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 San Diego City College

San Diego City College - San Diego, CA

1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101-4787

General information:(619)388-3400
Awards offered:Associate's degree
Award of less than 1 academic year
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:17,728( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:26 to 1
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Special Learning Opportunities
Distance learning opportunities
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for student's children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Carnegie Classification
Associate's--Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $658 $658 $898 -27%
Out-of-state $5,074 $5,050 $5,290 -5%
Books and supplies $1,638 $1,620 $1,656 -2%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $ $ $ NAN%
Other $ $ $ NAN%
Off Campus
Room and board $10,872 $10,980 $10,863 1%
Other $3,996 $3,897 $4,059 -4%
Off Campus with Family
Other $4,140 $4,041 $4,059 -0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
On Campus $2,296 $2,278 $2,554 0%
Off Campus $17,164 $17,155 $17,476 0%
Off Campus with Family $6,436 $6,319 $6,613 0%
On Campus $6,712 $6,670 $6,946 0%
Off Campus $21,580 $21,547 $21,868 0%
Off Campus with Family $10,852 $10,711 $11,005 -9%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $864
In-state fees $34
Out-of-state tuition $5,256
Out-of-state fees $34
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan
Tuition payment plan
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 764 84% --
Grant or scholarship aid 761 84% $3,620,222 $4,757
Federal grants 665 73% $3,003,641 $4,517
Pell grants 665 73% $2,937,192 $4,417
Other federal grants 105 12% $66,449 $633
State/local government grant or scholarships 741 82% $616,581 $832
Institutional grants or scholarships Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
Student loan aid 67 7% $227,815 $3,400
Federal student loans 65 7% $205,075 $3,155
Other student loans 3 0% $22,740 $7,580
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 11,206 60% $28,071,533 $2,505
Pell grants 6,067 33% $22,049,944 $3,634
Federal student loans 1,340 7% $4,621,100 $3,449


Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price $6,709 $6,252 $6,741
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 $5,576 $5,075 $6,053
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

• Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same total cost of attendance minus grant aid.


• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 17,728
Undergraduate enrollment 17,728
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 2,205
Graduate enrollment 0

•This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.

First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 14 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Badminton -6
Baseball 22-
Basketball 127
Soccer 2518
Softball -14
Tennis 87
Track and Field, X-Country 912
Volleyball 1011


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1952 Accredited


National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission

Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

10/01/2000 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession122
Drug law violations1946 41
Liquor law violations2410
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession ------
Drug law violations ----
Liquor law violations ------
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 010
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 210
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 121
Aggravated assault 002
Burglary 192
Motor vehicle theft 266
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter ------
Negligent manslaughter ------
Sex offenses - Forcible ------
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) ------
Robbery ------
Aggravated assault ------
Burglary ------
Motor vehicle theft ------
Arson ------
• (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
• The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
• These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see


Default Rate17.2%
Number in default90
Number in repayment523

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00127300

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMAssociate's degree Award of less than 1 academic year Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Ethnic Studies4--
Category total4--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General45--
Category total45--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping11--
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General1262
Business Administration and Management, General20--
Small Business Administration/Management4-1
Category total4763
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant64-
Recording Arts Technology/Technician86-
Category total1410-
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Broadcast Journalism2--
Category total2--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Information Technology8-1
Category total8-1
Construction Trades Colleges
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General10223
Plumbing Technology/Plumber-30-
Category total131003
Engineering Colleges
Telecommunications Engineering1-1
Category total5-1
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields Colleges
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other41-
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/4715
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician--3
Category total8818
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General11--
Category total11--
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Adult Development and Aging2--
Child Care Provider/Assistant43361
Category total45361
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Spanish Language and Literature9--
Category total9--
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training--4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse75--
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling26-51
Category total101-55
History Colleges
History, General9--
Category total9--
Legal Professions and Studies Colleges
Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary12-
Category total12-
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies119--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies94-45
Category total213-45
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General3--
Category total3--
Mechanic and Repair Technologies Technicians Colleges
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician4-3
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General-4-
Category total443
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences51--
Category total51--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General2--
Physical Fitness Technician-161
Category total2161
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General6443
Category total6443
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total1--
Physical Sciences Colleges
Chemistry, General1--
Category total1--
Precision Production Colleges
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist61510
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking-71
Category total62211
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General32--
Category total32--
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Human Services, General12-1
Category total12-1
Social Sciences Colleges
Political Science and Government, General3--
Category total29--
Transportation and Materials Moving Colleges
Ground Transportation, Other-1-
Category total-1-
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General5--
Cinematography and Film/Video Production2--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General1--
Graphic Design821
Category total1621
Grand total698211187