Southwestern College (California)

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Southwestern College
Southwestern College's main campus
TypePublic community college
PresidentMark Sanchez
Undergraduates27,000 + (2015)
Location, ,
United States
CampusSuburban, 156 acres (63 ha)
Athletics15 teams
ColorsGold & Maroon

Southwestern College is a public community college in Chula Vista, California. Founded in 1961, Southwestern College serves approximately 19,000 students annually.


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.[citation needed] The college mascot is the Jaguar, changed from an Apache amid local and national concerns about using Native American peoples as mascots.[citation needed]


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:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Water Polo
  • Volleyball
  • 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.

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Coordinates: 32°38′25.25″N 116°59′48.50″W / 32.6403472°N 116.9968056°W / 32.6403472; -116.9968056