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San Diego Mesa College

San Diego Mesa College is a public, two-year community college perched on a mesa in the Clairemont neighborhood of San Diego, California in the United States.

Location

Address
7250 Mesa College Dr
City
San Diego
State
CA

Stats

Total Undergrad enrollment
23337
In State Tuition Fees
1104
Out State Tuition Fees
5644
Male Female Ratio
48:52
Acceptance Rate
100%
Student Faculty Ratio
31:01

Additional Information

College Type
Public
Religious Affiliation
N/A
Campus Housing
No
Mascot
The Olympians
Colors
White Navy Blue Gold
Conference
PCAC

College History

History

Community college education in San Diego began in 1914 when the Board of Education of the San Diego City Schools authorized post secondary classes for San Diego high school students. Classes opened with four faculty members serving 35 students. San Diego Mesa College first opened in 1964. Initially offering education to 1,800 students, it has grown to become one of the largest community colleges in California. Between 1965 and 1968 the college newspaper, The Olympian, was produced by the journalism students. During the academic year, 1967�68, the newspaper became The Daily Olympian, producing four 4-page issues each week and noted at that time as the only junior college daily newspaper in the nation. The journalism students in the same period produced four issues of a monthly magazine, The Dyonisian, drawing the name from the Greek heritage of the college. At the beginning of the 1968 academic year, the paper returned to weekly publication. The Olympian won a First Class Honor Rating award from the Associated Collegiate Press for the issues published during the Spring 1970 semester. In the Spring of 1971, the paper changed its name to "The School Paper." The publication's name is "The Mesa Press." In the mid-1990s, Mesa College began to construct on its campus the Learning Resource Center (LRC). This opened on April 20, 1998. It serves as the campus library (employing the Library of Congress Classification system) and offers study areas and computer labs. It was constructed at a cost of $20 million and has four stories occupying 107,000 square feet (9,900 m�). A bond measure passed in 2002 and another in 2007 will allow construction of additional facilities on campus.

College Specialty

Specialty

To inspire and enable student success in an environment that is strengthened by diversity, is responsive to our communities, and fosters scholarship, leadership and responsibility.

Campus

Campus

Suburban, 104 Acres (42�Ha)

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