City College of San Francisco

Tel: (415)239-3000
31,310 students
Public institution

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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 31,310 students (30% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 63%.
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 (3.8 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
City College of San Francisco 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

Student Body

The student population of 31,310 teachers has declined by 29% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 30:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.44. The school's diversity has grown by 7% over five years.
Total Enrollment
31,310 students
1,360 students
# Full-Time Students
9,421 students
827 students
# Part-Time Students 21,889 students
1,014 students
% American Indian/Alaskan -
% Asian 42%
% Hawaiian 1%
% Hispanic 18%
% Black 10%
% White 25%
% Two or more races 3%
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. 0.72

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,238 is less than the state average of $6,030. The in-state tuition has grown by 67% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,270 is less than the state average of $10,175. The out-state tuition has grown by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,238 $6,030
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,270 $10,175
Source: 2012 (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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