San Diego City College

  • 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).

Top Placements

San Diego City College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 322 teachers has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student Body

  • The student population of San Diego City College has stayed relatively flat 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
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Student : Teacher Ratio51:144:1
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# Full-Time Students3,666 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students12,632 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
9%
13%
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% Hispanic
38%
37%
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% Black
12%
7%
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% White
32%
32%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
-
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
5%
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Diversity Score0.730.73
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College Completion Rate
14%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,000$34,600
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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
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,774$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,000$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
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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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Did You Know?
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.