1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 14,865 students (13% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 30:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 14,865 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,142
  • Out-state tuition: $5,774
  • Student:teacher ratio: 30:1
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

San Diego City College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 499 teachers has grown by 54% over five years.
San Diego City College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
499 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of San Diego City College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 30:1 has increased from 28:1 over five years.
The San Diego City College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
14,865 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
30:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,951 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
12,914 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
735 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,951 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
12,914 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
n/a
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% Asian
9%
14%
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% Hispanic
53%
45%
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% Black
10%
5%
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% White
22%
26%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.65
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.97%
4.57%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$32,000
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,774 is less than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,142
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$5,774
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
77%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$7,724
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,798
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does San Diego City College cost?

San Diego City College's tuition is approximately $1,142 for In-State students and $5,774 for Out-State students.

What schools are San Diego City College often compared to?

San Diego City Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like San Diego Mesa College by visitors of our site.

What is San Diego City College's ranking?

San Diego City College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 14,865 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,142
  • Out-state tuition: $5,774
  • Student:teacher ratio: 30:1
  • Minority enrollment: 78%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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San Diego County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in San Diego County, CA is Concorde Career College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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