Higher Education Center at San Ysidro
Welcome to the newly rebuilt, state-of-the-art Southwestern College Higher Education Center at San Ysidro, your doorway to success. ¡Bienvenidos!
First established in 1988, the Higher Education Center at San Ysidro is located at 460 West San Ysidro Boulevard, only minutes away from the U.S. Mexico-international border. The newly rebuilt Center, now with the capacity to serve 2,000 students, continues to reflect a full service philosophy, providing quality instruction and student services in one convenient location.
The Center’s instructional program includes courses for students to pursue an associate degree, complete general education requirements for transfer, develop occupational skills for employment, or undertake personal development courses. Courses are offered Monday through Thursday via a flexible schedule, including day and evening classes, in a full-semester or fast track format.
In support of students’ academic achievement, the Center offers a variety of student services including, but not limited to, admissions, counseling, EOPS, financial aid, health services, disability support services and tutoring. Additionally, the Center offers library, reading lab and computer lab services and technical support.
In this age of change, we invite you to come pursue your educational goals in a friendly and community oriented environment. Our dedicated instructors and staff look forward to assisting you in attaining your educational goals.
A Living Memorial
Located at the front of the Center is the San Ysidro Memorial, which honors the memory of the 21 victims of the 1984 tragedy on the McDonalds restaurant site. Southwestern College officials worked with civic leaders to solicit contributions for the construction of the memorial. The San Ysidro Memorial was dedicated in December 1990, and today the memorial continues to serve as a tribute and a promise to enhance the lives of the people of San Ysidro and its neighboring communities through education.