San Diego City College.

San Diego City College

San Diego, CA2 year degree
Out-of-state tuition
Acceptance rate

About San Diego City College

San Diego City College (City College or City) is a public community college in San Diego, California. It is part of the San Diego Community College District and the California Community College System. San Diego City College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). City College is located in Downtown San Diego. The 60-acre (24 ha) campus consists of 40 buildings, and is adjacent to Balboa Park, the I-5 freeway and San Diego High School. Courses are provided in general education, lower-division transfer programs, and occupational and developmental education.


  • Offers certificate, and associate degrees
  • 13,055 students
  • 0.05 faculty staff per student

Notable programs at San Diego City College

Visual and Performing Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Visual and Performing Arts, Biology, Journalism, Mass Communication and Media Studies, Mathematics, Humanities, History, and Chemistry.

Tuition and costs

Out-of-state undergraduate tuition (2017)
In-state undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the out-of-state cost of tuition at San Diego City College was $5,894, while for in-state students it was $1,142. After taking into account financial aid, the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for out-of-state students was $653.

The average financial aid at San Diego City College is $7,095. After factoring this in, out-of-state students pay $-1,201 for undergraduate tuition on average.

Financial aid available at San Diego City College

Family Income Level

Average Discount

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

69% of undergraduate students at San Diego City College received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of out-of-state tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at San Diego City College

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854.

Diversity at San Diego City College

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017