San Diego Mesa College

7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111
Tel: 6193882600
  • One of the largest and most successful of California's 109 community colleges, San Diego Mesa College takes pride in its high academic standards, its excellent programs and services, and its personal approach to helping each individual student succeed.
School Highlights
  • San Diego Mesa College serves 23,191 students (27% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • San Diego Mesa College is one of 21 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is Argosy University-San Diego (2.10 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 187 teachers has declined by 64% over five years.
San Diego Mesa College (CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public Public
Total Faculty 187 staff 86 staff
San Diego Mesa College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 23,191 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 23,191 students 7,105 students
San Diego Mesa College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 124:1 44:1
San Diego Mesa College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 6,280 students 1,483 students
San Diego Mesa College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students - 5,622 students
San Diego Mesa College Part-Time Students (2007-2013)
San Diego Mesa College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
- -
San Diego Mesa College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
16%
13%
San Diego Mesa College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
32%
37%
San Diego Mesa College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
7%
7%
San Diego Mesa College Black (2007-2016)
% White
34%
32%
San Diego Mesa College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
San Diego Mesa College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
6%
3%
San Diego Mesa College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
2%
3%
San Diego Mesa College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
2%
5%
San Diego Mesa College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.75 0.73
San Diego Mesa College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
23%
-
San Diego Mesa College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $40,100 -
San Diego Mesa College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,380 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 109% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,170 is more than the state average of $6,773. The out-state tuition has grown by 41% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,380 $1,636
San Diego Mesa College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,170 $6,773
San Diego Mesa College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 64% 78%
San Diego Mesa College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $4,500 -
San Diego Mesa College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $3,500 -
San Diego Mesa College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 100% 95%
San Diego Mesa College Percent Admitted (2014-2016)

Sports

Total Sports Offered 13 sports
Sports Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Diving, Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water PoloBadminton, Baseball,
Basketball, Cross Country,
Diving, Football,
Soccer, Softball,
Swimming, Tennis,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
Water Polo
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • At San Diego Mesa College, students will find a wide and diverse array of day, evening, weekend, and on-line courses leading to 176 Associate in Arts, Associate in Science degrees and certificate programs. Students may also pursue courses and programs of general interest. Because of the college's comprehensive offerings, excellent programs, uniquely talented faculty and support services, Mesa College enjoys one of the highest student transfer rates in California and the nation.Mesa students who plan to transfer to four-year colleges and universities enjoy a great advantage because of our carefully designed and articulated course of study culminating in a Liberal Arts and Sciences Degree with a designated area of emphasis that reflects the student's ultimate career focus. In addition, Mesa continually maintains and updates guaranteed transfer agreements with colleges and universities in California and throughout the nation. Students following the vocational track have similar success when they enter or advance through the job market. Unique partnerships with local industries have created pathways for upward mobility and success in high-demand occupations. Mesa College provides extensive collegiate and co-curricular experiences for students, including such opportunities as student government; 20 men's and women's intercollegiate athletic teams; clubs; performance groups; an Honors Program; Service Learning and a host of activities in which students learn leadership skills, expand their academic horizons and celebrate cultural diversity.
  • Because of the college's comprehensive offerings, its excellent programs, its uniquely talented faculty, and its support services, San Diego Mesa College enjoys one of the highest student transfer rates in California. San Diego Mesa College offers a beautiful campus environment, including a state-of-the-art Learning Resource Center, which opened in April 1998. The new Center was constructed at a cost of twenty million dollars, and its four stories occupy 107,000 square feet in the middle of the campus. The facility offers expanded library holdings, an enormous computer lab for student use, and advanced media facilities. San Diego Mesa College is fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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