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About San Diego campus

Columbia College-San Diego was established in 2009. The campus offers high-speed access to library resources at the main campus, qualified academic advisors and quality faculty.

The San Diego campus provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. As part of a network of campuses across the country and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians as well as military adult learners.

Students at Columbia College-San Diego have the opportunity to take a mix of in-seat and online classes. On-campus classes are taught in a mix of Monday-Wednesday, Tuesday-Thursday classes, as well as some Saturday classes. Classes are taken in two 2.5-hour classes or one five-hour class each week.

Columbia College-San Diego has agreements with Grossmont College, San Diego City College and San Diego Miramar College to allow students a seamless transition from an associate degree through a bachelor’s degree, and beyond, at Columbia College.

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Community information

We know there's more to life than studying. When you're ready to take a break from the books, you'll find plenty of recreational, cultural and sports opportunities.

San Diego, located on San Diego Bay, is two hours south of Los Angeles and borders Mexico to the south. San Diego probably has the best climate in the continental United States: sunny and 70 degrees Fahrenheit year-round, with an average of less than twelve inches of rain a year.

With 1.3 million people, San Diego is the eighth largest city in the United States and the second largest city in California. The 3 million people of San Diego County makes it the third largest county in the United States.

The area also is home to five Fortune 1000 company headquarters, the largest concentration of naval facilities in the world and bases of all other military branches. Many active duty personnel stationed in San Diego choose to retire here because of the area's superb climate and military friendliness. San Diego also is home to baseball's Padres, perennial football contenders the Chargers, world-class museums, Legoland, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo, consistently ranked the world's best.


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