
  • Roger "Jack" Parker - bronze medalist in the decathlon at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
  • Pete Peletta - coached the USF Dons to 3 NCAA basketball tournament appearances in 6 seasons between 1960 and 1966
  • Bill Putnam - a basketball all-American at UCLA in 1945
  • Chenita Rogers - a 2-time first team all-American as an outfielder for Cal State-Fullerton
  • Edwin Salisbury - was the stroke for the 1932 gold medal-winning men's rowing eights team that was later inducted into the National Rowing Foundation's Rowing Hall of Fame
  • Mike Sayers - member of the BMC pro cycling team
  • Scott Smith - professional mixed martial arts fighter in the UFC
  • John "Jack" Stack - won a gold medal in the men's rowing eights at the 1948 Olympic Games
  • George Stanich - bronze medalist in the high jump in the 1948 Summer Olympics, as well as John Wooden's first all-American basketball player at UCLA
  • John Stanich - guard on the 1950 U.S. national basketball team which placed second at the 1950 FIBA World Championship, where he was the only American on the all-tournament team

Baseball alumni

Football alumni

Mark Bonner- former NFL offensive center

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