- 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.
Skyline College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- Debt For Students Least debt for graduating students
- The teacher population of 217 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Skyline College||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Carnegie Classification||Associate of Arts Colleges||Baccalaureate / Associates Colleges|
|Institution Level||At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||217 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||9,393 students||7,516 students|
|# Full-Time Students||2,611 students||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||6,782 students||5,903 students|
|% Two or more races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate (Year 2015)|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$43,600||$34,600|
|Total Sports Offered||6 sports|
|Sports||Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, WrestlingBadminton, Baseball,|
|Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.||34 extracurriculars|
|ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.||Club or Organization:|
Auto Tech Club, Black Student Union (BSU), Ceramics Club, Chinese Students & Scholar Association, Cosmetology Club, Dance Honor Society, Dead Beat Writers, ENACTUS, Engineering & Robotics Club, Environmental Club, Filipino Student Union (FSU), Gospel Show Choir Club, Honors Transfer Club, Internation Student Club, Intervaristy Christian Fellowship, Kappa Beta Delta (KBD), Latino American Student Organization (LASO), Model United Nations (MUN), Native American Club, Phi Theta Kappa (ΦΘΚ) Respiratory Care Club, Rotaract Club, Science and Research Club, Sexuality & Gender Alliance (formerly GSA), Skyline Investment Club, Skyline Journalism Club, Skyline Photography Club, Skyline Women Engineering (SWE), Society for the Advancement of Chicanos & Native Americans in Science (SACNAS), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Student Veterans of America (SVA), Student-Parent Association for Children's Education (S.P.A.C.E.), Surgical Technology Club, Theater Club, TRiO Clu
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- 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.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 23,610 students | 6.70 Mi50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco,  CA  94112
- 8,935 students | 9.80 Mi1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
San Mateo,  CA  94402
- 442 students | 9.90 Mi350 Rhode Island Street
San Francisco,  CA  94103
- 527 students | 11.20 Mi55 Stockton St
San Francisco,  CA  94108
- 5,712 students | 14.60 Mi555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pky
Alameda,  CA  94501
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.