Southwestern College (California)
|Type||Public community college|
|Undergraduates||27,000 + (2015)|
|Campus||Suburban, 156 acres (63 ha)|
|Colors||Gold & Maroon|
Current enrollment at all locations exceeds 19,000 students.
Of the more than 1,100 community colleges nationwide, Southwestern College consistently places in the top 100 in the number of associate degrees conferred. The college mascot is the Jaguar, changed from an Apache amid local and national concerns about using Native American peoples as mascots.
The campus is a feeder school for students hoping to transfer to the two local public universities, University of California, San Diego and San Diego State University, and also many other private institutions.
Southwestern College is in the Pacific Coast Athletic Conference and competes in 11 sports which include:
- Cross Country
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
- Swim and Dive
Southwestern College's football stadium hosts Bonita Vista High School's football games.
The campus has many state of the art athletic facilities including:
- artificial turf football field
- artificial turf half football field
- baseball stadium
- dirt track - soccer field - softball field - Football stadium with weight room looking over the field - brand new indoor swimming pool - basketball gym - Five full-size tennis courts
During the week and weekends these fields double as youth soccer fields from ages 6–18.
- Brian Bilbray, former Congressman
- Ammar Campa-Najjar (born 1989), Democratic politician
- John Fox, professional football coach
- John Jaso, professional baseball player
- Dan La Botz, Socialist activist/politician, historian, labor leader
- Ogemdi Nwagbuo, professional football player
- Ookay, singer and DJ
- Rafael Peralta, Navy Cross recipient
- Oliver Ross, professional football player
- J. Michael Straczynski, writer and television producer
- Julieta Venegas, singer
- Yvonne Venegas, photographer
- Tom Waits, singer, songwriter, musician
- Dominik Mysterio, professional wrestler