City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA
City College of San Francisco

Brief Description

Since its founding in 1935, City College of San Francisco has evolved from a small junior college into one of the largest community colleges in the United States. Like the city it calls home, the college is a multicultural learning center full of fascinating opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. A multi-campus college, it offers courses in more than 100 occupations and provides students the chance to gain an Associate degree that is readily transferrable to any four-year university.

Students can earn degrees in a variety of fields such as Broadcasting, Culinary Arts, Nursing, Women's Studies, Engineering and many more. The school's Honors Program gives those students excelling academically the chance to showcase their talents for potential scholarship opportunities at other schools, while most of the nearly 1,900 faculty members who have Master's degrees are busy encouraging their students to live their dreams through education.

Campus life at City College is as vibrant and varied as San Francisco itself. With over 80 clubs and student organizations, there's something for everyone to enjoy and immerse themselves in. Concerts and lectures, along with the Women's Resource Center and Multicultural Resource Center, showcase the school's commitment to having an open mind and heart. Known for an award-winning Speech and Debate program, the school also features a student-run newspaper as well as a television and radio station. These provide excellent training for those students majoring in Broadcasting, allowing them to hone their skills while still in school.

Thanks to a commitment from the community, numerous bond initiatives have passed allowing construction of a number of buildings. The school has been able to build newer, modern facilities both on and off-campus. These have included new facilities at the Mission and Chinatown campuses, the Student Health Services Center and a joint-use building with San Francisco State University. Known for a commitment to technology, the school has over 70 computer labs with a total of well over 2,000 computers.

Sports are also a part of the City College experience, with students able to compete on the collegiate level in a number of sports including football, baseball, basketball, badminton and even judo. The football team has been the big winner, having brought home eight national championships.

Tuition is extremely affordable at City College, with in-state students paying only $46 per credit. Financial aid is available and given in generous amounts, allowing almost any student the chance to complete their studies. City College offers students a well-rounded educational experience that's affordable and convenient, making it a great bargain for anyone.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 39386

Total institution enrollment: 39386

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112


(415) 239-3000


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 43%

Female undergraduate population: 57%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years

Accounting And Finance
Aircraft Mechanic / Technician Airframe
Aircraft Mechanic / Technician Powerplant
Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
Auto / Automotive Body Repairer
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Banking And Financial Support Services
Biological Technology / Technician
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Computer And Information Sciences Other
Computer Programming
Court Reporting
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration
Dental Assistant
Dental Laboratory Technician
Drafting General
Electrical / Electronics Equipment Installer
Electrocardiograph Technology / Technician
Engineering Related Technologies / Technician
Fashion Merchandising
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
Fire Protection Other
General Retailing / Wholesaling Operations
General Selling Skills And Sales Operations
Graphic And Printing Equipment Operator
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Health Professions And Related Sciences
Health Teacher Education
Heating / Air Conditioning Refrigeration
Industrial Electronics Installer And Repair
Institutional Food Workers And Administration
Labor / Personnel Relations And Studies
Landscaping Operations And Management
Legal Administrative Assistant / Secretary
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Library Assistant
Medical Assistant
Medical Records Technology / Technician
Nuclear Medical Technology / Technician
Nursing Rn Training
Office Supervision And Management
Pharmacy Technician / Assistant
Physics General
Plumber And Pipefitter
Practical Nurse L P N Training
Public Health General
Real Estate
Speech And Rhetorical Studies
Tourism And Travel Services Marketing Operations
Vocational Home Economics Other