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San Francisco, CA 94112-1898
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City College of San Francisco

City College of San Francisco Rating: 4.6/5 (8 votes)

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Introduction

City College of San Francisco is a large community college with eleven campuses throughout the San Francisco, California area. The campus locations include Ocean, Evans, John Adams, Mission, Southeast, Airport, Alemany, Castro/Valencia, Downtown, Fort Mason, and Chinatown/North Beach.

Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the college of San Francisco offers a number of associate degrees, certificates and diplomas. Students can earn associate degrees to move into entry-level positions in the workforce, or utilize them to transfer to four-year institutions and earn a bachelor’s degree.

Academics

Although City College offers degree and certificate programs in seven schools overall, the Ocean campus only offers five programs: School of Behavioral & Social Sciences; School of Business; School of Liberal Arts; School of Science & Mathematics; and, School of International Education & ESL.

The School of Behavioral & Social Sciences provides students with comprehensive knowledge of different countries and their behavioral and social skills and practices.

The School of Business prepares students for employment opportunities upon graduation. Students learn business concepts, sharpen their business skills, and obtain hands-on training.

The School of Liberal Arts offers academic programs in the following areas of study: broadcasting, art, graphic communications, film, English, gay lesbian & bisexual studies, theater arts, photography, journalism, and music.

The School of Science & Mathematics consists of 10 academic departments including astronomy, chemistry, engineering technology, computer networking & information technology, biology, architecture, computer science, physics, Earth sciences, and mathematics.

The School of International Education & ESL includes programs such as studying abroad, international programs, and English as a Second Language (ESL) program.

The other two programs are the School of Applied Science & Technology (available at the Evans campus), and the School of Health & Physical Education (available at the Adams campus).

The Ocean campus also offers distance learning, continuing education, an honors program, as well as a working adults degree program. Distance learning is offered as online, hybrid, or telecourses, allowing for different levels of flexibility.

  • Online classes are fully conducted online with no on-campus meetings.
  • Hybrid courses are a combination of on-campus lectures and Internet coursework. These courses are not self-paced. Instead, they follow the regular semester schedule; have assignments, quizzes, and deadlines.
  • Telecourses are college courses taken at home at the student’s own pace. They are flexible and allow students to earn college credit toward an associate’s degree.

The honors program provides an enriched curriculum for students seeking a challenging learning experience.

The working adults degree program provides working adults the opportunity to earn an associate’s degree while working and use that degree to transfer to a four-year institution to earn a bachelor’s degree. This program is only offered at the Mission and Southeast campuses.

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Admissions

Admissions are open to all students interested in furthering their education, who have graduated with a high school diploma or equivalent, and are at least 18 years old. Prospective students are required to fill out and submit an application for admission, which can be downloaded from the school website, or can be filled out online. Students should also schedule to take the placement exams, attend student orientation, and meet with a counselor.

International students are required to fill out and submit an academic program application form, along with a non-refundable application fee, as well as send proof of transcripts and results from International TOEFL tests or the IELTS test. For additional instructions, requirements, and information regarding admissions, go to the school website.

Financial Aid

The financial aid office offers several options to qualifying students, including grants, scholarships, loans, and work study programs. All students must fill out and submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for financial assistance.

For a detailed listing with descriptions of aid available, go to the school website. In addition, the website provides other tools and resources to assist students with the financial aid process.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4630th for the average student loan amount.
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Students

The college serves a wide range of students including high school graduates, transfers, international students, high school students, as well as working adults.

There are many opportunities for students to be involved in campus life, including student clubs and organizations, live theater, student government, an online student newspaper—The Guardsman, an educational access cable television station, and KCSF, a student run radio station.

Other services provided include computer labs, a bookstore, a library, tutoring, counseling services, a child care center, a cafeteria and snack bar, disability services, a student health center, and a career and job placement center. In addition, students may enjoy the various area attractions as well as entertainment provided within the San Francisco community.

Student Enrollment Demographics

Athletics

The athletic department fields several intercollegiate sports teams including men’s baseball, basketball, judo, football, soccer, track & field, and cross country; as well as women’s basketball, judo, badminton, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, cross country, and volleyball. The Rams compete in the National Junior Collegiate Athletic Association (NJCAA).

