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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 http://skylinecollege.edu/.

To get more information on other community colleges in California and compare transfer rates, visit our community colleges in California details page where you can find a complete list of community colleges including information on tuition and enrollment.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $4,500. 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: $1,100-$1,300
    • Out-of-State: $7,400-$8,928
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • State Residents: $36-$43 per credit unit
    • Nonresidents: $250-$300 per credit unit

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 Aid58%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships58%$4,402
Receiving Student Loans1%$4,130

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2009 was around 12%.

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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 Rate20.3%17.1%22.8%
Transfer-out Rate16.3%17.9%14.2%

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Programs Offered

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

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Engineering Technology

  • Biomedical Technology (C)

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (A, C)
  • Apparel and Textile Marketing Management (A, C)
  • Apparel and Textiles (A)

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (A)

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Mechanic and Repair Technology

  • Auto Mechanic (C)
  • Electrical Equipment Installation and Repair (C)

Personal and Culinary Services

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

  • Police Science (A, C)

Visual and Performing Arts

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