San Diego City College: Narrative Description

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1313 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101-4787
Tel: (619)388-3400
Admissions: (619)388-3474
Fax: (619)388-3063
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State and locally supported, 2-year, coed. Part of San Diego Community College District System. Awards certificates and transfer associate degrees. Founded 1914. Setting: 56-acre urban campus. Total enrollment: 13,625. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 35:1. 1% Native American, 29% Hispanic, 13% black, 11% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 0% international, 63% 25 or older. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, distance learning, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, external degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs. Off campus study at San Diego State University. ROTC: Air Force (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Open admission. Option: electronic application. Required for some: high school transcript. Entrance: noncompetitive. Application deadline: Rolling.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $0. One-time mandatory fee: $36. State resident tuition: $0 full-time. Nonresident tuition: $3840 full-time, $160 per unit part-time. Mandatory fees: $650 full-time, $26 per unit part-time, $13 per term part-time. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Most popular organizations: Alpha Gamma Sigma, Association of United Latin American Students, MECHA, Afrikan Student Union, Student Nurses Association. Major annual events: World Cultures Day I, World Cultures Day II, Entrepreneurs' Day. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service. College housing not available. San Diego City College Library with 73,000 books, 337 serials, and an OPAC. Operations spending 2003-04: $428,270. 121 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

See San Diego State University.

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