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 9,393 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 43:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% 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 (6.3 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.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty217 staff97 staff
This chart display total faculty of Skyline College and community college average number of faculty in CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.

Student Body

  • The student population of Skyline College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 43:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
  • The Skyline College 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 Enrollment9,393 students7,516 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Skyline College and community college average number of enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
Student:Teacher Ratio43:144:1
# Full-Time Students2,611 students1,613 students
This chart display the total number of Full-Time students enrollment of Skyline College and average number of community college Full-Time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
# Part-Time Students6,782 students5,903 students
This chart display the total number of Part-Time students enrollment of Skyline College and average number of community college Part-Time students enrollment of CA by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.760.73
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,600$34,600

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $552 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has declined by 50% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $3,348 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 201% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$552$1,636
Out-State Tuition Fees$3,348$6,797
Tuition Notes12 units per semester for one year.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid62%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$6,000$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$5,500$5,500
Acceptance Rate100%96%


Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, WrestlingBadminton, Baseball,
Basketball, Soccer,
Volleyball, Wrestling,


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 Club
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 86%. 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 Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.