San Diego City College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in San Diego, CA

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How much is the San Diego City tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, San Diego City's tuition & fees is $1,150 for California residents and $9,094 for out-of-state students.
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 $24,015 for California residents and $31,959 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

San Diego City Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,150
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,094
Books & Supplies Costs$1,152
Off-campus Room & Board$17,789
Off-campus Expenses$3,924
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,156
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,716

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, San Diego City' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
San Diego City College$1,150$9,094
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 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 San Diego City and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
San Diego City CollegeSan Diego, CA$1,150$9,094
College of AlamedaAlameda, CA$1,148$8,684
Canada CollegeRedwood City, CA$1,332$9,508
Cerro Coso Community CollegeRidgecrest, CA$1,384$10,264
Coastline Community CollegeFountain Valley, CA$1,180$9,964
Reedley CollegeReedley, CA$1,334$9,454
Los Angeles Southwest CollegeLos Angeles, CA$1,238$10,130
Los Angeles City CollegeLos Angeles, CA$1,238$10,130
Los Angeles Mission CollegeSylmar, CA$1,238$10,130
Mendocino CollegeUkiah, CA$1,423$8,893
San Diego Miramar CollegeSan Diego, CA$1,150$9,094

Financial Aid and COA

At San Diego City College, 4,834 students (37%) 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 $4,439.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at San Diego City is $27,520 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 355 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 $7,684 and the average amount of student loans is $4,398.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$24,015$31,959
Tuition & Fees$1,150$9,094
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$22,865$22,865
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$19,576$27,520
Average Financial Aid$4,439$4,439
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,83437%$4,439
Pell Grants2,60320%$3,972
Federal Student Loan1311%$4,029
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid35577%-
Grants or Scholarships35377%$7,684
Federal Grants31368%$6,306
Pell Grants28462%$5,339
Other Federal Grants28462%$1,611
State/Local Grants34375%$2,138
Institutional Grants143%$386
Student Loan Aid112%$4,398
Federal Student Loans92%$2,832
Other Student Loans2-$11,444
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level285284$7,896
110,001 or more11$9,975

Student Population

San Diego City College has a total of 12,144 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 5,493 male students and 7,463 female students attending San Diego City. The school offers online degree programs and 5,901 students enrolled online exclusively (48.59% of all students).
Undergraduate12,956 5,4937,463

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address1313 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered122 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population12,144
Graduation Rate23%
Transfer-out Rate8%
Retention Rate63% (Full-time), 34% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate20 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties178 (Full-time), 343 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs341 (Full-time), 355 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$83,914
Average Staff Salary$79,367