Information Summary

Ranks 102nd in California and 1659th overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 1 0.00
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 2 0.01
Robbery 7 0.02
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 7 0.02
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 5 0.01
Arrest 19 0.05

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 2,105 0.26
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 50 0.01
Forcible Rape 131 0.02
Robbery 3,088 0.38
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 4,408 0.54
Larceny 24,304 2.98
Vehicle theft 4,174 0.51

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near San Francisco, CA 94112-1898
Surrounding communityLarge city (inside urban area, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population73,104 (73,104 urban / N/A rural)
Households20,133 (3.59 people per house)
Median Household Income$57,629
Families14,881 (3.97 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
UndergraduateAssociates
GraduateN/A
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingVery large two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District614

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees


Ranks 4101st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition N/A N/A $5,474
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,274 $1,274 $1,274
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $249
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,984 $2,984 $8,458
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,275 $18,275 $23,749
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,259 $7,259 $12,733

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $1,002 $1,238 $1,002 $1,238 $6,032 $6,270
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,665
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,863 $10,962
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,924 $4,014
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,185 $4,275

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
RecommendationsN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
TOEFLN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

 
Total 245 323 758 1,513 18 759 139 3,896
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 1 7 16 10 2 37
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 1 4 2 7
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician 1 2 1 1 6
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician 1 2 1 5
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician 2 9 6 3 1 21
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 1 1 3 7 12 27
Anthropology 1 1
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management 9 2 4 6 4 25
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD 1 1
Architectural Technology/Technician 1 1 3 2 1 8
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 3 16 45 50 16 7 140
Banking and Financial Support Services 1 5 2 8
Biological and Physical Sciences 16 13 49 177 1 31 7 300
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 1 5 6
Biomedical Technology/Technician 2 8 14 43 2 18 3 92
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager 2 1 4 4 4 1 16
Business/Commerce, General 19 2 10 21 9 2 64
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Child Care Provider/Assistant 34 20 42 150 25 7 284
Child Care and Support Services Management 2 1 8 22 7 40
Chinese Language and Literature 3 7 10
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 1 1 1 1 5
Community Health and Preventive Medicine 3 19 17 7 3 14 1 66
Computer Programming/Programmer, General 1 5 5 14 1 28
Computer Science 1 3 2 6
Computer Support Specialist 1 62 44 41 9 2 179
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 1 3 2 10 1 8 2 30
Computer and Information Sciences, General 2 1 2 5
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 2 1 6 19 16 3 50
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General 3 3 11 27 9 5 59
Criminal Justice/Police Science 8 28 24 9 2 78
Dance, General 2 2 1 6
Dental Assisting/Assistant 9 9
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General 2 5 7 2 16
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs 4 1 5 7 5 22
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 1 1 14 3 19
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician 2 6 5 23 15 52
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) 1 1 2 1 5
English Language and Literature, General 1 1 1 3 7
Environmental Science 1 1
Ethnic Studies 4 1 5
Fashion/Apparel Design 5 5 6 5 6 27
Filipino/Tagalog Language and Literature 2 2
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 4 22 24 1 36 8 98
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management 1 1
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Forensic Science and Technology 1 7 2 10
French Language and Literature 1 2 1 4
Geography, Other 1 4 6 6 1 18
German Language and Literature 2 2
Graphic Design 2 1 7 6 1 17
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production 1 2 1 1 5
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician 3 8 15 56 14 8 107
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 1 4 22 25 2 7 2 63
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other 1 1 1 1 4
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician 2 10 1 14
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management 4 1 2 7 14
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 9 17 50 94 4 52 13 248
Information Technology 1 3 1 5
Interior Design 1 1 2 4
International Business/Trade/Commerce 5 1 1 1 8
Italian Language and Literature 1 2 5 8
Japanese Language and Literature 2 2 9 4 18
Journalism
Labor and Industrial Relations 1 4
Landscaping and Groundskeeping 1 7 2 10
Legal Assistant/Paralegal 5 7 16 3 31
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 26 17 54 161 71 16 359
Library and Archives Assisting 2 2 11 12 28
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training 4 4 11 22 14 57
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder 1 1 3 12 4 2 24
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist 1 1 1 2 6
Medical/Clinical Assistant 1 2 8 28 4 43
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1 1 1 2 1 8
Office Management and Supervision 3 2 7 5 3 20
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant 2 19 3 24
Photography 1 1 5 7
Physics, General 2 2 1 5
Plumbing Technology/Plumber 1 1 1 3 6
Pre-Engineering 2 4 6
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 4 2 14 6 1 28
Psychology, General 3 1 12 12 8 41
Radio and Television 9 9 5 6 9 1 41
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer 2 1 8 4 15
Real Estate 2 11 6 1 20
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 1 12 27 22 5 71
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager 2 1 7 8 1 19
Retail Management 1 1
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 6 6
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician 1 1 4 2 9
Social Sciences, General 15 46 129 144 3 86 19 463
Social Sciences, Other 3 3
Sociology 3 2 1 6
Spanish Language and Literature 3 1 3 2 13 3 25
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 1 1 4 7
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling 9 2 2 9 1 23
Teacher Assistant/Aide 1 4 5
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations 14 2 4 11 32
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 2 1 4 1 9
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster 2 4 3 9
Women's Studies 1 1 2

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 909th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $76,364 ($77,407 male / $83,143 female)
Number of FT Faculty 665 (260 male / 405 female)
Number of PT Faculty 1,515
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $26,732,883
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