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San Diego Colleges, Universities, Trade and Vocational Schools

San Diego Colleges and Schools

Colleges in San Diego, California

There are at least 36 colleges in San Diego, listed and described below. These schools represent 157,294 or more students (full-time and part-time), a combined student body equivalent to 125,823 full-time students, and a reported 18,378 dorm rooms.

The largest schools here include San Diego State University, University of California-San Diego, National University and San Diego Mesa College. For a prestigious selective school, you might want to look at University of California-San Diego, University of San Diego or Point Loma Nazarene University.

We also provide an extensive list of California Colleges.

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San Diego Colleges with Open Admissions

Schools open to most or all qualified applicants (qualifications vary).
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

Associated Technical College-San Diego
707 Broadway-Ste 300
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 76

CET-San Diego
4153 Market Street
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Construction trades, Precision production, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 307

Design Institute of San Diego
8555 Commerce Ave
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Visual and performing arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 148
  • In-State Tuition: 19623
  • Out-of-State tuition: 19623

Mueller College
123 Camino de la Reina, #100 North
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Parks, recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 51
  • In-State Tuition: 21666
  • Out-of-State tuition: 21666

Platt College-San Diego
6250 El Cajon Blvd
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Visual and performing arts
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 255
  • In-State Tuition: 25120
  • Out-of-State tuition: 25120

San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Architecture and related services, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Engineering, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 24208
  • In-State Tuition: 1104
  • Out-of-State tuition: 4632

San Diego Miramar College
10440 Black Mountain Rd
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 13008
  • In-State Tuition: 1104
  • Out-of-State tuition: 4632

Avance Beauty College
750 Beyer Way Suite B-C-D-E
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 40

Paul Mitchell the School-San Diego
410 A Street
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 244

International Professional School of Bodywork
9025 Balboa Ave Ste 130
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 144
  • In-State Tuition: 7220
  • Out-of-State tuition: 7220

Argosy University-The Art Institute of California-San Diego
7650 Mission Valley Road
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields, Visual and performing arts, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 1382
  • In-State Tuition: 18648
  • Out-of-State tuition: 18648

Brightwood College-San Diego
9055 Balboa Avenue
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 1173

Ashford University
8620 Spectrum Center Boulevard
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, English language and literature/letters, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 42452
  • In-State Tuition: 10320
  • Out-of-State tuition: 10320

Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego
7445 Mission Valley Rd Ste 105
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 517
  • In-State Tuition: 8694
  • Out-of-State tuition: 8694

Argosy University-San Diego
1615 Murray Canyon Road, Suite 100
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Psychology, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Public administration and social service professions, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 345
  • In-State Tuition: 13464
  • Out-of-State tuition: 13464

Horizon University
5331 Mt. Alifan Drive
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Other (none of the above)
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 29
  • In-State Tuition: 9000
  • Out-of-State tuition: 9000

Tramy Beauty School
5911 University Avenue #318
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 221

California Miramar University
3550 Camino Del Rio North, Suite 208
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Public administration and social service professions, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Associates, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 319
  • In-State Tuition: 7800
  • Out-of-State tuition: 7800

California College San Diego
6602 Convoy Court Ste 100
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Health professions and related programs, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 931
  • In-State Tuition: 18021
  • Out-of-State tuition: 18021

Associated Barber College of San Diego
1333 5th Avenue
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 85

California Barber and Beauty College
5315 El Cajon Boulevard
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Personal and culinary services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: Less than 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 48

Colleges in San Diego with Selective Admissions

These schools do not admit all qualified applicants.
Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2015-16, National Center for Education Statistics, //nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

California Western School of Law
225 Cedar St
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Legal professions and studies, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 628

Point Loma Nazarene University
3900 Lomaland Dr
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics, Family and consumer sciences/human sciences, English language and literature/letters
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Church of the Nazarene
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 3663
  • In-State Tuition: 31800
  • Out-of-State tuition: 31800

San Diego City College
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Agriculture, agriculture operations, and related sciences, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Computer and information sciences and support services, Personal and culinary services, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 16520
  • In-State Tuition: 1104
  • Out-of-State tuition: 4632

San Diego State University
5500 Campanile Dr
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Architecture and related services, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Engineering technologies and engineering-related fields
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Public
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 34254
  • In-State Tuition: 5472
  • Out-of-State tuition: 16632

University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Many programs. Most popular include: Natural resources and conservation, Architecture and related services, Area, ethnic, cultural, gender, and group studies, Communication, journalism, and related programs, Computer and information sciences and support services, Education, Engineering, Foreign languages, literatures, and linguistics
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Roman Catholic
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 8251
  • In-State Tuition: 44000
  • Out-of-State tuition: 44000

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego
350 Tenth Avenue, Third Floor
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 119
  • In-State Tuition: 28965
  • Out-of-State tuition: 28965

Bethel Seminary-San Diego
6116 Arosa St
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Theology and religious vocations
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: Baptist
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 176

Alliant International University-San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Several programs. Most popular include: Education, Legal professions and studies, Liberal arts and sciences, general studies and humanities, Multi/interdisciplinary studies, Psychology, Homeland security, law enforcement, firefighting and related protective services, Social sciences, Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors, Bachelors, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 3509
  • In-State Tuition: 18718
  • Out-of-State tuition: 18718

Coleman University
8888 Balboa Ave
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Computer and information sciences and support services, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Associates, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 399
  • In-State Tuition: 20700
  • Out-of-State tuition: 20700

Newschool of Architecture and Design
1249 F St
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Architecture and related services, Communications technologies/technicians and support services, Visual and performing arts, Business, management, marketing, and related support services
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Bachelors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 515
  • In-State Tuition: 25938
  • Out-of-State tuition: 25938

Concorde Career College-San Diego
4393 Imperial Avenue, Suite 100
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Health professions and related programs
  • Degrees/Certificates: Associates, Certificates
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 2-years
  • Total Student Population: 647

Thomas Jefferson School of Law
1155 Island Avenue
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Legal professions and studies
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters, Doctors
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 700

High Tech High Graduate School of Education
2861 Womble Road
San Diego, CA

  • Programs: Education
  • Degrees/Certificates: Masters
  • Public or Private: Private
  • Religious Affiliation: --
  • School Type: 4-years
  • Total Student Population: 33
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