Santa Barbara Business College Completes Acquisition, Passing the Torch to San Joaquin Valley College, Inc.

San Joaquin Valley College, Inc. acquires Santa Barbara Business College

Santa Barbara Business College (SBBCollege) has been a key educator in communities across Central and Southern California for more than 125 years. The Johnston family has been a fundamental part of SBBCollege’s success, providing students with the necessary skills to meet the needs of local employers and start great careers, and is proud to pass the legacy of SBBCollege over to San Joaquin Valley College, Inc. (SJVCI) and the Perry family.

Founded by Robert and Shirley Perry in 1977, SJVCI is the parent organization of both San Joaquin Valley College (SJVC) and Carrington College. As a family-owned and operated institution, SJVC is highly aligned with SBBCollege’s career-focused programs, values and overall mission of providing a quality education and serving local communities.

It is important to note that there will be no change for current students as a result of the completed acquisition and change in ownership. SBBCollege will continue to provide instruction and student services without interruption. The transaction received accreditor and regulatory approvals and marks a significant milestone for the College.

We are pleased to pass on the legacy and well-being of SBBCollege to the Perry family and their proven track record in operating a quality career college. The transition will provide a positive path forward for SBBCollege and its students, faculty and staff.

To learn more about the new programs offered at SJVC, Rancho Mirage and SJVC, Santa Maria, click the links below.

SJVC, Rancho Mirage

SJVC, Santa Maria

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