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csu san marcos

Founded in 1989, California State University San Marcos raises the educational attainment rate of its region. CSUSM broadens access for traditionally underserved students, with guarantee admission programs that support 200,000 K-12 students.

san diego community college district

As the second-largest of California’s 72 community college districts, the San Diego Community College District serves approximately 100,000 students annually through three two-year colleges and San Diego Continuing Education.

san diego state university (SDSU)

San Diego State University has been changing lives and helping to power the San Diego region for 121 years. The university is nationally recognized for its commitment to diversity and for increasing graduation rates for all students while narrowing achievement gaps among student populations.

San Diego Unified School District

The San Diego Unified School District is proud to call itself one of the top large urban school districts in the United States. We serve 130,000+ students in more than 226 educational facilities. Our mission is for all San Diego students to graduate with the skills, motivation, curiosity and resilience to succeed in their choice of college and career in order to lead and participate in the society of tomorrow.

UC SAN diego (UCSD)

At UC San Diego, we constantly push boundaries and challenge expectations in education, research and patient care. Our scholars take risks and redefine conventional wisdom. Ranked among the top 15 research universities globally, we drive innovation to advance society, propel economic growth and make our world a better place.

University of SAN diego (USD)

The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community and preparing leaders who are dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.