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San Diego State is a public graduate school in San Diego, California. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 4,717 graduate students. Of the 81 graduate programs offered at San Diego State University, 6 are offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at San Diego State University are Teaching, Business, and Public Health. 36% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Masters and Doctoral Programs

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
4,717
Part-Time Grad Students
1,719
Research Assistants
No data available  
Teaching Assistants
545
Racial Diversity
  • White
    38%
  • Hispanic
    24.8%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    12.7%
  • Asian
    9.3%
  • Unknown
    6.7%
  • Multiracial
    4.9%
  • African American
    3.1%
  • Native American
    0.4%
  • Pacific Islander
    0.1%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Driven
    58%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Intellectual
    11%
  • stressed, tired
    5%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 19 responses
  • Competitive and intense
    21%
  • Prepared me for the real world
    21%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    42%
  • Gonna have to see if its actually worth my time
    16%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 19 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 19 responses
Poll
84%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 19 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 19 responses
  • $100K+
    11%
  • $75K-$100K
    5%
  • $50K-$75K
    11%
  • $25K-$50K
    26%
  • <$25K
    47%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 19 responses
  • $50-$75K
    21%
  • <$50K
    11%
  • Did not graduate yet
    68%
79%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 19 responses

Living in the Area

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade B
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$51,286
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,658
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$561,147
National
$217,500

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