Consumer Information

The Student Consumer Information Regulations of the United States Department of Education require all colleges and universities to provide their students access to certain information to which they are entitled to as consumers. Under these regulations, San Diego City, Mesa, and Miramar College and Continuing Education annually distributes to all students a notice of the availability of consumer information. The links below provide the information outlined for consumer disclosure by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA).

This information is available in a hard-copy form upon request


General Information

The links below are provided as a service to the San Diego community as required by the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). Click on each section to learn more.


You can find links to program and course offerings for San Diego City, Mesa, Miramar College and Continuing Education below:


San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar College is individually accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), a part of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC): a regionally federally-recognized accrediting agency designated by the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. San Diego Continuing Education program is accredited by the WASC Accrediting Commission for Schools. In addition, many of the programs offered at each college are separately accredited, licensed, or approved by other accrediting agencies. You can find additional information about accreditation, approval or licensure of the college and its programs by viewing the colleges' accreditation page:

Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)

Student records are protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), state law, and San Diego Community College District Board Policy from access by unauthorized persons. FERPA specifies that students' educational records cannot be released without written consent of the student or a court order. For more information on FERPA please view the online FERPA brochure: FERPA Overview

Programs and Services for Students with Disabilities

Disability Support Programs and Services were established to more fully accommodate the academic and support needs of students with disabilities as mandated by Section 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Here you can find information about the special facilities and services available at each of the Colleges to students with disabilities:

Student Demographics

Please click the appropriate college tab to learn more about the student demographics at each college. The information reflects the the previous academic year.

Student Information

Students 31,614
Female 51.50%
Male 48.50%
Unknown 0.00%
Less than 20 years old 24.40%
20 to 24 years old 37.50%
25 to 39 years old 30.00%
40 or more years old 8.20%
Unknown 0.00%
African American 6.80%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.40%
Asian 12.40%
Filipino 4.70%
Hispanic 32.00%
Pacific Islander 0.60%
White 34.30%
Two or more Races 5.70%
Unknown 3.10%
Students 21,955
Female 53.30%
Male 47.70%
Unknown 0.00%
Less than 20 years old 19.10%
20 to 24 years old 34.60%
25 to 39 years old 34.20%
40 or more years old 12.00%
Unknown 0.00%
African American 12.00%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.30%
Asian 6.30%
Filipino 3.30%
Hispanic 44.80%
Pacific Islander 0.40%
White 25.10%
Two or more Races 4.40%
Unknown 3.40%
Students 16,898
Female 42.20%
Male 57.80%
Unknown 0.00%
Less than 20 years old 15.80%
20 to 24 years old 31.20%
25 to 39 years old 36.30%
40 or more years old 16.60%
Unknown 0.00%
African American 5.30%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.60%
Asian 12.90%
Filipino 7.60%
Hispanic 23.20%
Pacific Islander 0.90%
White 40.00%
Two or more Races 5.30%
Unknown 4.20%
Students 35,877
Female 63.20%
Male 36.70%
Unknown 0.00%
Less than 20 years old 3.80%
20 to 24 years old 10.30%
25 to 39 years old 31.20%
40 or more years old 54.60%
Unknown 0.00%
African American 8.20%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0.40%
Asian 13.70%
Filipino 2.30%
Hispanic 35.40%
Pacific Islander 0.40%
White 30.80%
Two or more Races 1.30%
Unknown 7.60%

Transfer and Articulation

Credits from other regionally accredited institutions may be accepted for transfer credit after evaluation by District evaluators. San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar College will not accept the transfer credits from another institution if the evaluation by the District evaluators determines that the credits received from another accredited institution do not meet the equivalent standards for a similar course taken at San Diego Mesa College.

Please visit the corresponding college articulation page for a list of articulation agreements.

Please also visit for a list of articulation agreements.

Cost of Attendance & Net Price Calculator

Please find below information regarding the cost of attendance and the net price calculator. The Net Price Calculator is a tool that students can use to estimate their net price to attend a particular college.

Cost of Attendance

Net Price Calculator

Withdrawal Policies

It is the student's responsibility to maintain their student class schedule and adhere to registration deadlines as posted on the online class schedule. San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar College adheres to California Education Code section 55024 regarding withdrawing from classes.

Important Deadlines

Copyright Infringement

The San Diego Community College District's Colleges and Continuing Education comply with U.S. Copyright Law and follow the SDCCD Copyright Guidelines as procedures for implementing this copyright policy.

