• 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 8,747 students (18% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 85% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,747 students
  • In-state tuition: $552
  • Out-state tuition: $3,348
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 85%
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Skyline College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 359 teachers has grown by 65% over five years.
Skyline College
(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
359 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Skyline College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
The Skyline College 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
8,747 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,560 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
7,187 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
439 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,560 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
7,187 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
37%
14%
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% Hispanic
31%
45%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
15%
26%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
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)
16%
28%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
3.72%
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$43,600
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $552 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has declined by 62% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,348 is less than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 60% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$552
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$3,348
$6,603
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Tuition Notes
12 units per semester for one year.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
64%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$9,500
$10,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,377
$6,239
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Acceptance Rate
100%
89%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports
Sports
Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, Wrestling

Extracurriculars

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: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Skyline College cost?

Skyline College's tuition is approximately $552 for In-State students and $3,348 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Skyline College?

The acceptance rate of Skyline College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 89%.

What sports does Skyline College offer?

Skyline College offers 6 interscholastic sports: Badminton, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball and Wrestling.

What is Skyline College's ranking?

Skyline College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 8,747 students
  • In-state tuition: $552
  • Out-state tuition: $3,348
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 85%
  • Source: Verified school update

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