U.S. News names San Diego Christian College a best college

SDC has been named one of America’s best colleges, earning the number 15 spot of the “best regional colleges” category of U.S. News and World Report’s Best Colleges 2017 rankings, released Sept. 13.

“SDC’s position at the top of the regional colleges west on the U.S. News rankings is affirmation of our efforts to deliver transformative Christian education with global opportunities and lifelong friendships,” said SDC President Dr. Paul Ague. “As we look toward the future, we are enthusiastic to continue growing and strengthening our academic programs in an innovative way while upholding the mission and values of the institution.”

The U.S. News rankings are considered the most notable of the annual published college rankings. SDC’s high ranking in the regional colleges category has earned it the ability to display a U.S. News-trademarked Best Colleges badge. These badges are recognized around the world as the mark of excellence in American higher education. They are based on the oldest, most quoted, and most in-depth rankings of U.S.-based undergraduate programs.

To calculate the rankings, U.S. News uses quantitative data that assesses colleges’ performance in everything from graduation and retention rates to faculty resources, measuring up to 16 indicators of academic performance. Learn more about how U.S. News calculates rankings.

U.S. News’ Best Colleges 2017 guidebook will be in stores on October 4, 2016 and is available for pre-order online.


Founded in 1970, San Diego Christian College (SDC) is a liberal arts institution that combines a biblical foundation and Christian worldview with educational competencies to prepare students to be servant leaders throughout the professional world. Our traditional undergraduate program offers 13 majors in areas of study ranging from Biblical Studies and Business Administration to Aviation and Kinesiology, with over 20 emphases across all majors. The Adult and Online Studies program offers seven majors both online and in the classroom. The State approved Teacher Credential Program at SDC offers California Preliminary Credential for multiple subjects (elementary) and for single subjects (secondary). SDC offers a Master of Arts in Teaching and Master of Science in Leadership graduate programs.