Complaint Process

The San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges are committed to an educational environment that is free from interference and disruption, and fosters equity and mutual respect. The California State Authorized Complaint Process reviews the administrative processes available to Individuals who believe that they have been treated unfairly or that their rights have been violated. For more information on the complaint process, please visit the Complaint Process website located on Student Web Services.

Borrower Defense

The San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges complies with Department of Education regulations regarding borrower defense to repayment guidelines. We are required by law to report to the Department of Education any pending litigation, even if it is not related to a borrower defense claim. Any pending litigations initiated after July 1, 2017 must be reported to the Secretary regardless of the amount at issue or type of claim including lawsuits related to personal injury or fraud. San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges must report lawsuits within 10 days after being served the complaint.

Instructional Facilities and Labs

San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar College and Continuing Education provides instructional facilities and laboratories throughout the San Diego region. For information on specific facilities and labs please consult the college department websites.


All faculty employed by the San Diego Community College District meet the minimum requirements as required by state law. Information on Faculty can be found in the College Catalog.

Constitution Day Information

In order to comply with the federal regulation requiring the development of educational programming to celebrate Constitution Day on September 17th of each year, San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar College provides faculty, students and staff with access to U.S. Constitution Day educational and media resources, lectures and free pocket size U.S. Constitution books. Contact the Student Affairs Office at each campus for more information.

Career Center Services

The Career Centers at San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar College offer a number of resources to assist students in career planning and employment.

Career Services Information

Textbook Information

The online class schedule and bookstore provides textbook information (including ISBN and retail price, when available) for courses listed in the schedule each semester. This information can be accessed through the online class schedule or the bookstore's website:

Voter Registration

The Secretary of State and the California Community Colleges are working together to increase voter registration among community college students.


Student Financial Assistance

Information about a College's financial assistance programs for students. How financial assistance is distributed. Requirements and how to complete an application for financial assistance.

CARES Act Fund Reporting Requirements

(Updated as of 07/16/2020)

San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges have accepted Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF) as authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).  San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges have signed and returned the Certification and Agreement to the Department of Education indicating that the colleges received the funds and has provided CARES Act emergency aid to students. 

The colleges provided grants in the range of $300 to $500 to students who submitted a CARES Act application.  Recipients were notified via email.  Students who are eligible to file a FAFSA and have not, are being encouraged to complete one as soon as possible. 

Total  $6,869,860.00 5494 $ 2,431,950 0 $ 0 $ 2,431,950
College Funds Received # of Students Awarded
Amount Awarded (Credit) # of Students Awarded
Amount Awarded
Total Funds Disbursed
San Diego City College  $ 2,296,151.00 2016 $ 717,200 0 $ 0 $ 717,200
San Diego Mesa College  $ 2,955,760.00 2235 $ 1,117,500 0 $ 0 $ 1,117,500
San Diego Miramar College  $1,617,949.00 1243 $ 597,250 0 $ 0 $ 597,250

Please visit the college Financial Aid Office website for more information

Financial Aid Information

For specific information regarding student financial aid, please visit the Financial Aid information page on Student Web Services. The Financial Aid Bulletin contains important information including:

  • Types of financial aid assistance available to students
  • Student eligibility requirements and applying for Financial Aid
  • Requirements for verification of information and notification of awards
  • Withdrawal from courses and Return to Title IV (R2T4)
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Disbursement schedule and process
  • Loans - entrance/exit counseling, loan terms and conditions,
  • Cost of Attendance and Financial Need
  • Other resources and programs available to students

Please visit the college Financial Aid Office website for more information

Satisfactory Academic Progress

ATTENTION: Students pursuing the Bachelor's degree in Health Information Management at San Diego Mesa College have different SAP standards than those pursuing an Associate degree or certificate. Please consult the Financial Aid Bulletin for more information

Federal regulations require that colleges set standards that you must meet in order to be eligible for financial aid and to keep it from one academic year to the next. Even if you have never applied for or received financial aid, your overall history in college will be reviewed before you are awarded financial aid to make sure you are meeting these standards. To be eligible for aid, you must comply with all standards regarding maximum timeframe, completion rate and cumulative GPA.

For more information, please refer to the Satisfactory Academic Section in the Financial Aid Bulletin

  1. Declaration of Major
  2. Developing an Education Plan
  3. Students Transferring from Another College
  4. Maximum Time Frame
  5. Determination of Academic Progress Completion Rate
    • Cumulative Good Standing
    • Disqualification
  6. Appeals
  7. Reinstatement from Second Disqualification

These standards apply to the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work Study (FWS), and Federal Direct Loan Program, Cal Grant programs and any other Federal or State programs that may be required to follow these standards. They are effective beginning with the Summer 2011 semester and will be used at the end of each Spring semester for eligibility determination for the following school year. These standards supersede all previous standards. The "Policy for Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress for Financial Aid Recipients" was approved by the San Diego Community College District Student Services Council on May 2016.

