San Diego Miramar College

  • 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 11,876 students (19% of students are full-time).
  • Minority enrollment is 59% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • San Diego Miramar College is one of 19 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to San Diego Miramar College is Coleman University (5.9 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 203 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
San Diego Miramar College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty203 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of San Diego Miramar College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The San Diego Miramar 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 Enrollment11,876 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio59:144:1
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# Full-Time Students2,282 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students9,594 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
23%
13%
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% Hispanic
20%
37%
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% Black
6%
7%
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% White
41%
32%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.730.73
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College Completion Rate
30%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,200$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 Aid64%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$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

  • 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.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to San Diego Miramar College is Coleman University (5.9 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Coleman University
    Private, non-profit
    796 students | 5.90 Mi8888 Balboa Ave
    San Diego CA  92123
    (858)499-0202
    5.90796
  • 23,191 students | 7.60 Mi7250 Mesa College Dr
    San Diego CA  92111
    (619)388-2600
    7.6023,191
  • n/a students | 9.00 Mi3375 Camino Del Rio S
    San Diego CA  92108
    (619)388-6500
    9.00n/a
  • 18,040 students | 9.20 Mi8800 Grossmont College Dr
    El Cajon CA  92020
    (619)644-7000
    9.2018,040
  • Argosy University-San Diego
    Private, non-profit
    438 students | 9.30 Mi1615 Murray Canyon Road, Suite 100
    San Diego CA  92108
    (619)321-3000
    9.30438
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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.