San Diego City College

1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101-4787
Tel: (619)388-3400
  • 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 to San Diego City College is Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego (0.3 miles away).

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 322 teachers has declined by 22% over five years.
San Diego City College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty322 staff97 staff
San Diego City College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of San Diego City College has declined by 10% over five years.
  • The San Diego City College diversity score of 0.73 is equal to the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment16,298 students7,516 students
San Diego City College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio51:144:1
San Diego City College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students3,666 students1,613 students
San Diego City College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students12,632 students5,903 students
San Diego City College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
San Diego City College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
San Diego City College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
San Diego City College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
San Diego City College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
San Diego City College Black (2007-2016)
% White
San Diego City College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
San Diego City College Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Two or more races
San Diego City College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
San Diego City College Non Resident (2007-2013)
% Unknown races
San Diego City College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.730.73
San Diego City College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
San Diego City College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,000$34,900
San Diego City College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $5,774 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,142$1,636
San Diego City College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,774$6,797
San Diego City College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%78%
San Diego City College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,000$9,500
San Diego City College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
San Diego City College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in San Diego is Platt College-San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.