Skyline College

3300 College Dr, San Bruno, CA

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Interested in starting your college career at a community college?  Skyline Community College offers most general education classes for around $150 for in state residents.  Out-of state residents pay about $800 per class, but residency rates are granted after a year (please contact the admissions office for more information).  Skyline is located in San Bruno, California which is in the Southern San Francisco metropolitan area.  Skyline College is one of 3 schools that make up the San Mateo County Community College District; together they serve 40,000 students.

Skyline College's main goal seems to be to prepare students for a seamless transfer to a four-year school.  To help students with the process, the school has a Transfer Center to assist you every step of the way.  Skyline guarantees general admission to some California State Universities and many of the UC campuses; although many of their students transfer to Stanford or other private schools.

Skyline College offers student services that almost every college offers such as a library and a bookstore; however it also maintains an art gallery and 41 different clubs to join.  Skyline also offers a program called Sparkpoint, a financial training program that coaches students in lifelong financial fitness.  This community college also offers limited sports teams that can help students bodies stay in shape! 

If saving thousands of dollars on your first two years of school appeals to you and you live in California, take a look at Skyline College at

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,000. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition estimates are:
    • State Residents: $1,400-$1,700
    • Out-of-State: $6,100-$7,358
  • Per unit charges are around $51 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid62%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships62%$4,149
Receiving Student Loans1%$6,358

Admissions, Academics, & Student Services

Student Services

To support students and graduates, Skyline College may provide services including:

  • Online classes
  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Student employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Child care

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Skyline College compares against other community colleges in San Mateo County and the community colleges in California as a whole.

 Skyline CollegeSan Mateo CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate17.2%15.2%24.3%
Transfer-out Rate14.7%18.6%13.8%

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

Personal and Culinary Services

Physical Sciences


Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Other Community Colleges Nearby

The list of nearby schools has been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Skyline College.

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