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San Diego Christian College

"Established in 1970, professionally oriented San Diego Christian College is a relatively young school, but it is nevertheless steeped in the teachings of the Bible. The professors on CHC's small campus about 20 miles from San Diego even "teach creation science."

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Liberal Arts College, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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"Established in 1970, professionally oriented San Diego Christian College is a relatively young school, but it is nevertheless steeped in the teachings of the Bible. The professors on CHC's small campus about 20 miles from San Diego even "teach creation science."

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Located in beautiful Southern California, San Diego Christian College provides an excellent liberal arts education that thrives on making the Bible come alive. Our faculty and administration desire each and every student to purposefully seek after God in all they do, to pursue an incredible educational experience while earning a Bachelor's degree, and to learn how to become the next generation of Godly leaders.

Mission Statement

San Diego Christian College (SDC) exists to educate and inspire students through the truth of Scripture and the development of competencies that prepare graduates whose purpose is to impact the world.

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Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 892
Gender 47% Male / 53% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 90% Full Time / 10% Part Time
Geography 85% In State / 15% Out of State / 0% International
Socio-Economic Diversity 67% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
White 44%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 3%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 14%
Ethnicity Unknown 18%
Black or African American 16%
Asian 2%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1%

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Our resident complex is made up of 5 individual apartment-syle buildings. On-site are 2 professional live-in staff (Resident Directors) and 8 student staff (Resident Assistants) who are there to faciltiate community and maintain a safe environment.

42% of students live on-campus.

71% of freshman live on-campus.

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Activities

Student Publications: IMPACT magazine Alumni Connection Yearbook

  • Government or Political Activity
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Musical Theater
  • Music Ensembles
  • Drama/Theater
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: career development spiritual life missions trips learning center reduced course load remedial instruction study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, student center dorms wired for access to campus-wide network dorms wired for high speed internet connections computer repair service available on campus wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: chaplain/spiritual director career counseling employment services for undergraduates financial aid counseling health services personal counseling placement services for graduates adult (re-entering) student services/programs
  • Facilities: state-of-the-art library new buildings new technology in all classrooms flight school
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): adult & professional studies online degrees accelerated program double major english as a second language (esl) independent study internships teacher certification honors program liberal arts/career combination student-designed major
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Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies (16%), Business Administration and Management (16%), Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other (11%), Human Development and Family Studies (10%), Psychology (8%), Bible/Biblical Studies (7%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the Christian and/or Jewish Bible and related literature, with an emphasis on understanding and interpreting the theological, doctrinal, and ethical messages contained therein. May include preparation for applying these studies in various religious vocations.

Job Opportunities:

Directors, Religious Activities and Education
Plan, direct, or coordinate programs designed to promote the religious education or activities of a denominational group. May provide counseling and guidance relative to marital, health, financial, and religious problems.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on the general study and interpretation of the past, including the gathering, recording, synthesizing and criticizing of evidence and theories about past events. Includes instruction in historiography; historical research methods; studies of specific periods, issues and cultures; and applications to areas such as historic preservation, public policy, and records administration.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Historians
Research, analyze, record, and interpret the past as recorded in sources, such as government and institutional records, newspapers and other periodicals, photographs, interviews, films, electronic media, and unpublished manuscripts, such as personal diaries and letters.
History Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in human history and historiography. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

Job Opportunities:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

Any instructional program in theological and ministerial studies not listed above, including preparation for religious vocations in faiths other than Christianity and Judaism.

Job Opportunities:

Clergy
Conduct religious worship and perform other spiritual functions associated with beliefs and practices of religious faith or denomination. Provide spiritual and moral guidance and assistance to members.
Religious Workers, All Other
All religious workers not listed separately.
Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Associates

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study. Includes instruction in independently designed, individualized, or regular programs.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

Any instructional program in multi/interdisciplinary studies not listed above.

Bachelor's

A scientific program that focuses on the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and biophysics of human movement, and applications to exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation. Includes instruction in biomechanics, motor behavior, motor development and coordination, motor neurophysiology, performance research, rehabilitative therapies, the development of diagnostic and rehabilitative methods and equipment, and related analytical methods and procedures in applied exercise and therapeutic rehabilitation.

