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 14,127 students (19% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 37:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 378 teachers has grown by 70% over five years.
San Diego Miramar College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-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 Faculty378 staff308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of San Diego Miramar College has grown by 18% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 37:1 has decreased from 59:1 over five years.
The San Diego Miramar College diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment14,127 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio37:124:1
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# Full-Time Students2,751 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students11,376 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
22%
12%
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% Hispanic
28%
47%
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% Black
5%
6%
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% White
33%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
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% Two or more races
8%
4%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score0.750.70
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College Completion Rate
38%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,200$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,142 is less than the state average of $1,997. 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 $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,142$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$5,774$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid50%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$6,750$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$6,000
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Source: 2020 (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 California College San Diego (5.8 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • California College San Diego
    Private not-for-profit
    536 students | 5.80 Mi6602 Convoy Court Ste 100
    San Diego, CA 92111
    5.80536
  • 20,712 students | 7.80 Mi7250 Mesa College Dr
    San Diego, CA 92111
    (619) 388-2600
    7.8020,712
  • 16,958 students | 9.20 Mi8800 Grossmont College Dr
    El Cajon, CA 92020
    (619) 644-7000
    9.2016,958
  • n/a students | 9.30 Mi3375 Camino del Rio South
    San Diego, CA 92108
    (619) 388-6500
    9.30n/a
  • Foundation College
    Private, for profit
    n/a students | 10.50 Mi404 Camino Del Rio South Suite 100
    San Diego, CA 92108
    (619) 683-3273
    10.50n/a
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