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IPEDS ID: 122375
OPE ID: 00127500
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San Diego Mesa College
7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998
General information:  (619) 388-2600
Website:  www.sdmesa.edu/
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  22,284 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  26 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
4%
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2018Full timePart time
Total faculty281573
Instructional281573
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
Tuition and fees
In-state$1,142$1,142$1,142$1,1440.2%
Out-of-state$5,774$6,194$7,298$7,024-3.8%
Books and supplies$1,764$1,791$1,854$1,8540.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$11,970$12,492$13,293$13,2930.0%
Other$4,167$4,158$4,239$4,2390.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$4,284$4,284$4,374$4,239-3.1%
Total Expenses2015-20162016-20172017-20182018-2019% change 2017-2018 to 2018-2019
In-state
Off Campus$19,043$19,583$20,528$20,5300.0%
Off Campus with Family$7,190$7,217$7,370$7,237-1.8%
Out-of-state
Off Campus$23,675$24,635$26,684$26,410-1.0%
Off Campus with Family$11,822$12,269$13,526$13,117-3.0%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid185867%————
Grant or scholarship aid85167%$4,474,734$5,258
Federal grants58746%$2,869,240$4,888
Pell grants58646%$2,776,440$4,738
Other federal grants1189%$92,800$786
State/local government grant or scholarships81564%$1,533,606$1,882
Institutional grants or scholarships14812%$71,888$486
Student loan aid312%$118,740$3,830
Federal student loans272%$86,617$3,208
Other student loans40%$32,123$8,031
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid113,440$29,634,155$2,205
Pell grants4,339$17,255,501$3,977
Federal student loans298$1,153,330$3,870
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

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Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2015-20162016-20172017-2018
Average net price$7,567$7,543$7,904
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2015-20162016-20172017-2018
$0 – $30,000$5,033$4,602$4,718
$30,001 – $48,000$5,711$5,453$5,766
$48,001 – $75,000$8,607$8,219$8,491
$75,001 – $110,000$9,669$9,163$10,148
$110,001 and more$3,871$4,411$5,676
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2018
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)22,284
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment3,297
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 24%
Part-time: 76%Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 15%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 38%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 31%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 1%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 65%
25 and over: 35%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 90%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 3%
Unknown: 7%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2017.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 18%
Enrolled in some distance education: 17%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 64%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 17 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2018.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 24%
Transfer-out rate: 19%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 24%
Female: 25%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 33%
Asian: 28%
Black or African American: 17%
Hispanic/Latino: 21%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 25%
White: 28%
Two or more races: 24%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 20%
Non-resident alien: 36%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures are also reported for students receiving Pell grants and those students that do not receive Pell grants. These measures provide the 8-year award-completion rates by award level (certificates, associate's and bachelor degrees) after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, or subsequently transferred out of the institution. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
FULL-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 35%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 32%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 38%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 2%
Enrolled at different institution: 34%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 32%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 30%
PART-TIME, FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 15%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 26%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 3%
Enrolled at different institution: 40%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 14%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 42%
FULL-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 32%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 45%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 37%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 41%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 2%
Received an Associate's degree: 29%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 47%
PART-TIME, NON-FIRST-TIME DEGREE/CERTIFICATE-SEEKING UNDERGRADUATES WHO ENTERED IN 2010-11
Award and enrollment rate:
[All students]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 14%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 61%
[Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 25%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 54%
[Non-Pell]
Received a certificate: 1%
Received an Associate's degree: 14%
Received a Bachelor's degree: 0%
Enrolled at same institution: 1%
Enrolled at different institution: 62%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2017-2018
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
Certificate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician16-1
Landscape Architecture0-0
Category total16-1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic Studies6--
Women's Studies--0
Category total6-0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General93--
