Skyline College

Tel: (650)738-4100
10,565 students
Public institution
Skyline College has a reputation of being an outstanding, medium-sized, two-year college, rich in diversity. We are known for our student-oriented focus and our faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring that every student is made to feel welcome. A focus on quality and excellence is a Skyline tradition and at the heart of our academic programs and services.
School Highlights:
Skyline College serves 10,565 students (26.95% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 50:1 is higher than the community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 80% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 71%.
Skyline College is one of 3 community colleges within San Mateo County, CA.
The nearest community college is City College of San Francisco (6.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 210 teachers has declined by 6% over five years.
College Skyline College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 210 staff
61 staff
Skyline College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 10,565 teachers has grown by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 50:1 has increased from 43:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 97% over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,565 students 1,296 students
Skyline College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 50:1
Skyline College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,847 students
810 students
Skyline College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 7,718 students
1,036 students
Skyline College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Skyline College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Skyline College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
Skyline College Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
Skyline College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Skyline College Black (2006-2013)
% White
Skyline College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Skyline College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Skyline College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Skyline College Non Resident (2006-2013)
Skyline College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
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. 0.69 0.53
Skyline College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,447 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 78% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $1,447 is less than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 78% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,447 $5,694
Skyline College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $1,447 $10,252
Skyline College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 58%
Skyline College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Skyline College is a great place to start your university education-over half of Skyline's students are doing just that. You can complete the first two years (lower division) of university at Skyline College and then transfer to a four-year school to earn your bachelor's degree. Many, if not most, of our courses are transferable to a four-year school so you can take classes at Skyline that fulfill the lower-division general education requirements at a four-year school. In addition, Skyline offers courses that are articulated with campuses of the California State University System (CSU), the University of California (UC), and Bay Area private colleges. This means the class is the same as that offered at the CSU or UC campus. For 35 years, Skyline College has been one of the best community colleges in the state. Thousands of Northern San Mateo County community members have benefited in one way or another by completing coursework at Skyline. Whether you seek a college degree, new job skills, transfer to a university, or are taking classes for personal enrichment or recreation, Skyline College is here for you. We are excited at the prospect of helping you in the process of improving your life. All Skyline faculty and staff are committed to your success. University caliber faculty and vocational experts provide personalized instruction in small class sizes, giving you the attention you deserve. Support services such as the One-Stop Student Services Center, the Center for Advanced Learning and Technology, the TLC (Tutoring and Learning Center) and our Childcare Center are in place to assist you in reaching your goals.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $2,431 per year for in-state students and $6,925 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,852 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 0.52. The most diverse community college in California is . Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.