Best Colleges in San Diego

Surprisingly, San Diego is more than just burritos and beaches. In fact, there are 12 universities and colleges and 8 community colleges that provide thousands of degree options for you.* Whether you want to be a certified barista or a brain surgeon, you have options in San Diego. With a vibrant bio technology industry and an unemployment rate lower than the national average, you can take advantage of solid job opportunities after graduation.

San Diego, with its 87 breweries, nickname of “The Craft Beer Capital of America,” and over 3 million people, is one place you’re sure to make a few, new friends. But it's not always party time. San Diego is home to the San Diego Zoo, 12 major museums, and a few pretty great professional sports teams: the Chargers and Padres. Oh yea, and 30 beaches with average weather forecasts of 70.5º and sunny. There's plenty to do, so you'll be sure to find your calling. Trust us, life’s too short NOT to go to school here.

Sources:*Sandiego.org*Wikipedia, “San Diego”

Best Four Year Universities in San Diego

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public
School Logo School Name Reviews Get Admission Info
University of California-San Diego
La Jolla, CA
Based on 36 Reviews
University of San Diego
San Diego, CA
Based on 8 Reviews
San Diego State University
San Diego, CA
Based on 44 Reviews
Point Loma Nazarene University
San Diego, CA
Based on 20 Reviews
California State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
Based on 28 Reviews
San Diego Christian College
Santee, CA
National University
La Jolla, CA
Based on 24 Reviews
John Paul the Great Catholic University
Escondido, CA
Southern California Seminary
El Cajon, CA
ITT Technical Institute-National City
National City, CA
Northcentral University
San Diego, CA
Based on 4 Reviews
Northcentral University
San Diego, CA
Based on 4 Reviews
Platt College-San Diego
San Diego, CA
California College San Diego
San Diego, CA
Coleman University
San Diego, CA
Coleman University
San Diego, CA
Newschool of Architecture and Design
San Diego, CA
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine-San Diego
San Diego, CA
Design Institute of San Diego
San Diego, CA
United States University
Chula Vista, CA
Horizon University
San Diego, CA
University of Phoenix-San Diego Campus
San Diego, CA

Best Community Colleges in San Diego

  • Associate's
  • Bachelor's
  • Master's
  • Doctoral
  • Certificates
  • Less than 2 years (below associate)
  • At least 2 but less than 4 years
  • Four or more years
  • Private for-profit
  • Private not-for-profit
  • Public