City College of San Francisco

Tel: (415)239-3000
  • 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 3 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 41% over five years.
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 Public
Total Faculty 948 staff 86 staff
City College of San Francisco Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 23,610 has declined by 32% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has increased from 21:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.76 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 7,105 students
City College of San Francisco Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 25:1 44:1
City College of San Francisco Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 7,385 students 1,483 students
City College of San Francisco Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 16,225 students 5,622 students
City College of San Francisco Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
City College of San Francisco Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
38%
13%
City College of San Francisco Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
18%
37%
City College of San Francisco Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
8%
7%
City College of San Francisco Black (2007-2016)
% White
21%
32%
City College of San Francisco White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
City College of San Francisco Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
City College of San Francisco More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
8%
3%
City College of San Francisco Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
3%
5%
City College of San Francisco Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.76 0.73
City College of San Francisco Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
27%
-
City College of San Francisco Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $42,900 -
City College of San Francisco Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,290 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $7,246 is more than the state average of $6,773. The out-state tuition has grown by 20% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,290 $1,636
City College of San Francisco In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees $7,246 $6,773
City College of San Francisco Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 55% 78%
City College of San Francisco % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,500 -
City College of San Francisco Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $5,750 -
City College of San Francisco Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,773 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,081 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 85%. 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 0.66. The most diverse community college in California is Stanbridge University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.