University of San Diego Graduate Programs
University of San Diego is a private not-for-profit institution located in San Diego, California. The location of USD is great for students who prefer living in an urban area.
University of San Diego Rankings
We have ranked USD as #181 out of 1,069 colleges and universities in the country in our 2023 Best Colleges list.
These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.
USD has been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
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Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at USD.
Awards From Around the Web
The following table lists some notable awards USD has earned from around the web.
|#1||Best Other Psychology & Counseling Schools||College Factual|
|#6||Best Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting Schools||College Factual|
|#7||Best Criminal Justice & Corrections Schools||College Factual|
|#102||Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools||College Factual|
|#136||Best Health Professions Schools||College Factual|
|#153||Best Healthcare Schools||Healthcare Degree Search|
Where Is University of San Diego?
Contact details for USD are given below.
|Address:||5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110-2492|
University of San Diego Graduate Student Diversity
Of the 3,332 graduate students at USD, 41% are male and 59% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of University of San Diego graduate students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||196|
|Hispanic or Latino||736|
California students aren't the only ones who study at University of San Diego. At this time, 45 states are represented by the student population at the school.
Over 79 countries are represented at USD. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia.
Online Learning at University of San Diego
The following chart shows how the online learning population at USD has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 18th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2019-2020.
Online Affordability Rankings of USD
During the most recent year for which we have data, the full-time graduate tuition at University of San Diego was $25,192 for both in-state and out-of-state students. The following table shows how USD is ranked for affordability for both in-state and out-of-state students among colleges and universities that are not mostly online.
|Major||Tuition for In-State Students||Tuition for Out-of-State Students|
|Medical Illustration & Informatics||#64||#55|
Online Growth Rankings of USD
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at University of San Diego was 14.3%. This is the #698 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at USD regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of USD majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
|Major||1-Year Growth Rate|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||4%|
|Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies||32%|
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at USD ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at USD.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Curriculum & Instruction||#159|
|Criminal Justice & Corrections||#181|
|Homeland Security, Law Enforcement & Firefighting||#256|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
University of San Diego Graduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
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