School and Ranking Information
Many of the colleges and universities located in San Diego with computer programming or related studies are private non-profit or for-profit institutions. Based on school type, student population and distinction, the following college is considered a top school in San Diego for computer programming courses:
- Winner: San Diego Mesa College is the only public postsecondary institution in the city providing certificate and 2-year degree programs that include computer programming classes. It is also the largest San Diego school in terms of student enrollment that offers these types of programs.
School Info Chart
|Category||San Diego Mesa College|
|Location||San Diego, California|
|School Type||2-year, public|
|Tuition & Fees (2013-2014)||Undergrad: $1,142 (in state); $5,702 (out-of-state)**|
|Computer Programming Programs Offered||Certificate and associate's degree|
|Computer Programming Certificates and Degrees Awarded in 2012-2013||26**|
|Most Popular Computer Programming Level in 2012-2013||Certificate (15 awarded)**|
|Undergraduate Graduation Rate (in 150% of normal degree time) for 2010 Entering Class||20%**|
|Noteworthy||Largest school in the San Diego Community College District; fully accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges Western Association of Schools and Colleges|
Sources: *San Diego Mesa College; **NCES College Navigator
San Diego Mesa College
- Credits earned are transferable to 4-year programs
- Work experience opportunity offered in the 2-year degree program
- CIS labs fully equipped with the latest computers and hardware devices
San Diego Mesa College serves nearly 25,000 students and has transfer agreements with California State University, the University of California and several other 4-year schools. The Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) Department at the School of Business and Technology offers two certificate programs and one associate's degree program that incorporates coursework in computer programming.
In the Certificate of Performance in Computer Programming program, students take three courses in computer programming, in addition to a course that focuses on the analysis and design of computer systems. The Certificate of Achievement in Computer and Information Sciences program combines the study of business and technology, and includes coursework in Visual Basic programming and information systems. Expounding on the certificate program, the Associate in Science in Computer and Information Sciences program offers the same core courses, along with 30 credits of general education courses and electives like computer game programming and advanced programming.