10440 Black Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA 92126
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • The mission of the college is to prepare students to succeed in a world of dynamic change by providing an environment which values excellence in teaching, learning, innovation & partnerships in a setting that celebrates diversity.

School Highlights

San Diego Miramar College serves 13,408 students (14% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 13,408 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,142
  • Out-state tuition: $5,774
  • Student:teacher ratio: 35:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 378 teachers has grown by 86% over five years.
San Diego Miramar 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
378 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of San Diego Miramar College has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 59:1 over five years.
The San Diego Miramar College diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
13,408 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
35:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,892 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
11,516 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
706 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,892 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
11,516 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
28%
14%
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% Hispanic
25%
45%
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% Black
4%
5%
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% White
33%
26%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
3%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.74
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
4.6%
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)
$42,200
$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
54%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$6,440
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$3,500
$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

  • Miramar College opened as a training facility for San Diego's law enforcement personnel and firefighters in 1969. The 125-acre campus has been growing to meet student needs. The past decade has seen the construction of a high-tech computer business center, library, police academy, child development center, digital media lab, online "bullpen," classrooms for SDSU's Higher Education Center at Miramar College, and the first phases of a 32-acre athletic complex, including the largest aquatic complex in San Diego County. A science/technology center and advanced transportation center opened in the Fall of 2004 to provide additional needed facilities. Each semester, about 12,000 individuals of all ages, ethnicities and backgrounds attend Miramar College classes. The associate in arts and the associate in science degrees are earned through the completion of a major, general education and other graduation requirements. Miramar College is the smart choice for students who want to transfer to the university/private college of their choice. Transfer agreements exist for UCs, CSUs and many private universities. We also offers vocational programs. San Diego Miramar College is one of three comprehensive community colleges in the San Diego Community College District. Miramar College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) through 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. The San Diego Community College District is governed by its Board of Trustees.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does San Diego Miramar College cost?

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

What is San Diego Miramar College's ranking?

San Diego Miramar College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Least expensive tuition, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 13,408 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,142
  • Out-state tuition: $5,774
  • Student:teacher ratio: 35:1
  • Minority enrollment: 67%
  • 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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