San Diego Christian College

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School Overview

Once known as the Christian Heritage College, the San Diego Christian College (SDCC) is a privately owned and operated Christian college located in suburban San Diego, in the city of El Cajon, California. The college is an affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention.

SDCC offers bachelor’s degrees (both B.A. and B.S.) in various subject areas and disciplines including Biology, Business Administration, English, Liberal Arts, Kinesiology, Psychology, Music, Human Development and Biblical Studies. The college also offers certificate programs in liberal arts.

History

San Diego Christian College (SDCC) was founded by Pastor Tim F. LaHaye in early 1970 as the Christian Heritage College. Pastor LaHaye established the college in response to a need for a Christian college in the west where curriculum could be developed within the framework of Christian theology, specifically within the framework of the Genensis creation narrative. During its early years, development and growth of SDCC was supported by the Scott Memorial Baptist Church.

In 1984, Christian Heritage College received accreditation from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). In 2005 the college’s name was officially changed to San Diego Christian College. On June 23, 2006, the college’s accreditation was placed on probation due to noncompliance with WASC’s “autonomy” standard. In June 2008, SDCC had its accreditation reaffirmed by WASC.

Athletics

SDCC is a member of the Golden State Athletic Conference of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). The college competes in several different sports including Soccer, Baseball, Track, Cross-Country and Volleyball.

General Information

Admission Office

2100 Greenfield Drive

El Cajon, CA 92019-1157

(619) 588-7747

(800) 676-2242

Fax: (619) 590-1739



Contact: Mitchell FIsk

Vice President for Enrollment & Marketing
Main Address

2100 Greenfield Drive

El Cajon, CA 92019-1157

(619) 441-2200

www.sdcc.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 385

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 56

Degree-seeking undergrads: 384

Graduate enrollment: 26

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $25

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 55%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 55%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $18,920 $20,980 $21,610 $22,692 +5.01%
Books and Supplies $1,386 $1,566 $1,638 $1,620 -1.10%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $7,540 $7,540 $8,000 $8,160 +2.00%
Other $3,134 $3,170 $3,242 $3,179 -1.94%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,288 $10,152 $10,872 $10,980 +0.99%
Other $3,818 $4,070 $4,196 $4,097 -2.36%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $30,980 $33,256 $34,490 $35,651 +3.37%
In-state Off Campus $33,412 $36,768 $38,316 $39,389 +2.80%
In-state with Family $20,306 $22,546 $23,248 $24,312 +4.58%
Average Graduate School Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $11,940
In-state Student Fees $250
Out-of-state Tuition $11,940
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $250

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 56 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 56 100% $617,727 $11,031
• Federal grants 15 27% $65,384 $4,359
• Pell grants 14 25% $53,134 $3,795
• Other federal grants 11 20% $12,250 $1,114
State and local government grant or scholarships 13 23% $118,047 $9,081
Institutional scholarships or grants 53 95% $434,296 $8,194
Student loan financial aid 39 70% $373,439 $9,575
• Federal student loans 38 68% $268,039 $7,054
• Other student loans 10 18% $105,400 $10,540

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Grand Total of All Programs 68 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Biology/biological Sciences, General 3
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 14
Business Administration and Management, General 14
English Language and Literature/letters 2
English Language and Literature, General 2
History 6
History, General 6
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 5 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences/liberal Studies 5 4
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General 10
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 10
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies 4
Kinesiology and Exercise Science 4
Psychology 3
Psychology, General 3
Theology and Religious Vocations 6
Bible/biblical Studies 6
Transportation and Materials Moving 5
Aeronautics/aviation/aerospace Science and Technology, General 5
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Music, General 5
Work and Family Studies 5
Human Development and Family Studies, General 5
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.


Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Drama/Theater Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B

Education

Early Childhood Education B
Education – General B
Elementary Education B
English Teacher Education B
History Teacher Education B
Junior High Education B
Mathematics Education B
Music Teacher Education B
Physical Education B
Secondary Education B
Social Science Teacher Education B

English Language & Literature

English Language & Literature – General B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Human Development/Family Studies B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Athletic Training/Sports Medicine B

History

History – General B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Social Sciences – General B

Theological Studies & Religious Vocations

Bible Studies B
Missionary Studies B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

San Diego Christian College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(619) 201-8700
Website:www.sdcc.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:sdcc.edu/apply-now
Address:200 Riverview Parkway, Santee, CA 92071
Setting:21
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:711
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):41%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:8 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:280 (39% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Associates, Bachelor's, Master's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$29,550
Out-of-state Tuition:$29,550
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:99%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$15,633

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

San Diego Christian College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at San Diego Christian College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Education21
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies1
Psychology1
Theology and Religious Vocations2
Transportation and Materials Moving2
Visual and Performing Arts1
Grand total21161

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at San Diego Christian College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services1
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities1
Psychology1
Theology and Religious Vocations1
Transportation and Materials Moving1
Grand total17

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at San Diego Christian College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$29,550
Out-of-state$29,550
Books and supplies$1,791

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$11,030
Out-of-state$11,030

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid8999%
Grant or scholarship aid8999%$15,633
Student loan aid8898%$9,671

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid85094%$13,518
Federal student loans77385%$8,137

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for San Diego Christian College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled San Diego Christian College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants379157222
Percent admitted100%52%54%
Percent admitted who enrolled15%19%12%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

San Diego Christian College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment711
Undergraduate enrollment695
Graduate enrollment16

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

San Diego Christian College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Senior College and University Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

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