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California College San Diego Data & Information Overview

This overview covers the essential stats on California College San Diego, including its rankings, majors, diversity, and more. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is California College San Diego Ranked?

2021 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 7 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

CCSD San Marcos was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

See all of the rankings for California College San Diego.

Is It Hard to Get Into CCSD San Marcos?

Acceptance Rate

Since California College San Diego has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about California College San Diego admissions.

California College San Diego Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

With a student to faculty ratio of 15 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 25%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  25 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 86%. 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  86 out of 100

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Average Overall Diversity at CCSD San Marcos

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 327 full-time undergraduates at CCSD San Marcos.

CCSD San Marcos Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

CCSD San Marcos scored 53.17 out of 100 for overall diversity. This is about average when compared to other colleges and universities in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  53.17 out of 100
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How Much Does California College San Diego Cost?

The overall average net price of CCSD San Marcos is $25,730. 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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At CCSD San Marcos, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $15,409 a year. That adds up to $61,636 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at CCSD San Marcos is 8.7%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind 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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Location of California College San Diego

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 14 $39,700
Business Administration & Management 8 $29,400
Computer Programming 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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 300 students took at least one online class at California College San Diego. This is a decrease from the 327 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 300 0
2016-2017 327 0
2015-2016 368 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

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