San Diego Mesa College

7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111
Tel: (619)388-2604
23,337 students
Public institution
One of the largest and most successful of California's 109 community colleges, San Diego Mesa College takes pride in its high academic standards, its excellent programs and services, and its personal approach to helping each individual student succeed.
School Highlights:
San Diego Mesa College serves 23,337 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 57:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
San Diego Mesa College is one of 22 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
The nearest community college is Argosy University-San Diego (2.1 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 413 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
San Diego Mesa 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 413 staff
59 staff
San Diego Mesa College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 23,337 teachers has grown by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 57:1 has increased from 38:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
23,337 students
1,282 students
San Diego Mesa College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 57:1
San Diego Mesa College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
6,280 students
810 students
San Diego Mesa College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 17,057 students
1,017 students
San Diego Mesa College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
San Diego Mesa College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
San Diego Mesa College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
San Diego Mesa College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
San Diego Mesa College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
San Diego Mesa College Black (2006-2013)
% White
San Diego Mesa College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
San Diego Mesa College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
San Diego Mesa College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
San Diego Mesa College non_resident (2006-2013)
San Diego Mesa 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. 0.69 0.53
San Diego Mesa 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 Mesa College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 64%
San Diego Mesa College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

As a student at San Diego Mesa College, you will find a wide and diverse array of courses and programs leading to the Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree in both academic and vocational subjects, as well as programs leading to occupational certificates. The college offers almost 100 associate degrees in arts and sciences disciplines, and over 55 certificates in occupational fields. Because of the college's comprehensive offerings, its excellent programs, its uniquely talented faculty, and its support services, San Diego Mesa College enjoys one of the highest student transfer rates in California. San Diego Mesa College offers a beautiful campus environment, including a state-of-the-art Learning Resource Center, which opened in April 1998. The new Center was constructed at a cost of twenty million dollars, and its four stories occupy 107,000 square feet in the middle of the campus. The facility offers expanded library holdings, an enormous computer lab for student use, and advanced media facilities. Mesa College provides extensive collegiate experiences for students, including such opportunities as student government, 20 inter-collegiate athletic teams, clubs, performance groups, and a host of activities in which students learn leadership skills, expand their cultural horizons, engage in service-learning and discover the joys of celebrating cultural diversity. San Diego Mesa College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Nearby Schools:

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  • San Diego Argosy University-San Diego
    Private for-profit
    1615 Murray Canyon Road Suite 100
    San Diego, CA 92108
    2.1  Mi  |  491  students
  • San Diego Coleman University
    Private not-for-profit
    8888 Balboa Ave
    San Diego, CA 92123
    2.3  Mi  |  810  students
  • San Diego International Professional School of Bodywork
    Private for-profit
    9025 Balboa Ave Ste 130
    San Diego, CA 92123
    2.3  Mi  |  260  students
  • San Diego Kaplan College-San Diego
    Private for-profit
    9055 Balboa Avenue
    San Diego, CA 92123
    2.4  Mi  |  1245  students
  • San Diego Fashion Careers College
    Private for-profit
    1923 Morena Blvd
    San Diego, CA 92110
    2.7  Mi  |  0  students
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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.