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Study at 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.

Profile of San Diego City College

San Diego City College is located in a large city, in San Diego, California. The school is a public institution. Degree levels at San Diego City College top out at the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school often study family and social work and construction trades.

San Diego City College Selectivity

San Diego City College maintains an open-admission policy.


The school's tenure system is geared toward rewarding and keeping the most valuable professors. By paying its faculty better than most schools, San Diego City College tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 17, 013 students (7, 799 full-time equivalent). Minorities are common at San Diego City College.

San Diego City College Tuition and Affordability

Tuition is fairly low at the school.

San Diego City College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts310liberal arts and sciences, Spanish language, sociology, anthropology, English, history, speech and rhetoric, minority and gender studies, . . .
Construction Trades158power transmission, plumbing, electrician, carpentry
Family and Social Work144child development, human services, adult development and aging, social service professions
Therapy and Counselling91substance abuse Counselling, psychology
Nursing and Emergency Medicine66registered nursing, licensed practical nurse
Business and Management43business management, small business management, accounting, labor relations, taxation, business, electronic commerce, retail, . . .
Mechanics and Repair43computer repair, electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair
Science30biology, physics, geology, chemistry, astronomy
Production Trades30machinist, sheet metal tech
Beauty and Cosmetology28cosmetology
Engineering Technician27HVAC tech, engineering technology, drafting, engineering technician, manufacturing tech
office and Administration26administrative assistant, data entry
Photography and Commercial Art19cinematography, commercial photography
Music9music management, music
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy9sports and fitness management, health and physical Education
Computer Science and Engineering7information technology, computer and info science, system administration, computer programming, computer networking
Design7graphic design, illustration
Engineering6engineering, archeology
Media4broadcast journalism, digital communications, radio and television
Art Studies2art studies
Transportation2ground transportation
Science and Laboratory Technician1biology tech
Law0legal assistant, legal secretary
Education and Teaching0teacher aide
Real Estate and Construction Management0real estate
Drama and Performing Arts0theatre design, dance, drama
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy

Contact: San Diego City College

San Diego City College

1313 Park Boulevard

San Diego, California 92101-4787

General Phone: (619) 388-3400


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