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 San Diego Mesa College

San Diego Mesa College - San Diego, CA

7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998

General information:(619)388-2604
Awards offered:Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years
Award of less than 1 academic year
Associate's degree
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:No
Student population:25,504( All undergraduate )
Student-to-faculty ratio:31 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 760 54% --
Grant or scholarship aid 753 54% $3,165,221 $4,203
Federal grants 548 39% $2,467,165 $4,502
Pell grants 548 39% $2,366,343 $4,318
Other federal grants 147 10% $100,822 $686
State/local government grant or scholarships 728 52% $698,056 $959
Institutional grants or scholarships Implied zero 0% Implied zero Not applicable
Student loan aid 51 4% $184,526 $3,618
Federal student loans 50 4% $154,560 $3,091
Other student loans 4 0% $29,966 $7,492
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 12,065 46% $19,859,852 $1,646
Pell grants 3,828 15% $13,975,559 $3,651
Federal student loans 744 3% $2,543,744 $3,419


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 $8,091 $8,188 $6,913
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 $6,254 $6,302 $5,472
$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 25,504
Undergraduate enrollment 25,504
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 3,268
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, 15 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2011.


Badminton -7
Baseball 29-
Basketball 1715
Football 86-
Soccer 2923
Softball -22
Swimming and Diving 2627
Tennis 138
Track and Field, Outdoor 5629
Track and Field, X-Country 1617
Volleyball 1514
Water Polo 1722


Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges01/01/1966 Accredited


American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation

Dental Assisting (DA)

02/24/1961 Accredited
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Physical Therapy (PTAA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

06/01/1971 Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology

Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

01/01/1983 Accredited


Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations624 9
Liquor law violations211
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 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 000
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 200
Aggravated assault 110
Burglary 431
Motor vehicle theft 1298
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 Rate10.7%
Number in default47
Number in repayment436

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00127500

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)


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

PROGRAMAward of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years Award of less than 1 academic year Associate's degree
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architectural Technology/Technician289
Landscape Architecture1--
Category total389
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Ethnic Studies--3
Category total--3
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biology/Biological Sciences, General--44
Category total--44
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping-3421
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General-63
Business Administration and Management, General75-73
Business/Commerce, General--86
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management131
Real Estate137
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General4-2
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations254
Category total8351197
Communication Technologies Technicians and Support Services Colleges
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects2-9
Category total2-9
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Colleges
Speech Communication and Rhetoric--9
Category total--9
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Information Technology7-7
Category total7-7
Construction Trades Colleges
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager-55
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector-63
Category total-118
Engineering Colleges
Category total1--
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General--9
Category total--9
Family and Consumer Sciences Human Sciences Colleges
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management332
Child Care Provider/Assistant11115
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General-55
Category total41922
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Chinese Language and Literature--3
French Language and Literature--4
Italian Language and Literature--1
Japanese Language and Literature--6
Latin Language and Literature--1
Russian Language and Literature--1
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation9-5
Spanish Language and Literature--12
Category total9-33
Health Professions and Related Programs Colleges
Dental Assisting/Assistant20-10
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician--23
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other-31-
Medical/Clinical Assistant15-10
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant--13
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer28-10
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant--18
Category total633184
History Colleges
History, General--16
Category total--16
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--3
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--199
Category total--202
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Mathematics, General--11
Category total--11
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Biological and Physical Sciences--127
Category total--127
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Physical Fitness Technician-3-
Category total-3-
Personal and Culinary Services Colleges
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General1114
Category total1114
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Category total--1
Physical Sciences Colleges
Physics, General1-6
Category total1-6
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General--49
Category total--49
Science Technologies Technicians Colleges
Chemical Technology/Technician-1-
Category total-1-
Social Sciences Colleges
Geography, Other--5
Political Science and Government, General--4
Social Sciences, General--1
Category total--19
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General--10
Dance, General--1
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General--3
Fashion/Apparel Design817
Interior Design19-4
Music, General--8
Category total27136
Grand total211126905