Return of Federal Financial Aid (Title IV) Policy

Federal law requires that if you received a federal grant and then drop or withdraw from ALL of your classes prior to the 60% point of the semester or if you fail to begin a late start class you may have to repay funds. Note: The earlier that you drop or withdraw, the more money you may have to pay back.

  • If you receive Loan money and withdraw, you will pay back the money according to the Federal guidelines of the loan program.
  • If you receive Federal Work Study money and withdraw, you do not owe anything back. You will get to keep any salary you have earned.
  • If you are enrolled in short term classes without being enrolled in full semester classes and/or you withdraw or fail to attend those classes, you may be subject to the Return of Title IV calculation.

Currently, students do not have to repay the institutional portion of the federal refund. However, in the future, students may be required to repay the institutional refund and if not paid, a hold will be placed on their records.

College Information on Return of Financial Aid (Title IV)

Financial Aid Loan Disclosures (NSLDS)

Loan Reporting

All federal student loans obtained by a student or parent are reported to and tracked on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). NSLDS loan records are accessible to all authorized NSLDS users, including schools, student loan guaranty agencies, lenders, federal agencies, and other authorized users.

Alternative and private education loan information is not reported to NSLDS.

Accessing NSLDS

Student and parent loan borrowers may view their federal loan information at NSLDS. Borrowers access the system using their federal PIN. Students can also access prior federal grant information at NSLDS.

Student Verification

Verification is the process by which the Financial Aid Office compares the information on the financial aid application with the documents provided by the student to verify the accuracy of the application information. These policies are to be used in conjunction with the Department of Education and the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) verification guidelines.

Please visit your college website to find out about their verification process:


HealTH and Safety

SDCCD Police Officers provide the primary law enforcement response on and around the three colleges, six continuing education centers and various San Diego Community College business offices, classrooms and properties.

The department handles all patrol, investigation, crime prevention education, emergency preparedness and related law enforcement duties for the college district and operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The SDCCD Police coordinate with the City of San Diego Police Department, operating under a mutual aid agreement in the campus areas and surrounding communities.

Campus Safety and Security

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is the landmark federal law, originally known as the Campus Security Act, which requires colleges and universities across the United States to disclose information about crime on and around their campuses.

Safe and Sound Brochure and Emergency Alert Test Delivery Results

Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program

The San Diego Community College District (San Diego City College, San Diego Mesa College, San Diego Miramar College and Continuing Education) is committed to providing a drug free environment. Please visit our Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program website

Vaccination Policies

Students enrolled in nursing or allied health course clinical requirements in a healthcare setting (acute care, ambulatory setting, pre-hospital setting or long-term care) in the San Diego region must meet the San Diego Consortium regulations regarding completed immunizations. These immunizations are required to protect all patients but especially the immune-compromised patients from contacting illness or disease from the students. Students in programs other than nursing or allied health are not required to provide proof of vaccination or immunization.

Title IX and Campus SaVE Act

San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar Colleges are committed to a safe and equitable learning environment for all students and employees. The District has launched a new Title IX & Campus SaVE Act website at that provides students with important resources, policies and instructions on how to prevent, and report incidents of sexual violence to the Title IX coordinator on each campus. It's on us to build a safe learning community for everyone.

Emergency Information

Please refer to the and Sound Brochure for instructions and information on campus evacuation and emergency procedures


Student Right to Know

San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar College and Continuing Education reports annual student enrollment, retention, and graduation data at the state and federal level as required by federal and state law.

Graduation and Retention Rates for Student Athletes

Equity in Athletic Disclosure

Each year, San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar College submits a federally mandated Equity in Athletic Report (EAR), which includes demographic, expense and revenue information on its intercollegiate athletic program.

For more information, please visit the Office of Postsecondary Education: Equity in Athletics Data Website

California Licensure Exam Pass Rates

Please click on the this link, Certificate Programs, to view the information for each program at San Diego City, Mesa and Miramar College and Continuing Education. California State License Information AB2086 requires participating Cal Grant institutions to provide links to the California State agencies that disclose the passage rate for students required to be licensed in order to work. The following programs offered at the colleges require a state license:

San Diego City College
San Diego Mesa College