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 21 community colleges within San Diego County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to San Diego Miramar College is Kaplan College-San Diego (5.8 miles away).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • The teacher population of 203 teachers has declined by 10% 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
San Diego Miramar College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of San Diego Miramar College has grown by 10% 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 grown by 11% over five years.
Total Enrollment11,876 students7,516 students
San Diego Miramar College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio59:144:1
San Diego Miramar College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,282 students1,613 students
San Diego Miramar College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students9,594 students5,903 students
San Diego Miramar College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
San Diego Miramar College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
San Diego Miramar College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
San Diego Miramar College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
San Diego Miramar College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
San Diego Miramar College Black (2007-2016)
% White
San Diego Miramar College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
San Diego Miramar College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
San Diego Miramar College More (2010-2016)
% Unknown races
San Diego Miramar College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.730.73
San Diego Miramar College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
San Diego Miramar College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$42,200$34,900
San Diego Miramar College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
San Diego Miramar College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$5,774$6,797
San Diego Miramar College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid64%78%
San Diego Miramar College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$4,500$9,500
San Diego Miramar College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$3,500$5,500
San Diego Miramar College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
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

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Kaplan College-San Diego
    Private, for profit
    1,297 students | 5.80 Mi9055 Balboa Avenue
    San Diego CA  92123
  • Coleman University
    Private, non-profit
    796 students | 5.90 Mi8888 Balboa Ave
    San Diego CA  92123
  • 23,191 students | 7.60 Mi7250 Mesa College Dr
    San Diego CA  92111
  • n/a students | 9.00 Mi3375 Camino Del Rio S
    San Diego CA  92108
  • 18,040 students | 9.20 Mi8800 Grossmont College Dr
    El Cajon CA  92020
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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.