Skyline College

  • 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 9,820 students (25% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher 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%.
  • Skyline College is one of 3 community colleges within San Mateo County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Skyline College is City College of San Francisco (6.7 miles away).

Top Placements

Skyline College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 217 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Skyline College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty217 staff97 staff
Skyline College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of Skyline College has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Skyline College diversity score of 0.73 is equal to the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 5% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,820 students7,516 students
Skyline College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio45:144:1
Skyline College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students2,459 students1,613 students
Skyline College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students7,361 students5,903 students
Skyline College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Skyline College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Skyline College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Skyline College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Skyline College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Skyline College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
Skyline College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
Skyline College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
Skyline College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
Skyline College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.730.73
Skyline College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Skyline College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,600$34,900
Skyline College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,447 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 30% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,199 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 457% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,447$1,636
Skyline College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,199$6,797
Skyline College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid62%78%
Skyline College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$6,000$9,500
Skyline College Median debt for students who have completed (2009-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
Skyline College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Source: 2016 (or 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 $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,157 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 score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.