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Academics at San Diego State University - Majors, Faculty & More

Wondering what academic life at SDSU will be like? In addition to the degrees and majors, as well as the faculty composition at SDSU this section includes detailed information on freshman retention rates, reasons students did not graduate, and an analysis of full-time and tenured faculty vs. adjunct teaching staff.

All About Academics

What's the point of going to college without academics? Find out more about the faculty and staff, what majors and fields of study are offered at this college, and information on online classes if offered. Here are some of the things you'll learn in this section.

Faculty Resources

The total number of instructional staff teaching the 30,586 undergraduate students at San Diego State University is 1,802 . When this is adjusted to account for those with part-time status, the result is the "full-time equivalent" (FTE) count. Using the FTE count for students and staff results in a "student to instructor" ratio of 27 to 1 which places San Diego State University among the worst concerning instructional attention.

For every instructor (FTE) at San Diego State University , there are 27 undergraduate students (FTE). This ratio is among the worst regrading instructional attention.
The majority of the instructors (52.0% ) are full-time.
The vast majority of instructors (100.0% ) are "faculty" rather than "lecturers".
The majority of the faculty (52.0% ) are full-time.
The majority of the faculty (57.0% ) are adjuncts (not in the tenure system).

Learn how the faculty structure at San Diego State University compares to the national average

The Most Popular Majors Students Choose

San Diego State University offers 93 distinct undergraduate degrees, concentrated into 73 majors within 24 broad fields of study. Across all fields of study, San Diego State University awarded 8,185 undergraduate degrees in 2019 - 2020 .

Most Popular MajorsAssociates GraduationsBachelors GraduationsAll Graduations
Business Administration & Management01,6821,682
General Psychology0524524
Health & Physical Education0386386
Criminal Justice & Corrections0317317
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies (Other)0310310

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