City College Of San Francisco

City College Of San Francisco

City College of San Francisco, also called CCSF, is a 2-year community college. It was established in August of 1935. The college enrolls over 30,000 credit students and more than 50,000 non-credit students every year. CCSF offers a wide array of degrees and certificate courses in arts, sciences, business, cinema, healthcare, technology and culinary arts.

City College of San Francisco has a number of campuses all over San Francisco:

  • Airport
  • Alemany
  • Castro/ Valencia
  • Chinatown/ North Beach
  • Downtown
  • Evans
  • Fort Mason
  • John Adams
  • Mission
  • Ocean
  • Southeast

The college's sports team is called the CCSF Rams. The men's sports include baseball, basketball, football, judo, soccer, track & field and cross-country; while the women's teams are badminton, basketball, judo, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, cross-country, and volleyball.

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City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco , CA 94112-1898
General Phone: (415) 239-3000

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City College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,021Chinese language, Japanese language, Russian language, German language, French language, Italian language, Spanish language, Filipino/Tagalog language, English, ...
Nursing and Emergency Medicine120EMT paramedic, registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant
Medical Support and Technology112dental assistant, medical coding, medical assistant, pharmacy tech, cardiovascular tech, electrocardiograph tech, radiation therapist, radiographer
Family and Social Work106foodservice management, child development
Mechanics and Repair94electrical installation and repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, small engine mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech, avionics maintenance
Medicine86health professions
Medical Administration63medical records tech, community health
Security and Law Enforcement55forensic science, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Cooking and Culinary Arts50culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Business and Management44business, accounting, banking, labor relations, international business, sales and marketing, retail, business and related services
Law32legal assistant
Science and Laboratory Technician32biology tech
Computer Science and Engineering30computer and info science, information technology, computer programming, computer science, computer networking, system administration, webmastering, computer support
Hospitality27hotel management, travel services
Design24fashion design, interior design, graphic design
Science22biological and biomedical sciences, biological and physical sciences
Media20mass communication, journalism, broadcast journalism, radio and television, digital communications, graphic communications, animation and special effects
Office and Administration18office management, administrative assistant
Therapy and Counseling14substance abuse counseling
Engineering Technician13engineering technology, HVAC tech, manufacturing tech, drafting
Construction Trades11apparel and textile marketing, construction manager, plumbing
Photography and Commercial Art10film studies, cinematography, photography
Architecture and Planning8architectural tech, architectural services
Real Estate and Construction Management8real estate
Landscaping and Horticulture7landscaping, plant nursery, floristry
Drama and Performing Arts5dance
Education and Teaching0teacher aide

Number of programs and degrees for City College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years16016
Associate's degree1,17060
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years13770
Award of less than 1 academic year57244

City College Student Body

In 2007-2008, City College had a total enrollment of 46,411 students (17,383 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 27%
Black 8%
Hispanic 15%
Asian 36%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 11%
20-21 11%
22-24 12%
25-29 15%
30-34 10%
35-39 8%
40-49 12%
50-64 11%
65+ 8%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown14%

City College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 41 %

City College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Francisco, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

City College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 584
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,532
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
City College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 450200)

City College Faculty

City College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track88170
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1533

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year315$84,670451$83,424
All faculty totalacademic year315$84,670451$83,424

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

City College Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician
Architecture and Related Services, Other

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Labor and Industrial Relations
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Fashion/Apparel Design
Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General

Education And Teaching
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Engineering Technology, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Landscaping And Horticulture
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management
Landscaping and Groundskeeping
Plant Nursery Operations and Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Chinese Language and Literature
English Language and Literature, General
Filipino/Tagalog Language and Literature
French Language and Literature
Geography, Other
German Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Japanese Language and Literature
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Assistant/Technician
Russian Language and Literature
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Broadcast Journalism
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Graphic Communications, General
Mass Communication/Media Studies
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Film/Cinema Studies

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting
Forensic Science and Technology

Therapy And Counseling
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling

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What Sets City College Apart:

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% of degrees in liberal arts
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Number of degree programs
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Salaries of full-time faculty
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Top 7%City College Salaries of full-time faculty
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
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Top 8%City College Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of degrees in medical administration
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% of degrees in medicine
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% of full-time faculty on tenure track
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% of degrees in family and social work
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Minority % of student body
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% of degrees in science and laboratory technician
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Top 19%City College % of degrees in science and laboratory technician

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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