San Diego Christian College
Santee, CA 92071


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Small
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 711
Religious affiliation Undenominational
Student to faculty ratio 8:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 210 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

San Diego Christian College is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 379 applications and 202 students were granted admission. San Diego Christian College is at the #51 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 42% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 67% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT860 to 1050
ACT17 to 21

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, San Diego Christian College's tuition was $28,100 for all students regardless of residency (4.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 99% of San Diego Christian College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 41% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,853 (which is 10.3% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at San Diego Christian College in 2016-2017, was 88, which is 98% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $6,720 (which is 14% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, San Diego Christian College has enrolled a total of 711 students (534 students full-time and 177 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 711 students, 111 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and 695 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 16 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 162 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 46%

Hispanic: 26%

Black/African American: 10%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%

Two or more races: 5%

Asian: 2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 2%

Non-resident alien: 1%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at San Diego Christian College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 11% 64 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 10% 60 0
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 10% 56 0
Education 8% 48
Theology And Religious Vocations 8% 46 0
Psychology 5% 30 0
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 3% 20
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies 3% 20
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 3% 16
Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs 2% 12 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of San Diego Christian College full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of San Diego Christian College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $25,200. Last year, out of the total 198 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 198 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 272 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 218 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $25,200 $34,900
Employment Rate 100% 80%
Total Graduates 198 272

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

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9.3 mile away
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