Category total93--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping9-12
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General3-6
Business Administration and Management, General296-18
Business/Commerce, General26--
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management5-8
Office Management and Supervision2-3
Real Estate6-0
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General1-2
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations2-4
Category total350-53
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects19-3
Category total19-3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Journalism16-0
Speech Communication and Rhetoric86-0
Category total102-0
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer Graphics--0
Computer Programming/Programmer, General--0
Information Technology16-18d
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design9-13
Category total25-31d
Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager6-2
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector6-11
Category total12-13
Engineering
Pre-Engineering9-8
Category total9-8
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Biomedical Technology/Technician1--
Category total1--
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing--0
English Language and Literature, General31-1
Category total31-1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management11-11
Child Care Provider/Assistant15-30
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General13-12
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management--9
Category total39-62
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
American Sign Language (ASL)11-13
Chinese Language and Literature3--
French Language and Literature12--
German Language and Literature1--
Italian Language and Literature1--
Japanese Language and Literature8--
Russian Language and Literature0--
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation9-13
Spanish Language and Literature29--
Vietnamese Language and Literature0--
Category total74-26
Health Professions and Related Programs
Dental Assisting/Assistant6-22
Health Information/Medical Records Administration/Administrator-0-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician20--
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other--0
Medical/Clinical Assistant20-21
Physical Therapy Technician/Assistant20--
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer21-24
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant25--
Category total112067
History
History, General18--
Category total18--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies109-69
Category total109-69
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General33--
Category total33--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences154--
Category total154--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science25--
Physical Fitness Technician--6
Category total25-6
Personal and Culinary Services
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General16-19
Category total16-19
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy7--
Category total7--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General5-4
Physical Sciences2-1
Physics, General5-4
Category total12-9
Psychology
Psychology, General129--
Category total129--
Science Technologies/Technicians
Chemical Technology/Technician0-0
Category total0-0
Social Sciences
Anthropology22--
Economics, General18--
Geography10--
Geography, Other5-8
Political Science and Government, General45--
Social Sciences, General1--
Sociology45--
Category total146-8
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General29-0
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics1--
Dance, General4--
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General2--
Drawing1--
Fashion/Apparel Design11-12
Graphic Design0--
Interior Design10-24
Music, General12-3
Sculpture0--
Visual and Performing Arts, General2-0
Visual and Performing Arts, Other--0
Category total72-39
Grand total1,6100415
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2017-2018
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
RETENTION, GRADUATION, AND TRANSFER-OUT
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
RETENTION RATES FOR FIRST-TIME, DEGREE/CERTIFICATE EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Full-time students: 71%
Part-time students: 65%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
GRADUATION AND TRANSFER-OUT RATES FOR FIRST-TIME EDUCATION BENEFIT USERS
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time1%6%
200 percent of normal time1%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time84%69%
200 percent of normal time91%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
2017-2018 Varsity Athletes
CCCAAMenWomen
Badminton5
Baseball27
Basketball139
Beach Volleyball12
Football62
Soccer2826
Softball19
Swimming and Diving2418
Tennis67
Track and Field, Outdoor2612
Track and Field, X-Country66
Volleyball1216
Water Polo159
Institutional Accreditation
AccreditorStatusNext Review Date
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior CollegesAccredited since (01/01/1966)03/01/2024
Programmatic Accreditation
Accreditor / ProgramStatusNext Review Date
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)Accredited since (02/24/1961)12/31/2012
American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistantAccredited since (06/01/1971)12/31/2027
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographersAccredited since (07/18/1972)12/07/2015
  • For more detailed information on accreditation for this institution, including all actions and justification for actions, visit OPE's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs: ope.ed.gov/dapip/#/institution-profile/106227.
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession011
Drug law violations724
Liquor law violations400
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Rape001
Fondling121
Incest000
Statutory rape000
Robbery001
Aggravated assault005
Burglary010
Motor vehicle theft147
Arson000
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201620152014
Default rate10.0%11.2%11.2%
Number in default405561
Number in repayment398490543
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)