San Diego City College

Tel: (619)388-3400
17,864 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 17,864 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 60:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 76% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
San Diego City College is one of 22 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
The nearest community college is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego (0.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 300 teachers has declined by 25% over five years.
San Diego City College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 300 staff
59 staff
San Diego City College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 17,864 teachers has grown by 21% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 60:1 has increased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
17,864 students
1,282 students
San Diego City College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 60:1
22:1
San Diego City College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
3,646 students
810 students
San Diego City College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 14,218 students
1,017 students
San Diego City College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
San Diego City College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
9%
2%
San Diego City College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
46%
7%
San Diego City College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
12%
12%
San Diego City College Black (2006-2013)
% White
24%
57%
San Diego City College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
4%
2%
San Diego City College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
3%
3%
San Diego City College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
San Diego City College non_resident (2006-2013)
San Diego City College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.70 0.53
San Diego City College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 73% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,702 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,142 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,702 $10,294
San Diego City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 90%
89%
San Diego City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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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    San Diego, CA 92101
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  • San Diego California College San Diego
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    San Diego, CA 92111
    (6.1)968-0443
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  • San Diego Argosy University-San Diego
    Private for-profit
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    San Diego, CA 92108
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Did You Know?
For San Diego private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,436 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 0.75, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in San Diego is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.