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San Diego Mesa College Overview

Located in San Diego, California, San Diego Mesa College is a public institution. The location of San Diego Mesa College is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.

What Is San Diego Mesa College Known For?

2,034 Undergraduate Awards
  • The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at San Diego Mesa College.
  • For the 2017-2018 academic year, 33% of the faculty were full-time.

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San Diego Mesa College Rankings

Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.

San Diego Mesa College has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#151 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#442 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at San Diego Mesa College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Food, Nutrition & Related Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular Physics Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#1 Most Popular General Physical Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#2 Most Popular Physical Sciences Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Most Popular Foreign Languages & Linguistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Most Popular Biological & Biomedical Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Communication & Journalism Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#39 Most Popular Business, Management & Marketing Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#42 Most Popular Family, Consumer & Human Sciences Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#59 Most Popular Visual & Performing Arts Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is San Diego Mesa College?

Location of San Diego Mesa College

Contact details for San Diego Mesa College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, CA 92111-4998
Phone: 619-388-2600
Website: www.sdmesa.edu/

How Do I Get Into San Diego Mesa College?

You can apply to San Diego Mesa College online at: www.sdmesa.edu/apply/index.shtml

Since San Diego Mesa College has an open admissions policy, you should not have any trouble getting into the school as long as you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Can I Afford San Diego Mesa College?

2% Take Out Loans
10.0% Loan Default Rate

Student Loan Debt

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At San Diego Mesa College, approximately 2% of students took out student loans averaging $3,830 a year. That adds up to $15,320 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at San Diego Mesa College is 10.0%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

San Diego Mesa College Undergraduate Student Diversity

5,224 Full-Time Undergraduates
53% Women
69% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 20,712 undergraduate students at San Diego Mesa College, with 5,224 being full-time and 15,488 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  San Diego Mesa College

Gender Diversity

Of the 5,224 full-time undergraduates at San Diego Mesa College, 47% are male and 53% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  San Diego Mesa College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of San Diego Mesa College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of San Diego Mesa College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 663
Black or African American 313
Hispanic or Latino 2,211
White 1,384
International Students 127
Other Races/Ethnicities 526

Online Learning at San Diego Mesa College

4,115 Took All Classes Online
7,997 Took At Least One Class Online
10.3% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 7,997 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at San Diego Mesa College has changed over the last few years.

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This school is the 178th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.

Online Growth Rankings of San Diego Mesa College

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at San Diego Mesa College was 10.3%. This is the #1,320 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at San Diego Mesa College regardless of major.

The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at San Diego Mesa College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at San Diego Mesa College.

Major Growth Rate Rank
Computer Information Systems #87
Computer & Information Sciences #190

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

San Diego Mesa College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 4 289 18 0 311
Liberal Arts General Studies 1 116 61 0 178
General Psychology 0 135 0 0 135
Biological & Physical Science 0 130 0 0 130
General Biology 0 95 0 0 95
Communication & Media Studies 0 92 0 0 92
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 15 60 0 0 75
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 40 0 15 55
Human Development & Family Studies 27 25 0 0 52
Allied Health Professions 0 23 28 0 51
Health & Physical Education 11 33 0 0 44
Mathematics 0 42 0 0 42
Design & Applied Arts 0 15 26 0 41
Fine & Studio Arts 3 36 0 0 39
General Engineering 0 18 17 0 35
Physics 0 24 10 0 34
Political Science & Government 0 33 0 0 33
Food, Nutrition & Related Services 11 20 0 0 31
Sociology 0 31 0 0 31
Accounting 9 20 0 0 29
General Business/Commerce 0 29 0 0 29
Culinary Arts 0 12 17 0 29
Building Management & Inspection 17 10 1 0 28
Romance Languages 0 27 0 0 27
Dental Support Services 0 7 20 0 27
American Sign Language 0 13 13 0 26
Geography & Cartography 16 10 0 0 26
General English Literature 1 24 0 0 25
Graphic Communications 1 19 3 0 23
History 0 22 0 0 22
Economics 0 22 0 0 22
Computer Information Systems 0 10 9 0 19
Architectural Sciences & Technology 0 12 5 0 17
Hospitality Management 0 5 10 0 15
Textile & Apparel Studies 0 7 8 0 15
Music 3 12 0 0 15
Computer Software & Applications 8 6 0 0 14
Specialized Sales, Merchandising & Marketing 0 5 7 0 12
East Asian Languages 0 12 0 0 12
Anthropology 0 12 0 0 12
Real Estate 0 11 0 0 11
Journalism 0 10 0 0 10
Ethnic Studies 2 8 0 0 10
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Science 9 0 0 0 9
General Visual & Performing Arts 1 7 0 0 8
Chemistry 0 3 4 0 7
General Sales & Marketing 0 3 2 0 5
Business Support & Assistant Services 2 2 0 0 4
Teaching Assistants 4 0 0 0 4
Philosophy 0 4 0 0 4
Dance 0 3 0 0 3
Drama & Theater Arts 0 3 0 0 3
Landscape Architecture 1 1 0 0 2
Writing Studies 2 0 0 0 2
Natural Resources Conservation 0 2 0 0 2
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 1 0 0 1
Geological & Earth Sciences 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0 0
Germanic Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Slavic, Baltic & Albanian Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Southeast Asian & Pacific Languages 0 0 0 0 0
Other Health Professions 0 0 0 0 0
General Physical Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Physical Science Technicians 0 0 0 0 0
General Social Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Other Visual Art 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 148 1,612 259 15 2,034

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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