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Study at San Diego Mesa College

Founded in 1964, San Diego Mesa College is a public, two-year community college located in the Kearny Mesa neighborhood of San Diego, California. It is informally referred to as the Mesa College or simply as Mesa and is the largest community college in San Diego. The campus covers 104 acres. The college enrolls more than 20, 000 students.

Mesa College offers a variety of programs and degrees in diverse fields of study. It provides courses in general education, lower-division transfer programs, and occupational and developmental education.

The Mesa Press is the student-run newspaper of the college, covering the news about Mesa. The sports teams of the college are nicknamed the Olympians. Their football team has been competing in the second Pacific Coast Conference since 1982.

Profile of San Diego Mesa College

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

Course Topics

Students at the school often study real estate and construction management and liberal arts.

San Diego Mesa College Selectivity

San Diego Mesa 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 Mesa College tries to attract and retain a high quality teaching staff.

Student Enrolment

The school offers classes to 21, 437 students (10, 881 full-time equivalent).

San Diego Mesa College Tuition and Affordability

Tuition is fairly low at San Diego Mesa College.

San Diego Mesa College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts752liberal arts and sciences, sign language translation, English, history, Spanish language, minority and gender studies, political science, Japanese language, . . .
Business and Management147business management, accounting, sales and marketing
Medical Support and Technology119radiographer, veterinary assistant, dental assistant, medical assistant
Design51interior design, fashion design, graphic design
Therapy and Counselling43psychology, physical therapist assistant
Construction Trades32building inspector, apparel and textile marketing, construction manager, apparel and textiles
Real Estate and Construction Management27real estate
Science26biology, physics, physical sciences, chemistry
Family and Social Work24child development, food and nutrition, foodservice management, family and consumer science
office and Administration21administrative assistant
Cooking and Culinary Arts18culinary arts
Computer Science and Engineering17information technology, web design, computer programming, computer networking
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy16sports and fitness management, health and physical Education
Hospitality14travel services, hotel management
Medical administration14medical records tech, medical secretary
Architecture and Planning8architectural tech, landscape architecture
Media6digital communications, animation and special effects
Fine Arts3sculpture, ceramics
Drama and Performing Arts3drama, dance
Law2legal secretary
Music2music, music management
Photography and Commercial Art2drawing
Science and Laboratory Technician1chemical tech, biology tech
Engineering Technician1water quality and recycling tech, drafting
Landscaping and Horticulture0landscaping
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Art Studies0art studies

Contact: San Diego Mesa College

San Diego Mesa College

7250 Mesa College Dr

San Diego, California 92111-4998

General Phone: (619) 388-2604


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