Welcome to San Diego City College – A Smoke Free Campus!
It has been another stellar academic year for our City College students. Nearly 250 students were selected to receive more than $350,000 in scholarship awards, including national and international honors.
Leading the way, our City College Foundation awarded 415 scholarships totaling $226,000 to 243 students. Sixty-seven students earned multiple awards.
Next, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation named a City College student one of the 60 scholars in the nation year 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.
Additionally, the Global Institute of Comparative Studies at Chancellor University awarded two City College students $8000 each to participate in the Summer 2012 World Capitals Program. The students complete a demanding global studies curriculum while studying for 8 weeks in Berlin, Paris, and Strasbourg.
And finally, four students received a Salzburg Study Abroad Scholarship to Austria. The Salzburg Global Seminar helps make students more aware of global issues and world affairs.
As we make plans to celebrate our Centennial in 2014, City College is also busy planning for its next 100 years. Since becoming President at City College in 2000, our student population has increased from around 10,000 to more than 18,000. It is expected that City College will grow to 25,000 students within the decade.
As you drive along 16th Street you see different stages of campus construction, including the Arts and Humanities, Business Technology, Math and Social Sciences, and the Sciences buildings. This new construction, part of the San Diego Community College District $1.555 billion Propositions S and N construction bond program, will help us accommodate the growing student demand as well as provide our students with state-of-the-art facilities with the latest technology.
City College also reaches into the community through thousands of service learning hours. City College is honored to be a member of the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.
With increasing economic challenges impinging on education, City College is working hard to accommodate your busy work and family schedules. We offer more than 200 degree and certificate programs and early 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.
We are pleased you have chosen to join our college community to pursue your academic and career dreams. Good luck to you, and I look forward to meeting you on campus.
Terrence J. Burgess, Ph.D.
San Diego City College