- Southwestern College is committed to meeting the educational goals of its students in an environment that promotes intellectual growth and develops human potential.
The teacher population of 439 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Southwestern College (Chula Vista)||(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||439 staff||78 staff|
|Total Enrollment||19,000 students||2,419 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||43:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||7,642 students||1,297 students|
|# Part-Time Students||11,358 students||5,258 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||
|% 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.||0.64||0.73|
Source: 2015 (latest year available) IPEDS
- Established in 1961, Southwestern College is one of 109 public community colleges in the state of California and the only institute of higher education located in the southern portion of San Diego County. Its location—nestled between the City of San Diego and the U.S.-Mexico international border on a 156-acre plot—positions it to play an important role in the intellectual growth of the more than 400,000 residents that call South County home. Serving approximately 19,000 students annually, Southwestern College offers more than 285 associate degree and certificate options. A host of noncredit courses designed to enhance personal and professional development are also offered through the College's Continuing Education department. Southwestern College has continuously received accreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Whether pursuing an A.A. degree, preparing to transfer to a four-year college or university, or acquiring new occupational skills, students attending Southwestern College are given every opportunity to meet their educational goals. In addition to its centers, Southwestern College also provides off-campus classes at several extension sites throughout the district and operates an Aquatic Center in Coronado in conjunction with the California Department of Boating and Waterways. Current enrollment—at all locations—exceeds 19,000 students. More than a half-million students have attended Southwestern College since opening its doors 40 years ago.
- College Location Mi. Students
901 students | 5.90 Mi780 Bay Blvd Suite101
Chula Vista,  CA  91910
967 students | 7.50 Mi4393 Imperial Avenue, Suite 100
San Diego,  CA  92113
8,644 students | 7.80 Mi900 Rancho San Diego Pky
El Cajon,  CA  92019
316 students | 9.30 Mi6250 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego,  CA  92115
16,298 students | 10.50 Mi1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego,  CA  92101
January 14, 2017
Even more midnight classes are launching at community college campuses across the country this year, in hopes of working around the demanding schedules of their students.
January 14, 2017
A new report by the American Institutes for Research shows that some states are paying billions of dollars on community college students who drop out before earning a degree or certification.
January 14, 2017
Learn about a Governor’s Investment in Aerospace grant that will help 13 Washington community colleges develop training programs for the aerospace industry.