Job Opportunities:

Exercise Physiologists
Assess, plan, or implement fitness programs that include exercise or physical activities such as those designed to improve cardiorespiratory function, body composition, muscular strength, muscular endurance, or flexibility.

Bachelor's

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Any instructional program in mathematics and statistics not listed above.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
All mathematical scientists not listed separately.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of aviation and the aviation industry, including in-flight and ground support operations. Includes instruction in the technical, business, and general aspects of air transportation systems.

Job Opportunities:

Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on basic human developmental and behavioral characteristics of the individual within the context of the family. Includes instruction in the conditions that influence human growth and development; strategies that promote growth and development across the life span; and the study of family systems.

Job Opportunities:

Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in childcare, family relations, finance, nutrition, and related subjects pertaining to home management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of individual and collective behavior, the physical and environmental bases of behavior, and the analysis and treatment of behavior problems and disorders. Includes instruction in the principles of the various subfields of psychology, research methods, and psychological assessment and testing methods.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists
Diagnose and treat mental disorders; learning disabilities; and cognitive, behavioral, and emotional problems, using individual, child, family, and group therapies. May design and implement behavior modification programs.
Industrial-Organizational Psychologists
Apply principles of psychology to human resources, administration, management, sales, and marketing problems. Activities may include policy planning; employee testing and selection, training and development; and organizational development and analysis. May work with management to organize the work setting to improve worker productivity.
Psychologists, All Other
All psychologists not listed separately.
Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in psychology, such as child, clinical, and developmental psychology, and psychological counseling. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. Paul Ague
Accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities
Full-time Faculty 19
Student : Faculty Ratio 17 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 47 : 52
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions
Email
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Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 44/100
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Acceptance Rate: 49.2% accepted of 561 applications

52% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
25% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
5% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

25th - 75th Percentile
ACTComposite19 - 22
English17 - 23
Math17 - 24
Writing5 - 8
 
SATMath430 - 550
Reading440 - 570
Writing425 - 530

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Religious Affiliation Commitment

Important: Extracurricular Activities, Standardized Test Scores, Class Rank, Academic GPA, Application Essay

Also Considered: Interview, Volunteer Work, Level Of Applicants Interest

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 0 4
Math 0 3
Science 0 3
Social Studies 0 3
Foreign Language 0 2

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT SAT Subject Tests

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Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $25,203 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $26,494
$30K-$48K $20,738
$48K-$75K $20,844
$75K-$110K $27,948
$110K+ $27,931

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $24,540, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $24,540 Same as On-Campus
Fees $1,348 Same as On-Campus
Housing $9,278 $11,268
Books $1,710 $1,710
Total (before financial aid) $36,876 $38,866

Students Receiving Aid

98% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 94% $5,930
Federal Scholarships/Grants 67% $4,032
Institutional Grants 87% $8,699
Other Federal Grants 10% $1,078
Other Loans 10% $10,447
Pell Grants 67% $3,876
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 26% $7,608
Student Loans 94% $7,011

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://sdcc.edu/student-accounts/financial-aid.

Estimate the net price for you at http://payments.sdcc.edu/NetPriceCalc/npcalc.htm.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

31% of students graduated on time.

41% of students graduated in six years.

68% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

San Diego Christian College participates in the NAIA Division I for college athletics.

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Baseball Chris Bando (Get recruited )
Basketball Tim Cook (Get recruited )
Soccer Carlos Calderson (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Volleyball April Fisk (Get recruited )
Basketball Irvin Jerry (Get recruited )
Soccer Josh Westermann (Get recruited )
Softball Cheryl Schaefer (Get recruited )

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Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#197 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings

Washington Monthly

#75 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#111 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#138 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#205 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#208 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#231 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#245 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#310 Master's Universities - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#312 Master's Universities - Community Service Participation Rank
#346 Master's Universities - Research Expenditures Rank
#472 Master's Universities - ROTC Rank
#500 Master's Universities - Peace Corps Rank
#562 Master's Universities - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
#591 Master's Universities - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#658 Master's Universities - Graduation Rate Rank
#663 Master's Universities - Overall Rank
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