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California College San Diego Data & Information Overview

If you want to know more about California College San Diego, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you’ll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is California College San Diego Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

California College San Diego was awarded 23 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is medical/clinical assistant.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2022 analysis, CCSD San Marcos is ranked #2,506 out of 2,576 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality.

Out of the 203 colleges in California, CCSD San Marcos is ranked at #201.

See all of the rankings for California College San Diego.

Is It Hard to Get Into CCSD San Marcos?

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into California College San Diego since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

Learn more about California College San Diego admissions.

California College San Diego Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 16 to 1, California College San Diego is about average in this regard as the nationwide rate is 15 to 1. While this does not translate directly to class size, it's a good indicator of how much time professors will have to spend with their students on a one-on-one basis.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at California College San Diego is 12%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  12 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at California College San Diego

Freshmen Retention Rate

California College San Diego has a freshmen retention rate of 75%. That's a good sign that full-time students like the school and their professors enough to want to stick around for another year. It's also a sign that the admissions team did a good job in choosing applicants who were a good fit for the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  75 out of 100

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California College San Diego Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 135 full-time undergraduates at CCSD San Marcos.

How Much Does California College San Diego Cost?

The overall average net price of CCSD San Marcos is $27,194. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of CCSD San Marcos, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At CCSD San Marcos, approximately 61% of students took out student loans averaging $10,455 a year. That adds up to $41,820 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCSD San Marcos is 12.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do CCSD San Marcos Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from CCSD San Marcos make around $39,800 per year during the early years of their employment. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at California College San Diego make the most money.

Location of California College San Diego

California College San Diego is a private not-for-profit institution situated in San Marcos, California. CCSD San Marcos is located in a safe and convenient suburb.

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Contact details for CCSD San Marcos are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 277 Rancheros Drive, Suite 200, San Marcos, CA 92069-2971
Phone: 619-680-4430

California College San Diego Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Computer Science 12 $40,647
Business Administration & Management 9 $36,848
Computer Programming 0 NA
Computer Systems Networking 0 NA
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at California College San Diego along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at CCSD San Marcos

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 135 students took at least one online class at California College San Diego. This is a decrease from the 250 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 135 0
2018-2019 250 0
2017-2018 300 0
2016-2017 327 0
2015-2016 368 0

Learn more about online learning at California College San Diego.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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