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About Columbia College-San Diego

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

The venue provides a unique educational opportunity to working adults through its degree offerings and eight-week course format. With a national network and a robust online program, the college offers convenient courses to civilians and military learners.

Students at Columbia College-San Diego have the opportunity to take a mix of in-seat and online classes. In-seat 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 5-hour class each week.

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

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. 

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 make up the third largest county in the United States.

The area is home to five Fortune 1000 company headquarters, the largest concentration of naval facilities in the world and other military bases. 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, the Chargers, world-class museums, Legoland, Sea World and the San Diego Zoo.


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