California College San Diego

California College San Diego


California College San Diego (CCSD) is a 4-year college of business, computers, and health science. California College San Diego's campus is conveniently located in the midst of Mission Valley, a well known center for tourism and shopping. Surrounded by the sixth largest city in the United States, California College San Diego's location is prime for a learning institution. Through its location and quality education, it gives graduates the tools they need to advance their life through their career.

Points of Distinction

  • "Fast-track" programs award associate's degree in as little 15 months
  • Get a bachelor's degree in as little as 30 months
  • Associates and bachelor's degree programs
  • Professional staff using experience gained in the industries they teach
  • Latest technology available to help with hands-on learning

Areas of Study

California College San Diego offers a variety of certificate, associate degree, and bachelor's degree programs in the health sciences, computer, and business fields of study. Some of these programs include a bachelor's degree in computer science, bachelor's degrees in accounts and business administration, and an associates degree in medical specialties. All of the programs at the school are "fast track" programs, providing training and education for people who want to start careers to get better jobs faster.


To get admitted to California College San Diego, the first thing to do is to fill out their online form to request more information and an official application. A high school diploma, or equivalent is required to attend the school. Past transcripts and other past credit can be applied towards credit at the school as long as they are accredited from a U.S. Department of Education accredited school. Applicants are encouraged to schedule a tour of the school before they plan on attending. Previous experience that does not carry school credits will be gauged by the score on placement exams, in which credit for the class will be awarded if the test is passed.


The faculty at California College San Diego are leaders in their fields, bringing experience from the work place directly into the classroom, and teaching it to students so they can use it when they get out in the work force. The faculty and staff are always friendly, with a "can help" attitude, and willing to go that extra mile to help their students succeed. Tutoring and other extra help services are available, as well as most professors willing to help after class and during their office hours. Everyone at California College San Diego helps students individually to achieve their goals, one of the benefits of a smaller college.

Student Body

Most of the students at California College San Diego are from the surrounding cities and states. Many students move to California, though, and become a part of the community and city life that is all around the school. There are many housing options around the school and within driving distance of the campus, making commuting to the school easy. The student body is made up of all kinds of people, some just starting their careers and others who are attending classes to enhance the skills they already have.

Student Life

The friendly atmosphere of the campus leads students to create friendships that carry on outside of the classroom. San Diego is the sixth biggest city in the country, and as such it does not disappoint in the entertainment and attraction areas. There are many sights to see and things to do in San Diego while not attending classes. Known as one of the most perfect places to live, the night life and tourist attractions around will keep anyone new to the area, or who has lived there a long time, busy when they aren't attending classes. Some of the major attractions include the San Diego Padres baseball team, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World San Diego, and Balboa Park.

4 year college offering programs in business, technology, and the health sciences. Earn a degree in as little at 30 months. Earn a degree in as little as 30 months.

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Contacting California College

California College-San Diego
2820 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 300
San Diego , CA 92108-3824
General Phone: (619) 295-5785

California College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Medical Support and Technology111medical assistant, respiratory care tech
Business and Management20business management, accounting, business and related services
Medical Administration8health care administration
Computer Science and Engineering6computer programming, computer science
Engineering Technician1computer systems tech

Number of programs and degrees for California College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1125
Bachelor's degree345

California College Student Body

In 2007-2008, California College had a total enrollment of 568 students (901 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 24%
Black 19%
Hispanic 26%
Asian 21%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 8%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 8%
20-21 10%
22-24 22%
25-29 29%
30-34 14%
35-39 7%
40-49 7%
50-64 2%

California College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 50 %

California College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Diego, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

California College Admissions and Selectivity

Application Requirements:

Years of College Work Before Admittancerecommended

California College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Financial Aid:
California College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2110800)

California College Faculty

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured and not on tenure track42

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year4$60,6002*
All faculty totalcalendar year4$60,6002*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

California College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science

Engineering Technician
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management

Medical Support And Technology
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

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What Sets California College Apart:

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Top 18%California College Minority % of student body
Salaries of full-time faculty
(for colleges of its size and type)
Top 19%California College Salaries of full-time faculty

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