San Diego Mesa College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,104

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,543

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

10.1%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

23,532

24.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

23.2%

293 Graduates

About

San Diego Mesa College is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at San Diego Mesa College were Health Information & Medical Records Administration (0 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 1,979 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at San Diego Mesa College. 57.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (689 degrees), 1 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (687 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at San Diego Mesa College is $1,104, which is $-6,310 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at San Diego Mesa College is $1,104, which is $-6,310 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,543.

In 2017, 60% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at San Diego Mesa College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at San Diego Mesa College is $-6,310 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,543

2017 Value

0.317%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 San Diego Mesa College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,543. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of San Diego Mesa College grew by 0.317%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,492

Room and Board

$1,791

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at San Diego Mesa College was of $12,492 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,791. The cost of room and board increased by 4.36% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.53% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

60%

Of Undergraduates Receive Grants

1%

Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

60% of undergraduate students at San Diego Mesa College received grants or loans in 2017. This represents a growth of 5.26% with respect to 2016, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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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.

10.1%

2016 Default Rate

40

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at San Diego Mesa College was 10.1%, which represents 40 out of the 398 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 Mesa College has a total enrollment of 23,532 students. The full-time enrollment at San Diego Mesa College is 5,706 students and the part-time enrollment is 17,826. This means that 24.2% of students enrolled at San Diego Mesa College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at San Diego Mesa College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 37.3% Hispanic or Latino, 31.4% White, 14.9% Asian, 6.44% Black or African American, 6.43% Two or More Races, 0.574% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.285% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at San Diego Mesa College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (21.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17%) and White Male (15.3%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

24.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at San Diego Mesa College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 23,532 students. The full-time enrollment at San Diego Mesa College is 5,706 and the part-time enrollment is 17,826. This means that 24.2% of students enrolled at San Diego Mesa College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%

N/A 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 Mesa College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), San Diego Mesa College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. Hispanic or Latino

    8,785

  2. White

    7,378

  3. Asian

    3,503

The enrolled student population at San Diego Mesa College is 37.3% Hispanic or Latino, 31.4% White, 14.9% Asian, 6.44% Black or African American, 6.43% Two or More Races, 0.574% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.285% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 388 students (1.65%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 285 more women than men received degrees from San Diego Mesa College. The majority of degree recipients at San Diego Mesa College are white (689 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (687 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at San Diego Mesa College is Health Information & Medical Records Administration (0 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at San Diego Mesa College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (63 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (157 degrees), and Human Sciences (87 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at San Diego Mesa College are Elementary & middle school teachers (133,211 people), Architects, except landscape and naval (86,560 people), Other managers (77,836 people), Postsecondary teachers (47,347 people), and Physicians (41,450 people).

The most specialized majors at San Diego Mesa College are Language & Linguistics (63 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (157 degrees), Human Sciences (87 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (18 degrees), and Communication Technologies (15 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The most specialized majors at San Diego Mesa College are Language & Linguistics (63 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (157 degrees), Human Sciences (87 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (18 degrees), and Communication Technologies (15 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 Mesa College are Elementary & secondary schools (243,132 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (147,270 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (119,875 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (107,606 people), and Construction (62,908 people).

The most specialized majors at San Diego Mesa College are Language & Linguistics (63 degrees awarded), Interdisciplinary Studies (157 degrees), Human Sciences (87 degrees), Architecture and Related Services (18 degrees), and Communication Technologies (15 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 Mesa College.

Most Common

  1. 0 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at San Diego Mesa College was Health Information & Medical Records Administration with 0 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 847

  2. 1,132

In 2017, 847 degrees were awarded to men at San Diego Mesa College, which is 0.748 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,132).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 203 degrees were awarded to men at San Diego Mesa College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.48 times more than the 137 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 137 degrees were awarded to women at San Diego Mesa College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.675 times less than the 203 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

White Female

Highest Graduation Rate (31.6%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at San Diego Mesa College is Female and White (31.6% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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, 2.05% of graduates (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    689 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    687 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    307 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at San Diego Mesa College is white (689 degrees awarded). There were 1 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (687 degrees).

1.06% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. Hispanic or Latino Female

    421 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    393 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    296 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at San Diego Mesa College is hispanic or latino female (421 degrees awarded). There were 1.07 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (393 degrees).

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Operations

San Diego Mesa College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $454k (N/A%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, San Diego Mesa College had a total salary expenditure of $157M. San Diego Mesa College employs 207 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at San Diego Mesa College are Female Instructors (114), Male Instructors(93), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Diego Mesa College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 137 employees, Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 16 employees, and Management with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A

2017 Endowment

0%

growth from 2016

San Diego Mesa College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of San Diego Mesa College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $N/A approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts

  1. $2.32M - Federal

  2. $6.64M - State

  3. $1.13M - Local

As of 2017, San Diego Mesa College received $2.32M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $6.64M from state grants and contracts, and $1.13M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$58.3M

2017 Salaries

5%

decline from 2016

In 2017, San Diego Mesa College paid a median of $58.3M in salaries, which represents 37% of their overall expenditure ($157M) and a 5% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 26.9% growth from 2015 and a 7.3% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.6M

Instructional Salaries

207

Number of Employees

In 2017, San Diego Mesa College paid a total of $19.6M to 207 employees working as instructors, which represents 33.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $6.95M (28.7%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

207 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

137 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at San Diego Mesa College were Instructor with 207 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Diego Mesa College were Office and Administrative Support with 137 employees; Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 16 employees; and Management with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at San Diego Mesa College was Female Instructor with 114 employees, Male Instructor with 93 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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