San Diego Mesa College

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San Diego Mesa College is a public community college located in the Clairemont area of San Diego, California. Also known as Mesa College or just Mesa, it is San Diego’s largest community college and the 16th largest in California.

Mesa is a two-year school that offers programs in fields such as general, developmental and occupational education. Students may also transfer credits to most institutions in the California State University and University of California systems.

The athletics teams are known as the Olympians. The Olympians football team competes in the Southern California Football Association and previously was a member of the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference.

General Information

Admission Office

7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
(619) 388-2682
Fax: (619) 388-2960
[email protected]
Contact: Ivonne Alvarez
Director of Admissions and Records
Main Address

7250 Mesa College Drive
San Diego, CA 92111
(619) 388-2600


Total undergrads: 22,423
Degree-seeking undergrads: 1,152


Urban setting
Very large city (over 500,000)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Students without high school diploma or equivalent admitted provisionally.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Animal Health A

Architecture & Related Programs
Landscape Architecture A,C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African Studies A
African-American Studies A
Hispanic-American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A,C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Interior Design A,C
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Fashion Merchandising A,C
Hotel/Motel Management A,C
Real Estate A,C
Travel/Tourism Management A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – General A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management C
Web/Multimedia Design A,C

Physical Education A
Sales/Marketing Education A
Speech Teacher Education A

Engineering – General A

Engineering Technologies
Construction/Building Technologies A,C
Water Quality/Treatment A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Development A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
American Sign Language (ASL) A
French A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Assistance A,C
Dental Laboratory Technology A
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Physical Therapy Assistance A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A,C

Mathematics – General A

Personal & Culinary Services
Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A,C
Physics A

Psychology – General A

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Transportation & Materials Moving
Air Transportation C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas 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.

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