50 Frida Kahlo Drive
San Francisco, CA 94112
Top Ranked (2023): View Rankings
  • 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 19,707 students (34% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 14:1 is lower than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 19,707 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,290
  • Out-state tuition: $7,246
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 82%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

City College of San Francisco ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 1,456 teachers has grown by 53% over five years.
City College of San Francisco
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
1,456 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of City College of San Francisco has declined by 25% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 14:1 has decreased from 17:1 over five years.
The City College of San Francisco diversity score of 0.74 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
19,707 students
7,899 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
6,737 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
12,970 students
6,239 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of City College of San Francisco.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
138 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
6,737 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
12,970 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
41%
14%
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% Hispanic
23%
45%
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% Black
6%
5%
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% White
18%
26%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.74
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
37%
35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$42,900
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,290 is more than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has declined by 19% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $7,246 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,290
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$7,246
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
51%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$7,771
$6,239
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in City College of San Francisco and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does City College of San Francisco cost?

City College of San Francisco's tuition is approximately $1,290 for In-State students and $7,246 for Out-State students.

What is City College of San Francisco's ranking?

City College of San Francisco ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Largest student body and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 19,707 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,290
  • Out-state tuition: $7,246
  • Student:teacher ratio: 14:1
  • Minority enrollment: 82%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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