Design Institute Of San Diego

Overview of Design Institute Of San Diego

The campus of Design Institute of San Diego is in San Diego, CA, which is a large city. The school is a private, for-profit institution. Degrees at Design Institute of San Diego include, at the school's highest level, the Bachelor's degree.

Areas of Study

The school has a tighter focus on specific areas of study than most colleges its size. Design Institute of San Diego is known for its programs in design.

Design Institute of San Diego Selectivity

Admission at the school is selective, not open to all who apply.

Student Body

In 2007-2008, Design Institute of San Diego had 457 students enrolled (225 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at the school are female.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Design Institute of San Diego

Design Institute of San Diego
8555 Commerce Ave
San Diego , CA 92121
General Phone: (858) 566-1200

Design Institute of San Diego Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Design94interior design

Number of programs and degrees for Design Institute of San Diego in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree941

Design Institute of San Diego Student Body

In 2007-2008, Design Institute of San Diego had a total enrollment of 457 students (225 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 13%
Women 88%
Full-Time 75%
Part-Time 25%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 78%
Black 1%
Hispanic 10%
Asian 4%
Unknown 5%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 7%
20-21 14%
22-24 23%
25-29 26%
30-34 9%
35-39 5%
40-49 6%
50-64 2%

Design Institute of San Diego Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 85 %
Part-Time 100 %

Design Institute of San Diego 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.

Design Institute of San Diego Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrecommended
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required

Design Institute of San Diego Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 15,700
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 15,700
Books and supplies $ 1,400

Financial Aid:
Design Institute of San Diego participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 2298000)

Design Institute of San Diego Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*3$60,000
All faculty totalcalendar year0*3$60,000

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

Design Institute of San Diego Degree Programs (2007)

Interior Design

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Design Institute of San Diego Highlights

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What Sets Design Institute of San Diego Apart:

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Female % of student body
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Top 14%Design Institute of San Diego Female % of student body

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