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 8,803 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 359 teachers has grown by 64% over five years.
Skyline College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty359 staff308 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Skyline College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
The Skyline College diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,803 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio25:124:1
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# Full-Time Students2,452 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students6,351 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
33%
12%
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% Hispanic
33%
47%
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% Black
3%
6%
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% White
17%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score0.750.70
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College Completion Rate
16%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$43,600$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $552 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has declined by 61% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $3,348 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 58% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$552$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$3,348$7,123
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Tuition Notes12 units per semester for one year.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,451$6,000
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Acceptance Rate100%89%
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Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, WrestlingBadminton, 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: 2020 (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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Skyline College is City College of San Francisco (6.3 miles away).
  • College Location Mi. Students
  • 24,441 students | 6.30 Mi50 Frida Kahlo Drive
    San Francisco, CA 94112
    (415) 239-3000
    6.3024,441
  • 8,163 students | 9.80 Mi1700 W Hillsdale Blvd
    San Mateo, CA 94402
    (650) 574-6161
    9.808,163
  • 188 students | 11.00 Mi55 Stockton St
    San Francisco, CA 94108
    (415) 675-5200
    11.00188
  • 5,667 students | 14.10 Mi555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pky
    Alameda, CA 94501
    (510) 522-7221
    14.105,667
  • 10,424 students | 15.70 Mi900 Fallon Sreet
    Oakland, CA 94607
    (510) 834-5740
    15.7010,424
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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.