San Diego City College

1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101-4787
Tel: (619)388-3400
16,298 students
Public institution
San Diego City College is a public, two-year community college administered by the San Diego Community College District. Other colleges in the same District are San Diego Mesa College and San Diego Miramar College. There are also six continuing education centers and the Educational Cultural Complex which offers both college and continuing education courses.
School Highlights
San Diego City College serves 16,298 students (22% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 68% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 68%.
San Diego City College is one of 21 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
The nearest community college is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego (0.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 322 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
College San Diego City College (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 322 staff
78 staff

Student Body

The student population of 16,298 has declined by 11% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.73 is equal to the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment 16,298 students 2,419 students
# Full-Time Students 3,666 students
1,297 students
# Part-Time Students 12,632 students
5,258 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.73 0.73

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,140 is less than the state average of $1,220. The in-state tuition has grown by 26% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,532 is less than the state average of $6,184. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,140 $1,220
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,532 $6,184
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 91%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • In 1914 City College held its first classes in San Diego High School located across the street from the present campus. First known as a junior college; it was the third community college established in California. The mission of City College has as its highest priority student learning and achievement. City College provides lower division general education, allowing students to earn an Associate Degree or Certificate of Achievement and to prepare for transfer to a four-year college or university. City College provides vocational education programs that upgrade the employment skills of students and provide occupational programs that meet specific industry needs and licensing requirements of the state of California. City College promotes economic growth and global competitiveness through education, training, and services that contribute to continuous work force improvement. City College provides important and essential student support services, basic skills instruction, and English as a second language to assist all students in meeting their educational goals. San Diego City College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. City College is also accredited by the Office of Private Postsecondary Education for the training of veterans, and the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Immigration Service for international student education. City College courses paralleling university level work are accepted by universities, colleges, and private institutions, including the University of California and California State University.

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Did You Know?
For San Diego private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,796 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

San Diego community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.79, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in San Diego is Platt College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.