Education in SCV.
With an unmatched commitment to preparing the skilled workforce and leaders of tomorrow,
the Santa Clarita Valley boasts many exceptional choices for elementary, middle school, high
school and higher education. 
K-12 Education
Award Winning.

2/3 of our elementary schools have been named a California Distinguished School at least once, and several are National Blue Ribbon Schools. William S. Hart Union School District high schools made U.S. News and World Report's list of 2017 Best High Schools. More than 90% of Hart District students go on to post-secondary education.


Higher Education

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15  colleges and universities are within close proximity to the Santa Clarita Valley, home to College of the Canyons, California Institute of the Arts, and The Master's University.




College of the Canyons has been recognized for leadership in correlating education with economic growth, job retention, and workforce development. In addition to meeting the academic needs of students seeking transfer and career technical education, the college also provides cutting-edge training more than 3,600 employees at nearly 1,000 area companies.




Ranked as America’s top college for students in the arts by Newsweek/The Daily Beast, California Institute of the Arts has set the pace for educating professional artists since 1970.




The Master's University provides undergraduate and graduate education with a spiritual foundation.

Educational Attainment

More than 70% of adults 25 and older in the Santa Clarita Valley have completed at least some college.

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There are 199,200 people in the Santa Clarita Valley over the age of 25.
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Only 9.8% of this age group lacks a high school diploma.

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18.0% of this population has earned a high school diploma.
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24.1% of this population has completed at least some college.
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9.9% of this age group has earned an associates degree.
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38.2% of this population has a bachelors degree or higher.

SCV Labor Market

SCV employment enjoys a diverse mix of occupations.


Compared to similar regions of the state, the Santa Clarita Valley has a higher percentage of residents between the ages of 18 and 24, and between 45 and 64.

These groups represent college-age residents, entry-level workers, and workers in supervisorial and management positions.

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16.3% works in business and professional services.
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10.9% works in manufacturing.
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7.6% works in construction.
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13.5% works in healthcare.
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12% works in retail.
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15.3% works in leisure and hospitality.

Workforce Training

Customized Workforce Training

Santa Clarita Valley businesses have a wealth of resources at their disposal for workforce development, training, recruitment, business consulting and more. The SCVEDC team will connect you to the right resources to help you grow your business.

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Free Job Board is a free resource offered by the Santa Clarita Valley Economic Development Corporation that matches local career opportunities with SCV professionals.


Santa Clarita Valley professionals who want a career closer to home can search for jobs that match their qualifications and sign up for job alerts.


SCV employers can access profiles of a highly qualified talent pool that is ready to quit their commute and work in SCV.


Visit to find a career closer to home, or to attract SCV talent to your business!