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 San Diego Continuing Education 

Name: San Diego Continuing Education
President: Anthony E. Beebe
City: San Diego
State: CA
Type: Public
Campus Setting: Six main campuses and dozens of offsite locations throughout the large, urban city of San Diego
Year Established: 1914

Governing Board Website


San Diego Continuing Education

Noncredit Enrollment Information 2011-2012

Total FTES: 8,131.54

Headcount by End of Term, by Term (Unduplicated Within Terms):
Summer 2011: 15,757
Fall 2011: 29,345
Spring 2012: 28,989

Student Characteristics

Male: 36%
Female: 63%

African-American: 8%
Asian/Pacific Islander: 15%
Hispanic: 32%
Native American: 1%
White: 35%
Other: 3%



Anthony E. Beebe

Board Chair 

Rich Grosch
Board Chair

Quote from President

“San Diego Continuing Education will celebrate its 100-year anniversary in 2014. We have been making history since 1914 when free night classes began for adults in basic skills and citizenship. Today, we remain an important pillar in the San Diego community for adults who return to the classrooms to complete high school diplomas and GEDs, learn a new job skill or choose a personal enrichment class. We look forward to the next century of inspiring student success.”

Interesting Facts

  • San Diego Continuing Education has the largest automotive facility for noncredit instruction in the nation with state-of-the art repair bays, drive-in spray paint booths, shops, labs, classrooms and demonstration theatres for career training programs in automotive technology, automotive mechanical and electrical repair, automotive body repair and automotive upholstery.
  • The Little Hoover Commission on California State Government Organization and Economy recently named SDCE as a model example of how students in adult education programs can achieve success in college-level coursework. The reference was included in the well-documented report, Serving Students, Serving California: Updating the California Community Colleges to Meet Evolving Demands, which the commission presented to the governor and legislature.
  • SDCE students are among the most diverse in California—culturally, ethically and educationally. Students range in age from 18 to 80. A recent semester had 140 different countries represented in the student body.
  • SDCE has a sustainable training and resource center within a 67,000-sq.-ft.-area dedicated to free job training/certificate programs. The center includes a weatherization simulation used for energy auditing with high-tech infrared monitors; insulation demonstrations and applications; and solar panel installation and maintenance training modules.
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