Colleges in San Diego, California Statistics

San Diego is a city in California. According to 2019 Census data, the population is 3,220,118 (estimated). For the academic year 2019-2020, thirty-seven colleges are active for serving college programs in San Diego, California. In addition, there are 49 colleges located within 15 miles from San Diego.
By school types, there are six public and thirty-one private schools. By school levels, there are twenty-three 4-years (or high) schools, nine 2-4 years schools (community colleges), and five less than 2 years schools (career, technical, or vocational schools) based on the IPEDS data.
Thirty-two schools offer undergraduate programs and eighteen schools offer graduate programs. The 2020 average tuition & fees of the schools in San Diego, California is $16,278 for California residents and $19,053 for out-of-state students.
The average acceptance rate is 68.00% and the average SAT score is 1,240. A total of 149,988 students enrolled in schools in San Diego, California, of which 49,496 students enrolled in online degree programs exclusively. The average student to faculty ratio is 16 to 1.

Colleges in San Diego, Comparison Table

The following table lists 37 colleges located in San Diego and 13 schools near San Diego, California ordered by distance from San Diego. The "-" value in other columns means that the corresponding data has not been reported or the school does not have programs for the values.
You can sort the table by column by clicking/touching column titles. The colleges in light blue rows are located in the city limit and other schools are not located in, but near the city.
All SchoolsPublicPrivate4 Years CollegeCommunity CollegesTechnical Colleges
College NameDistance From San DiegoUndergraduate Tuition & FeesPopulationGraduation RateStudent to Faculty RatioGraduate Tuition & FeesAcceptance RateSAT Score
Glendale Career College-Brightwood Teachout
San Diego, CA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
1.03 miles$71,838------
University of Arizona Global Campus
San Diego, CA
Public, 4 years
four-years
1.16 miles$14,27834,7108%14 to 1$14,664--
California College San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
2.60 miles$16,60076138%20 to 1---
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego, CA
Public, 4 years
four-years
3.31 miles$8,10422,28428%26 to 1---
California Miramar University
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
3.59 miles$9,994236100%10 to 1$7,30031.00%-
San Diego Community College District-District Office
San Diego, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
3.80 miles-------
United States University
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
4.20 miles$5,750790-13 to 1$5,850--
California Institute of Arts & Technology
San Diego, CA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
4.23 miles$15,390530-15 to 1---
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
4.28 miles$9,79198840%15 to 1$12,463--
Design Institute of San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
4.32 miles$25,5109856%7 to 1$21,61087.00%-
Alliant International University
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
4.84 miles$15,6483,78016%13 to 1$24,61567.00%-
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Public, 4 years
four-years
4.88 miles$19,60035,30373%27 to 1$18,65834.00%1,215
San Diego Miramar College
San Diego, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
5.44 miles$8,10415,89340%29 to 1---
Bethel Seminary-San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
5.61 miles$8,381161--$8,520--
California Barber and Beauty College
San Diego, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
5.64 miles$12,2506633%25 to 1---
Franciscan School of Theology - San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
5.73 miles-------
Platt College-San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
5.79 miles$17,23514573%12 to 1---
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
5.81 miles$52,8649,07381%14 to 1$28,41049.00%1,280
Southern States University
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
6.35 miles$5,91335550%5 to 1$4,43790.00%-
Grossmont College
El Cajon, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
6.84 miles$8,55617,83529%25 to 1---
Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District
El Cajon, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
6.84 miles-------
California Hair Design Academy
La Mesa, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
7.31 miles$20,27517264%18 to 1---
University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Public, 4 years
four-years
7.33 miles$44,40237,88787%19 to 1$28,63131.00%1,370
San Diego Culinary Institute
La Mesa, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
7.38 miles$21,6603390%16 to 1-69.00%-
ICOHS College
San Diego, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
7.76 miles$17,0004479%10 to 1---
California Western School of Law
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
7.89 miles$32,439802--$32,590--
Associated Barber College of San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
8.04 miles$18,0001993%15 to 1---
San Diego City College
San Diego, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
8.07 miles$7,48015,06621%24 to 1---
Paul Mitchell the School-San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
8.07 miles$19,93925464%15 to 1---
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
8.12 miles$1,619377--$1,620--
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology at San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
8.21 miles$22,21171--$23,576--
Advanced Training Associates
El Cajon, CA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
8.22 miles$14,5909693%18 to 1---
California International Business University
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
8.26 miles$13,250-94%-$13,250--
Associated Technical College-San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
8.27 miles$17,0009872%15 to 1---
Newschool of Architecture and Design
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
8.35 miles$29,42753743%8 to 1$31,37198.00%-
CET-San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
8.35 miles$14,50017468%29 to 1---
San Diego Christian College
Santee, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
8.43 miles$24,21052553%8 to 1$11,46655.00%1,050
FIDM-Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
8.68 miles$32,29366-21 to 1-59.00%-
San Diego Global Knowledge University
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
8.71 miles$6,476---$4,484--
High Tech High Graduate School of Education
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
8.81 miles$24,99934--$25,000--
National University
La Jolla, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
8.87 miles$13,32016,93029%19 to 1$15,48089.00%960
Northcentral University
La Jolla, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
8.95 miles$12,47410,535-1 to 1$18,095--
Concorde Career College-San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
8.95 miles$16,89666477%25 to 1-91.00%-
Bellus Academy-Poway
Poway, CA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
9.87 miles$9,59633580%16 to 1---
Columbia College - Naval Base San Diego
San Diego, CA
Private, Less than 2 years
valid
10.16 miles-------
Bellus Academy-El Cajon
El Cajon, CA
Private, 2-4 years
valid
10.56 miles$13,59015978%14 to 1---
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
10.77 miles$38,3004,59275%14 to 1$11,88074.00%1,225
Poway Adult School
Poway, CA
Public, Less than 2 years
valid
11.38 miles-78-11 to 1---
Cuyamaca College
El Cajon, CA
Public, 2-4 years
valid
12.00 miles$8,5648,82431%25 to 1---
Southern California Seminary
El Cajon, CA
Private, 4 years
four-years
12.80 miles$16,884197-8 to 1$16,884--
Average-$19,053149,98857%16 to 1$16,48968.00%1,240