Public 2 Year

City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, California

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City College of San Francisco overview
Location San Francisco, California
Online ccsf.edu
School Type Public 2 Year
Setting Large City
City College of San Francisco overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing No
Level of Study Undergrad
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City College of San Francisco, established in 1935, is a public, two-year community college located in the urban setting of San Francisco, California. The college serves a diverse population of students and offers an array of academic programs, including popular majors in Business Administration, Nursing, and Social Sciences. With a comprehensive curriculum that emphasizes transfer education, workforce training, and lifelong learning, City College has an open admissions policy, providing opportunities for a broad range of students. The Ocean Avenue campus, the main site among multiple locations throughout the city, showcases a blend of modern and traditional architecture. While the college does not offer on-campus housing facilities, its setting in a major metropolitan area affords students access to a variety of housing options in the surrounding community. City College of San Francisco does not have an emphasis on competitive athletics and hence does not boast a notable intercollegiate sports program.

City College of San Francisco has an open admission policy which permits enrollment by any high school graduate or GED holding student.  4,680 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 11,454 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $0 plus fees of $1,696.


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Open Admission

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for City College of San Francisco
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,233
Other Fees$1,696
Estimated Off Campus Cost of Living $19,029
Budget for Other Expenses$5,201
Total One Year Cost$27,159

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$41,000 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by City College of San Francisco students
Subject Percent of Class
Liberal Arts and Humanities 18%
Health Professions 17%
Work and Family Studies 11%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 9%
Social Sciences 8%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=112190 IPEDS survey data for City College of San Francisco.

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