San Diego Christian College

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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

[email protected]

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

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