City College of San Francisco

Tel: (415)239-3000
23,610 students
Public institution
For 67 years, City College of San Francisco has served the needs of its city in the truest populist tradition. Its goal of "providing educational and cultural opportunities to a diverse and changing community". With 85,000 students spread across nine city-wide campuses, its success is very "down to earth". This multicultural and generational, fully-accredited community college, is one of the largest in the country.
School Highlights
City College of San Francisco serves 23,610 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 68%.
City College of San Francisco is one of 4 community colleges within San Francisco County, CA.
The nearest community college is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco (3.80 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 948 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
College City College of San Francisco (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 948 staff 70 staff

Student Body

The student population of 23,610 has declined by 34% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 24:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 23,610 students 2,397 students
Student:Teacher Ratio 25:1 44:1
# Full-Time Students 7,385 students 1,260 students
# Part-Time Students 16,225 students 5,258 students
% Asian
38%
13%
% Hispanic
18%
37%
% Black
8%
7%
% White
21%
32%
% Hawaiian
1%
-
% Two or more races
3%
3%
% Unknown races
3%
8%
% Non Resident races
8%
-
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.77 0.73

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,238 is less than the state average of $1,324. The in-state tuition has grown by 23% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,270 is less than the state average of $6,758. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,238 $1,324
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,270 $6,758
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 55% 81%
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • City College of San Francisco (CCSF) offers courses in more than 50 academic programs and over 100 occupational disciplines. There is a full range of credit courses leading to the Associate of Arts and Science degrees, most of which meet the general education requirements of four-year colleges and universities. Occupational courses and programs prepare students for immediate employment. Free noncredit courses such as English as a Second Language and Citizenship, as well as classes designed for Older Adults, are also available. Competitively priced, short-term community service courses meet the training needs of business, industry and government, and personal enrichment of community members. City College has seen many of its students go on to successful careers in a variety of high profile fields, including theater, journalism, science, and professional sports. With its history of innovative curriculum, awards for an excellence, and an impressive roster of loyal alumni, City College continues to make good on its promise. Learning Assistance Center programs provide students with academic support services. The Learning Assistance Center offers a variety of services including tutoring, study groups and workshops. Our labs include a reading lab, a writing lab and three computer labs. We offer college success courses, career success courses and a tutor training course. Online courses provide students an opportunity to learn in an environment that is physically remote from professors and fellow students, but often at the same time surprisingly close and personal. These courses will open the classroom to a world of dynamic, diverse content. However, you also should understand that online courses are not for everyone. To succeed, you have to be self-motivated, possess good study skills, and be an independent learner. Most students find that online courses are as challenging as on-campus courses.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,586 per year for in-state students and $6,395 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,671 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in California is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-San Francisco. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.