Design Institute of San Diego

Private, Four-years School Located in San Diego, CA

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How much is the Design Institute of San Diego tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Design Institute of San Diego's tuition & fees is $29,350.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $53,146 when a student lives off-campus.

Design Institute of San Diego Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
Tuition & Fees$29,350
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$17,784
Off-campus Expenses$4,860
2023-2024 Estimates
Tuition & Fees$33,632

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Design Institute of San Diego for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $133,774 at Design Institute of San Diego. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is -$nan. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to -$nan.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$30,903-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2024-25)$32,538-$nan-$nan
Junior (2025-26)$34,260-$nan-$nan
Senior (2026-27)$36,073-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$133,774-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$32,538-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2025-26)$34,260-$nan-$nan
Junior (2026-27)$36,073-$nan-$nan
Senior (2027-28)$37,982-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$140,853-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$34,260-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2026-27)$36,073-$nan-$nan
Junior (2027-28)$37,982-$nan-$nan
Senior (2028-29)$39,991-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$148,306-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$36,073-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2027-28)$37,982-$nan-$nan
Junior (2028-29)$39,991-$nan-$nan
Senior (2029-30)$42,108-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$156,154-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$37,982-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2028-29)$39,991-$nan-$nan
Junior (2029-30)$42,108-$nan-$nan
Senior (2030-31)$44,336-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$164,417-$nan-$nan

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Design Institute of San Diego' tuition is higher than the average tuition of $20,937. Compared to private, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is slightly higher than the average tuition of $23,111.
In-StateOut-of-State
Design Institute of San Diego$29,350
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,675
Public Schools$7,198$12,965
Private Schools$20,937
California Four-years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Design Institute of San Diego and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (private, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationUndergraduateGraduate
Design Institute of San DiegoSan Diego, CA$29,350$27,100
American Film Institute ConservatoryLos Angeles, CA$64,221$65,800
American Conservatory TheaterSan Francisco, CA$30,285$30,285
California College of the ArtsSan Francisco, CA$57,946$61,030
Columbia College HollywoodTarzana, CA$26,175-
Dell'Arte International School of Physical TheatreBlue Lake, CA$17,650$17,300
Interior Designers InstituteNewport Beach, CA$20,250$20,400
Laguna College of Art and DesignLaguna Beach, CA$35,650$41,220
Musicians InstituteHollywood, CA$28,400$32,470
Otis College of Art and DesignLos Angeles, CA$55,513$52,480
Platt College-San DiegoSan Diego, CA$15,310-

Financial Aid and COA

At Design Institute of San Diego, 100 students (84%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $6,360.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Design Institute of San Diego is $46,786 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 3 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $2,497 and the average amount of student loans is $3,629.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
COA (off-campus)$53,146
Tuition & Fees$29,350
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$23,796
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$46,786
Average Financial Aid$6,360
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship10084%$6,360
Pell Grants6353%$5,826
Federal Student Loan7361%$8,893
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid3100%-
Grants or Scholarships267%$2,497
Federal Grants267%$2,497
Pell Grants267%$2,347
Other Federal Grants267%$150
State/Local Grants0--
Institutional Grants0--
Student Loan Aid3100%$3,629
Federal Student Loans3100%$3,629
Other Student Loans0--

Admission Stats and Requirements to Apply

Design Institute of San Diego's acceptance rate is 100.00%. A total of 4 applicants applied to and 4 students were accepted. Of the admitted students, 4 enrolled finally, and the yield (i.e. enrollment rate) is 100.00%.
To apply to Design Institute of San Diego, 4 items are required - Secondary school GPA, Secondary school record, Recommendations and TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants41$3
Admitted41$3
Enrolled41$3
Acceptance Rate100.00%100.00%100.00%
Yield (Enrollment Rate)100.00%100.00%100.00%
Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankNeither Required Nor Recommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of college-preparatory programNeither Required Nor Recommended
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither Required Nor Recommended
Admission test scoresNeither Required Nor Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither Required Nor Recommended

Student Population

Design Institute of San Diego has a total of 101 students including 90 undergraduate and 11 graduate students. By gender, there are 13 male students and 114 female students attending Design Institute of San Diego. The school offers online degree programs and 5 students enrolled online exclusively (4.95% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Total127 13114
Undergraduate119 13106
Graduate8 08

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address8555 Commerce Ave, San Diego, CA
Phone858-566-1200
WEBwww.disd.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate, Graduate
Program Offered2 Programs
Graduate Program Offered1 Graduate Programs
Academic Stats
Acceptance Rate100.00%
Yield100.00%
Student Population101
Graduation Rate75%
Retention Rate33% (Full-time), 100% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate7 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties2 (Full-time), 26 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs13 (Full-time), 29 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$59,500
Average Staff Salary$91,667