San Diego City College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,430
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
16.5%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
14,056
20% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
19.9%
188 Graduates

About

San Diego City College is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at San Diego City College were .

In 2019, 1,677 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at San Diego City College. 56.4% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.6% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (829 degrees), 2.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (387 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at San Diego City College is $1,104, which is $−6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at San Diego City College is $1,104, which is $−6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,430.

In 2019, 54% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at San Diego City College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at San Diego City College is $−6,720 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,430
2019 Value
6.45%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 San Diego City College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,430. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of San Diego City College grew by 6.45%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,293
Room and Board
$1,854
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at San Diego City College was of $13,293 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

54%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
2%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

54% of undergraduate students at San Diego City College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 20.6% with respect to 2018, when 68% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

This chart compares the average award discount at San Diego City College (in red) with that of other similar universities.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
16.5%
2017 Default Rate
72
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at San Diego City College was 16.5%, which represents 72 out of the 436 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

San Diego City College has a total enrollment of 14,056 students. The full-time enrollment at San Diego City College is 2,817 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,239. This means that 20% of students enrolled at San Diego City College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at San Diego City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 52.3% Hispanic or Latino, 19.3% White, 10.1% Asian, 9.9% Black or African American, 5.08% Two or More Races, 0.477% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.292% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at San Diego City College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (36.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (27.2%) and White Male (7.17%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

20%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at San Diego City College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,056 students. The full-time enrollment at San Diego City College is 2,817 and the part-time enrollment is 11,239. This means that 20% of students enrolled at San Diego City College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

66%
2019 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at San Diego City College was 66%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), San Diego City College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    7,348
  2. White
    2,713
  3. Asian
    1,425

The enrolled student population at San Diego City College is 52.3% Hispanic or Latino, 19.3% White, 10.1% Asian, 9.9% Black or African American, 5.08% Two or More Races, 0.477% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.292% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 317 students (2.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 215 more women than men received degrees from San Diego City College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at San Diego City College is hispanic or latino (829 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (387 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at San Diego City College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at San Diego City College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Construction (51 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (173 degrees), and Human Sciences (66 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at San Diego City College are Other managers (48,686 people), Construction managers (43,809 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (35,876 people), Software developers (35,163 people), and Preschool & kindergarten teachers (20,452 people).

The most specialized majors at San Diego City College are Construction (51 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (173 degrees), Human Sciences (66 degrees), Engineering Technologies (83 degrees), and Precision Production (51 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at San Diego City College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, Chief executives & legislators, Aircraft pilots & flight engineers, Real estate brokers & sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at San Diego City College are Construction (51 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (173 degrees), Human Sciences (66 degrees), Engineering Technologies (83 degrees), and Precision Production (51 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at San Diego City College are Construction (100,050 people), Elementary & secondary schools (91,335 people), Computer Systems Design (43,751 people), Restaurants & Food Services (30,172 people), and Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (27,193 people).

The most specialized majors at San Diego City College are Construction (51 degrees awarded), Personal & Culinary Services (173 degrees), Human Sciences (66 degrees), Engineering Technologies (83 degrees), and Precision Production (51 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by San Diego City College.
Most Common
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at San Diego City College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

731
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
946
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 731 degrees were awarded to men at San Diego City College, which is 0.773 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (946).

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 majors at San Diego City College by degrees awarded.

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 67 degrees were awarded to men at San Diego City College in HVAC & Refrigeration Engineering Technology, which is InfinityM times more than the 0 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 161 degrees were awarded to women at San Diego City College in General Cosmetology, which is 13.4 times more than the 12 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

7%
100% Completion Time
20%
150% Completion Time

In 2019, 7% of students graduating from San Diego City College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 20% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 29% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (41.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at San Diego City College is Male and Asian (41.9% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    829 degrees awarded
  2. White
    387 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    166 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at San Diego City College is hispanic or latino (829 degrees awarded). There were 2.14 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (387 degrees).

1.73% of degree recipients (29 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    509 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    320 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    194 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at San Diego City College is hispanic or latino female (509 degrees awarded). There were 1.59 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino male (320 degrees).

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Operations

San Diego City College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $891k (NaNk%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, San Diego City College had a total salary expenditure of $129M. San Diego City College employs 174 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at San Diego City College are Female Instructors (106), Male Instructors(68), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Diego City College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 137 employees, Management, with 20 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 5 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

San Diego City College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of San Diego City College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

This line chart shows how the endowment at San Diego City College (in red) compares to that of some similar universities.

The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.09M - Federal
  2. $6.65M - State
  3. $1.45M - Local

As of 2019, San Diego City College received $2.09M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.65M from state grants and contracts, and $1.45M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$48.2M
2019 Salaries
2.17%
growth from 2018

In 2019, San Diego City College paid a median of $48.2M in salaries, which represents 37.3% of their overall expenditure ($129M) and a 2.17% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.53% decline from 2017 and a 6.79% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16.6M
Instructional Salaries
174
Number of Employees

In 2019, San Diego City College paid a total of $16.6M to 174 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
174 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
137 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at San Diego City College were Instructor with 174 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Diego City College were Office and Administrative Support with 137 employees; Management with 20 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 5 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at San Diego City College was Female Instructor with 106 employees, Male Instructor with 68 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at San Diego City College.

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