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San Diego Christian College

Reasons to Choose San Dieg

  • Community: All students, staff members, and faculty members are required to adhere to a community covenant governing their principles and standards of conduct. This covenant encourages integrity and Christian character in all aspects of life and helps keep the community united in their faith and beliefs.
  • Online Learning: If a traditional on-campus experience isn’t the right fit, San Diego offers students the opportunity to receive their degree through online learning. This method can often better facilitate adult students who may need to balance college classes with families or jobs.
  • Vision for the Future: San Diego aims to graduate students who are academically equipped, steeped in a Biblical worldview, and culturally and globally involved.

San Diego Christian College was founded in 1970 under the sponsorship of Scott Memorial Baptist Church. Located in the San Diego suburb of Santee, the college boasts an average temperature of 75 degrees.

Over the past 50 years, the school has grown to house more than 35 undergraduate degree programs, 4 graduate programs, and 600 students while remaining committed to its Christian foundation. San Diego offers a diverse range of degrees, spanning subjects from aviation to kinesiology. The student to faculty ratio is 8:1, and class sizes are small to encourage in-depth learning and understanding of course material.

In 2019, San Diego was placed on probationary status by its accrediting body Western Association of Senior College & University Commission (WSCUC), but the school has since reaffirmed its accreditation status and been removed from probation.

Let’s Talk Money:

  • Tuition: $31,680 for undergraduate programs
  • Financial Aid: 97% of students receive financial aid
  • Scholarship Options: There are 9 school-sponsored scholarships offered at San Diego

Students at San Diego have the opportunity to participate in spiritual and service-based activities including chapel services, mission trips, and ministry teams.

San Diego participates in sports as part of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletes and has cross country, basketball, soccer, and tennis teams in both men’s and women’s divisions as well as men’s baseball, women’s softball, and women’s volleyball teams. The Hawks have won several championships in women’s basketball, volleyball, and men’s basketball.

From Wikipedia

San Diego Christian College is a private, evangelical college in Santee, California, a suburb of San Diego. Founded in 1970, SDCC offers traditional, non-traditional, and graduate programs.San Diego Christian College's athletic teams compete in Division 1 of the NAIA and are known as the San Diego Christian College Hawks. The Hawks compete in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

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0 - 30K$29,188
30K - 48K$31,574
48K - 75K$32,738
75K - 110K$40,947

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200 Riverview Parkway, Santee CA 92071

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16 per 100K

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2 per 100K

What is San Diego Christian College known for?

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Influential People

Who are San Diego Christian College's Most influential alumni?

San Diego Christian College 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Psychology, Literature, and Religious Studies

Jeremiah Trueman

New Zealand basketball player

F. David Farnell

F. David Farnell

American New Testament scholar

Matt Krause

Texas lawyer and state legislator

Carrie Prejean

Carrie Prejean

American model and writer