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 15,066 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is higher than the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 77% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.

Top Rankings

San Diego City College ranks 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.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty322 staff149 staff
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Student Body

The student population of San Diego City College has declined by 7% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 has decreased from 58:1 over five years.
The San Diego City College diversity score of 0.72 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment15,066 students8,598 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio47:145:1
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# Full-Time Students3,065 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students12,001 students6,583 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
10%
12%
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% Hispanic
45%
43%
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% Black
9%
7%
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% White
23%
25%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.720.73
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College Completion Rate
23%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$32,000$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,458. 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 $6,710. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,142$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,774$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid87%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,029$10,063
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,751
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Source: 2019 (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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