Air Force ROTC University/College Options

If you plan to join Air Force ROTC, you are able to attend any of the colleges/universities below (in addition to San Diego State University) as a full time student. 

You will attend Air Force ROTC at San Diego State University (SDSU) regardless of your primary college/university. SDSU has a crosstown agreement with each of these schools partnering with them to allow you to attend ROTC at SDSU as well as courses at their school.  

 If you do not see your school in the list below, use the AFROTC College Locator to find your ROTC detachment.

Local schools compatible with the ROTC program:

  • San Diego State University (priority registration for ROTC cadets)
  • UC San Diego (priority registration for ROTC cadets)
  • CSU San Marcos (priority registration for ROTC cadets)
  • San Diego Mesa College
  • San Diego Christian College
  • San Diego City College
  • Cuyamaca College
  • Embry Riddle University
  • Mira Costa College
  • Miramar College
  • National University
  • Point Loma University
  • Palomar College
  • Grossmont College
  • Southwestern College
  • University of San Diego
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law

SDSU has ROTC Dorms available for freshmen cadets. The freshman dorm is shared with the Athletes, Quiet Study and Substance-Free groups.  Note: There is no priority given to housing.  Cadets must simply apply. No room and board subsidies. More information can be found in this document: ROTC-Dorms PDF

University of San Diego provides additional funding for room and board for AFROTC Scholarship students only.  Either a 50% reduction or 100% if the cadet will work on campus.  Note: USD pulls back additional scholarship funding if cadets choose the room and board subsidy. Please talk to USD to ensure this has not changed. 

Contact AFROTC

Being an Air Force or Space Force Officer is a unique and exciting career path. If you are interested in receiving additional information, please contact us below to find out more!

AFROTC Detachment 075
5500 Campanile Drive ENS 385
San Diego, CA 92182-7238