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 San Diego Miramar College 

Name: San Diego Miramar College
President: Dr. Patricia Hsieh
City: San Diego
State: CA
Type: Public
Campus Setting: City

Board of Trustees website

San Diego Miramar College

Student Characteristics Based on Fall 2015

2015 Fall Credit Enrollment
Total Enrollment: 13,008
Full-time: 18%
Part-time: 82%

Student characteristics (gender, race/ethnicity)
Female: 44%
Male: 56%

Asian: 21%
Black or African American: 5%
Hispanic/Latino: 26%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 38%
Two or more races: 6%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 0%


Dr. Patricia Hsieh

Dr. Patricia Hsieh


Sili Savusa

Dr. Maria Nieto Senour
President of the
San Diego Community
College Board of Trustees

Quote from the President

“As Miramar College moves rapidly toward becoming a more comprehensive college by offering 67 associate degrees, 92 certificates of achievement and over 100 online courses, we also recognize the need to become a leader in workforce development for San Diego County. Miramar’s tremendous faculty has worked hard to create programs to address the region’s workforce development needs in Aviation, Bio Tech, Business, Medical Laboratory Technician and Advanced Transportation Technologies.”

Interesting Facts

  • The Aviation Technology program has entered into an agreement with Delta Airlines to provide paid interns to assist at the carrier’s San Diego maintenance facility.

  • Audi of America has joined forces with the General Automotive Technology Program to provide certified job training for students. Once students complete the program they will have an opportunity to interview with Audi for services positions across the United States.

  • As a service to fire departments, San Diego Miramar College’s state-of-the-art Fire Technology and Emergency Medical Technology facility has been offering Candidate Physical Ability Testing (CPAT). In spring 2016, Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC), the agency that administers the CPAT examinations, selected Miramar College as California’s third testing site. Previously, firefighter candidates had to travel to Orange County or Sacramento to undergo their mandatory CPAT training.      

  • For the 5th consecutive year Miramar College has produced a winner of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. Thaimae Le is one of only 75 community college students, from a nationwide pool of 2,400 applicants, selected for this honor. The scholarship is for up to $40,000.00 per year and is intended to cover a significant share of the student’s educational expenses-including tuition, living expenses, books and required fees-for the final two to three years necessary to achieve a bachelor’s degree at a 4-year college or university.

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