San Diego City College

San Diego City College

San Diego City College, also known as the City College or simply as City, is a public, two-year community college located in San Diego, California. Founded in 1914, City College is administered by the San Diego Community College District which includes the San Diego Mesa College as well as the San Diego Miramar College. The campus consists of more than 35 buildings on 56 acres.

City College has a semester-based academic calendar and it enrolls more than 10,000 students. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in several fields of study. The City Times is the school newspaper that was founded in 1945.

The athletic department of the college has sports teams that participate in a variety of sports including baseball, volleyball, basketball, soccer, softball and tennis. Their sports teams are nicknamed the Knights.

Get more information about City College's nursing programs by reading an exclusive interview with the school's Director of Nursing Education.

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San Diego City College
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego , CA 92101-4787
General Phone: (619) 388-3400

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San Diego City College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts272minority and gender studies, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, ...
Construction Trades156power transmission, electrician, plumbing
Family and Social Work144adult development and aging, child development, human services, social service professions
Therapy and Counseling84psychology, substance abuse counseling
Nursing and Emergency Medicine59registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management44business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting, small business management, banking, labor relations, taxation, retail ...
Science33biology, biological and physical sciences, astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics
Engineering Technician32engineering technology, HVAC tech, manufacturing tech, drafting, engineering technician
Beauty and Cosmetology25cosmetology
Photography and Commercial Art17commercial photography, cinematography
Production Trades16machinist, sheet metal tech
Office and Administration14data entry, administrative assistant
Mechanics and Repair13electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, computer repair
Law11legal secretary, legal assistant
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy10health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Computer Science and Engineering8computer and info science, information technology, computer programming, computer networking, system administration
Design6graphic design, illustration
Media5broadcast journalism, radio and television, digital communications
Art Studies5art studies
Music4music, music management
Drama and Performing Arts3dance, drama, theatre design
Religion and Philosophy1philosophy
Education and Teaching1teacher aide
Transportation1ground transportation
Engineering1engineering, archeology
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Science and Laboratory Technician0biology tech

Number of programs and degrees for San Diego City College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree60468
Award of less than 1 academic year25644
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years10719

San Diego City College Student Body

In 2007-2008, San Diego City College had a total enrollment of 17,013 students (10,854 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 32%
Black 12%
Hispanic 29%
Asian 13%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 12%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 23%
20-21 13%
22-24 15%
25-29 18%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown19%

San Diego City College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 59 %
Part-Time 18 %

San Diego City 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.

San Diego City College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 512
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 4,808
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
San Diego City College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 127300)

San Diego City College Faculty

San Diego City College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3152
Non-tenured and not on tenure track812

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year14$90,20926$81,617
All faculty totalcalendar year14$90,20926$81,617

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year72$63,28396$64,622
All faculty totalacademic year72$63,28396$64,622

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

San Diego City College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Retailing and Retail Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator

Construction Trades
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Engineering Technology, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Child Development
Human Services, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General

Broadcast Journalism
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Radio and Television

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

Ground Transportation, Other

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checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
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checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
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