San Diego Mesa College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$7,483
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
9.54%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
20,712
25.2% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
24.5%
287 Graduates

About

San Diego Mesa College is a higher education institution located in San Diego County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at San Diego Mesa College were Health Information & Medical Records Technology (15 degrees awarded) and Health Information & Medical Records Administration (0 degrees).

In 2019, 2,034 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at San Diego Mesa College. 57.7% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 42.3% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (761 degrees), 1.14 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (666 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at San Diego Mesa College is $1,104, which is $−6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at San Diego Mesa College is $1,104, which is $−6,720 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,483.

In 2019, 43% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 1% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at San Diego Mesa College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at San Diego Mesa College is $−6,720 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$7,483
2019 Value
5.33%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 San Diego Mesa College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,483. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of San Diego Mesa College grew by 5.33%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,293
Room and Board
$1,854
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at San Diego Mesa College was of $13,293 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,854. The cost of room and board did not change between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

43%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
1%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

43% of undergraduate students at San Diego Mesa College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a decline of 24.6% with respect to 2018, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
9.54%
2017 Default Rate
35
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at San Diego Mesa College was 9.54%, which represents 35 out of the 367 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

San Diego Mesa College has a total enrollment of 20,712 students. The full-time enrollment at San Diego Mesa College is 5,224 students and the part-time enrollment is 15,488. This means that 25.2% of students enrolled at San Diego Mesa College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at San Diego Mesa College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 38.9% Hispanic or Latino, 29% White, 15.1% Asian, 6.8% Two or More Races, 6.05% Black or African American, 0.401% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.319% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at San Diego Mesa College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (24.4%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (17.9%) and White Male (13.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

25.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at San Diego Mesa College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 20,712 students. The full-time enrollment at San Diego Mesa College is 5,224 and the part-time enrollment is 15,488. This means that 25.2% of students enrolled at San Diego Mesa College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at San Diego Mesa College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), San Diego Mesa College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    8,066
  2. White
    6,004
  3. Asian
    3,133

The enrolled student population at San Diego Mesa College is 38.9% Hispanic or Latino, 29% White, 15.1% Asian, 6.8% Two or More Races, 6.05% Black or African American, 0.401% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.319% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 506 students (2.44%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 312 more women than men received degrees from San Diego Mesa College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at San Diego Mesa College is hispanic or latino (761 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more hispanic or latino graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (666 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at San Diego Mesa College is Health Information & Medical Records Technology (15 degrees awarded), followed by Health Information & Medical Records Administration (0 degrees) and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at San Diego Mesa College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Language & Linguistics (65 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (98 degrees), and Communication Technologies (23 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at San Diego Mesa College are Architects, except landscape and naval (104,684 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (100,561 people), Other managers (83,170 people), Postsecondary teachers (52,012 people), and Secondary school teachers (49,409 people).

The most specialized majors at San Diego Mesa College are Language & Linguistics (65 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (98 degrees), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (130 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (19 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at San Diego Mesa College are Surgeons, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Physicians, Dentists, and Chief executives & legislators

The most specialized majors at San Diego Mesa College are Language & Linguistics (65 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (98 degrees), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (130 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (19 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at San Diego Mesa College are Elementary & secondary schools (239,232 people), Architectural, engineering & related services (147,420 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (111,773 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (111,572 people), and Construction (61,169 people).

The most specialized majors at San Diego Mesa College are Language & Linguistics (65 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (98 degrees), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (130 degrees), and Architecture and Related Services (19 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by San Diego Mesa College.
Most Common
  1. 15 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 0 degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at San Diego Mesa College was Health Information & Medical Records Technology with 15 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

861
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,173
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 861 degrees were awarded to men at San Diego Mesa College, which is 0.734 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,173).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 178 degrees were awarded to men at San Diego Mesa College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 1.4 times more than the 127 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 127 degrees were awarded to women at San Diego Mesa College in General Business Administration & Management, which is 0.713 times less than the 178 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (50%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at San Diego Mesa College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (50% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.697% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    761 degrees awarded
  2. White
    666 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    264 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at San Diego Mesa College is hispanic or latino (761 degrees awarded). There were 1.14 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (666 degrees).

1.47% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    476 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    376 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    290 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at San Diego Mesa College is hispanic or latino female (476 degrees awarded). There were 1.27 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (376 degrees).

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Operations

San Diego Mesa College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.11M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, San Diego Mesa College had a total salary expenditure of $162M. San Diego Mesa College employs 239 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at San Diego Mesa College are Female Instructors (135), Male Instructors(104), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Diego Mesa College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 157 employees, Management, with 23 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$N/A
2019 Endowment
0%
growth from 2018

San Diego Mesa College has an endowment valued at about $N/A, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of San Diego Mesa College stayed 0% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $NaNM approximately the same as than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.62M - Federal
  2. $8.32M - State
  3. $1.81M - Local

As of 2019, San Diego Mesa College received $2.62M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $8.32M from state grants and contracts, and $1.81M from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$63.1M
2019 Salaries
2.96%
growth from 2018

In 2019, San Diego Mesa College paid a median of $63.1M in salaries, which represents 39% of their overall expenditure ($162M) and a 2.96% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 5.24% growth from 2017 and a 5% decline from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$22.6M
Instructional Salaries
239
Number of Employees

In 2019, San Diego Mesa College paid a total of $22.6M to 239 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.8% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
239 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
157 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at San Diego Mesa College were Instructor with 239 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at San Diego Mesa College were Office and Administrative Support with 157 employees; Management with 23 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 10 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at San Diego Mesa College was Female Instructor with 135 employees, Male Instructor with 104 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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