San Diego City College: Ranking & Review

San Diego
United States
Top 37%

San Diego City College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)15,5697,1218,448

4,885 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2,837 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

It’s free to apply for undergraduates.

San Diego City College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

San Diego City College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

San Diego City College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,104$5,856
Fees for full-time undergraduates$38$38
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$244

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities250250
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services223223
Personal and Culinary Services126126
Health Professions and Related Programs9292
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences9090
Construction Trades8888
Precision Production8080
Biological and Biomedical Sciences7979
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services7070
Visual and Performing Arts6969
Public Administration and Social Service Professions6767
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields6666
Social Sciences6464
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs5151
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services3232
English Language and Literature & Letters3232
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies3131
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1818
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences1212
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1111
Mathematics and Statistics77
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies66
Philosophy and Religious Studies55
Mechanic and Repair Technologies & Technicians44
Legal Professions and Studies44
Physical Sciences11
Transportation and Materials Moving
Grand Total1,6641,664

A total of 1,664 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at San Diego City College.

Graduation rate23%17%28%
  • Full-time retention rate - 66%
  • Part-time retention rate - 38%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff432
Instructional FTE273
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Address1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, California, 92101-4787
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population1,395,000