San Diego Christian College (SDC) was named a best college in The U.S. News and World Report’s recently released 2019 Rankings. SDC remained at #11 among Regional Colleges (West), #8 Best Colleges for Veterans, and holds one of the top 5 diversity indexes for Regional Colleges West with an index of .68.

The U.S. News rankings are considered the most notable of the annual published college rankings. The U.S. News has analyzed more than 1,800 colleges and provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search. The rankings evaluate colleges and universities on 16 measures of academic quality such as graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, and financial resources. Read more about how The U.S. News and World Report calculates their rankings here.


“San Diego Christian College strives to achieve our core values of Identity, Service, and Excellence throughout the entire higher education experience for our students, staff, and faculty,” said College President, Dr. Paul Ague. “We are encouraged by this accomplishment of continuing to be one of the top 2019 colleges in the US News and World Report rankings post.  I am proud of our staff, faculty, and students who exemplify these traits in and out of the classroom.” 


Since 2010, SDC has participated in the Yellow Ribbon Program. Through this program, institutions partner with the VA to help fund tuition expenses for qualified students. San Diego Christian College is committed to the educational needs of active duty military, national guard, reservists, veterans and eligible military spouses and children. To best serve our service members and their families, San Diego Christian College is approved for Military Tuition Assistance, VA GI Bill® benefits, VA Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) services, and My Career Advancement Account Scholarship Program (MyCAA). Read more about SDC’s Military Education benefits here.


SDC ranked in the top four of highest diversity indexes of Regional Colleges West. The U.S. News and World Report factors in the total population of minority students and the overall mix of groups to identify colleges where students are most likely to encounter undergraduates from racial or ethnic groups different from their own. The formula produces a diversity index that ranges from 0 to 1. The closer a school’s number is to 1, the more diverse the student population. SDC scored a .68, which celebrates SDC’s Multicultural Committee’s efforts to increase awareness and appreciation for our diverse community.


U.S. News Best Colleges 2019 guidebook will be available in October and is available for pre-order online.