Skyline College

Skyline College

Skyline College, a community college in San Bruno, California, was established in 1969. The college is a part of the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) and offers excellent education opportunity to students from all over the Bay Area. The campus stretches across 100 acres of land.

Skyline College offers more than 80 associate degrees and certificate programs in diverse fields of study and provides opportunities for students of all ages. Many of Skyline College's graduates take a transfer to the numerous four-year colleges and universities through the college's guaranteed transfer programs.

Skyline College's sports teams are known as the Trojans.

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Skyline College
3300 College Dr
San Bruno , CA 94066-1698
General Phone: (650) 738-4100

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Skyline College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Mechanics and Repair265electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, automobile mechanics
Liberal Arts234Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities
Business and Management84business management, accounting, international business, sales and marketing, retail
Nursing and Emergency Medicine54EMT paramedic
Family and Social Work47family and consumer science, child development
Medicine40medical preparatory
Medical Support and Technology38pharmacy tech, respiratory care tech, surgical tech
Science and Laboratory Technician33biology tech
Security and Law Enforcement25criminal justice and police
Computer Science and Engineering24information technology, web design, computer networking, system administration
Office and Administration24office management, administrative assistant
Medical Administration21medical secretary, health and medical administrative
Engineering Technician13electromechanical tech
Law13legal secretary, legal assistant
Beauty and Cosmetology12cosmetology
Science9biological and physical sciences
Therapy and Counseling7psychology
Art Studies4art studies
Drama and Performing Arts1dance
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education
Construction Trades0apparel and textiles, apparel and textile marketing

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree46737
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years030
Award of less than 1 academic year45014
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years406

Skyline College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Skyline College had a total enrollment of 8,359 students (4,898 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 24%
Black 4%
Hispanic 19%
Asian 44%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 20%
20-21 18%
22-24 16%
25-29 14%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown7%

Skyline College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 46 %

Skyline College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of San Bruno, 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.

Skyline College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 794
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,526
Books and supplies $ 1,260

Financial Aid:
Skyline College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 771300)

Skyline College Faculty

Skyline College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track78
Non-tenured and not on tenure track117

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year2*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year2*2*

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year53$85,87053$78,863
All faculty totalacademic year53$85,87053$78,863

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

Skyline College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Apparel and Textiles, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General

Engineering Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General


Medical Administration
Health and Medical Administrative Services, Other
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist
Surgical Technology/Technologist

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

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

Biological and Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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