Message from the President

Welcome to San Diego City College – A Smoke Free Campus!

The excitement is building at San Diego City College as we prepare for our 100th Anniversary celebration in 2014. We look forward to your participation in our year-long event and encourage all current and former City College students, staff and faculty to sign our City 100 Roll Call at

Since 1914, more than one million students, faculty and staff have been a part of the rich history of San Diego City College. At City College, lives are changed every day. You follow in the footsteps of those making a difference in all fields from biology to shipbuilding, and computers to the theatre.

Wherever you are in San Diego, you will meet a City College graduate. Our nursing students are in every major health facility, our Radio/TV students are our local news broadcasters, a former journalism student recently earned a Pulitzer Prize, and our graphic design student was the official designer for the President Obama’s 2012 Re-election campaign.

On campus, we continue to see the transformation of our beautiful 60-acre campus, especially along the east campus gateway and the 16th Street corridor. This past spring, we opened the 5-story Math and Behavioral Sciences building. By 2014, the Science building and the Arts and Humanities and Business Technology buildings will both be completed.

At the completion of our 99th commencement in May, City College had awarded more than 1,000 associate degrees and certificates. Nearly a third of our students graduated with Honors and several received multiple degrees.

Helping our students succeed, our San Diego City College Foundation awarded 424 scholarships totaling $380,000 to 341 students. Thirty-five students earned multiple awards.

Additionally, Angel Moreno was one of the 73 scholars in the nation to receive the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. This transfer award provides up to $30,000 annually to the nation’s top community college students to complete their bachelor’s degrees.

City College has worked diligently these past few years to ensure the economic downturn did not prevent you from completing your education. As most of our students also work, we know it is critical to accommodate your job and busy family schedules. We offer more than 250 degree and certificate programs and 1,500 classes each semester, many online. With the Western Association of Schools and Colleges accreditation, your degree or certificate from City College certifies to transfer universities and employers that you have met the highest national standards.

Our highest priority is to help our students achieve their academic and career goals. Our First Year Experience (FYE) program connects students with counselors, professors and fellow students to provide you with the tools to help you succeed through to graduation. Our Financial Aid ¬Office is at the ready to answer your questions regarding available monies for college expenses. Please learn more about the many student support services available.

We are pleased you have chosen to join our college community to pursue your academic and career dreams. Good luck to you. We look forward to meeting you on campus.

Lynn Neault, Ed.D.
President, San Diego City College