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7250 Mesa College Dr
San Diego, CA 92111-4998
p. 619-388-2604
w. www.sdmesa.edu/

San Diego Mesa College

San Diego Mesa College Rating: 2.7/5 (3 votes)

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Academics

Ranked in the “Top 10 Community College Transfer Institutions,” in the United States, San Diego Mesa College is the largest college in the San Diego Community College District which also includes City College/ECC, and Miramar College. San Diego Mesa College offers a variety of associate degrees and certificate programs which prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions, or for immediate employment.

San Diego Mesa College’s academic programs are available in seven distinct schools. The Health Sciences/Public Service division consists of three departments including American Sign Language, hospitality & culinary arts, and consumer/family studies. Arts & Languages includes art, music, drama and languages. Social/Behavioral Sciences & Multicultural Studies is the second largest school at the college, which offers a variety of disciplines such as Chinese studies, and architecture. The P.E./Health Education division prepares students for transfer to four-year institutions by earning an associate of arts degree. Students can also pursue a fitness specialist certificate through this program. The Business, Computer Studies & Technologies division prepares students for transfer through real-world instruction and courses such as accounting, business, marketing, computer business technology, real estate, and more. Humanities includes the following departments: speech, English, and teacher education. The Mathematics & Natural Sciences division includes biology, chemistry, physical sciences, and an accelerated college program.

San Diego College also offers an honors program for students seeking a challenging course load, continuing education for all age levels, as well as online courses.

Most Popular Fields of Study

Admissions

San Diego Mesa College is a two-year community college accepting students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent.

Prospective students are required to fill out and submit an application for admission. In addition, assessment testing may be required. For students requiring academic advising, a counselor is available for assistance.

NOTE: Admissions information for San Diego Mesa College is also available in Spanish and Vietnamese.

Financial Aid

San Diego Mesa College offers qualifying students a number of financial aid options including grants, loans, work study programs, and scholarships. All students are required to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance. Students may apply online using the FAFSA link from the school website. In addition, the school website provides additional resource tools and information regarding the financial aid process.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 5987th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

San Diego Mesa College is a commuter college, and a smoke-free campus, serving a wide range of students including high school graduates, international students, transfer students, and working adults.

At San Diego Mesa College students can be involved in campus life through a variety of clubs, intercollegiate sports teams, performance groups, student government, leadership programs, and many student activities. The campus also has facilities to assist students with there studies, such as computer labs, science labs, a media facility, a library, and a bookstore. For entertainment students can attend the theatre, or the fine arts facility. The college also provides services for its students including academic advising, health services, a career center, counseling services, tutoring, disability services, and a writing center.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

Athletics are popular at San Diego Mesa College. The school supports 20 intercollegiate sports teams. The Olympians compete in the Pacific Coast, Orange Empire, & Foothill Conferences. The sports team include ten men’s sports, which are: basketball, baseball, football, cross country, soccer, volleyball, tennis, track & field, swimming/diving, and water polo; and, ten women’s sports including basketball, cross country, badminton, soccer, water polo, tennis, track & field, swimming/diving, volleyball, and softball.

Information Summary

Ranks 241st in California and 2548th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.00
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1 0.00
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 9 0.04
Arrest 11 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 3,317 0.25
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 38 0.00
Forcible Rape 293 0.02
Robbery 1,456 0.11
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 5,840 0.44
Larceny 17,610 1.34
Vehicle theft 6,259 0.48

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near San Diego, CA 92111-4998
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population46,821 (46,821 urban / N/A rural)
Households17,315 (2.69 people per house)
Median Household Income$42,774
Families10,842 (3.30 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District652

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4294th for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,104 $1,104 $5,644
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $38 $38 $38
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $236
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,852 $2,852 $7,412
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,287 $18,287 $22,847
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,127 $7,127 $11,687

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $898 $1,140 $898 $1,140 $5,290 $5,532
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,665
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,863 $10,962
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,059 $4,158
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,059 $4,275

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 47 69 305 237 4 548 77 1,321
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 5 14 20 2 44
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 2 1 3 4 13
American Sign Language (ASL) 2 2 5 9
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 1 3 2 4 10
Anthropology 1 1 2
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management 2 2 3 7
Architectural Technology/Technician 1 9 2 4 16
Art/Art Studies, General 2 1 4 7 14
Biological and Physical Sciences 10 3 23 29 53 7 129
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 4 13 12 25 2 60
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 3 8 13
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector 2 3 2 7
Business Administration and Management, General 5 6 33 22 47 6 119
Business/Commerce, General 7 9 24 18 43 4 107
Chemical Technology/Technician
Chemistry, General 3 3 2 8
Child Care Provider/Assistant 3 15 4 2 2 26
Chinese Language and Literature 1 3 4
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 1 12 4 11 28
Dance, General
Dental Assisting/Assistant 1 3 8 5 7 27
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 1 3
Drawing 1 1 1 3
English Language and Literature, General 2 1 9 2 14
Ethnic Studies 1 1
Fashion/Apparel Design 3 2 6 11
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General 1 5 2 9 17
French Language and Literature 4 2 6
Geography 1 1 2
Geography, Other 1 1 2
German Language and Literature
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 4 2 8 1 6 2 23
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
History, General 5 13 1 19
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 2 3 1 11 17
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 1 1 4 1 7
Information Technology 7 9 10 26
Interior Design 2 2 3 21 2 30
Italian Language and Literature 1 1
Japanese Language and Literature 1 4 1 1 7
Latin Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 6 5 37 28 66 12 163
Mathematics, General 1 5 1 7
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary 2 2
Medical/Clinical Assistant 5 4 6 7 3 25
Music, General 1 2 3
Philosophy
Physical Fitness Technician 4 2 2 8
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant 2 4 3 8 17
Physics, General 2 3 3 2 10
Political Science and Government, General 1 1 2 1 5 1 11
Pre-Engineering 2 2 4
Psychology, General 1 3 26 3 1 30 7 73
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2 1 22 21 2 48
Real Estate 1 4 5
Russian Language and Literature 1 1
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 1 1 6 1 9
Social Sciences, General 1 1
Sociology 1 10 2 1 9 3 28
Spanish Language and Literature 3 4 1 9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 4 1 11 16
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations 4 6 5 3 18
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant 4 1 9 3 18
Vietnamese Language and Literature
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 1 2 9 1 13

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 1941st for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $63,315 ($64,102 male / $73,903 female)
Number of FT Faculty 239 (117 male / 122 female)
Number of PT Faculty 761
FT Faculty Ratio 0.3 : 1
Total Benefits $7,148,478

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