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IPEDS ID: 112190
OPE ID: 00450200
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City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898
General information:  (415) 239-3000
Type:  2-year, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  23,391 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  20 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education opportunities - undergraduate level
Study abroad
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
On-campus day care for students' children
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty by primary function, Fall 2015Full timePart time
Total faculty674772
Research and public service00
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,665$1,710$1,746$1,7641.0%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$10,962$11,268$11,493$11,9704.2%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Off Campus$17,913$18,275$18,534$19,3994.7%
Off Campus with Family$7,212$7,259$7,302$8,04610.2%
Off Campus$22,911$23,749$24,490$25,3553.5%
Off Campus with Family$12,210$12,733$13,258$14,0025.6%
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Alternative Tuition Plans
  • No alternative tuition plans are offered by this institution.
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2014-2015
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid171258%————
Grant or scholarship aid70458%$3,635,705$5,164
Federal grants56346%$2,680,263$4,761
Pell grants56246%$2,635,223$4,689
Other federal grants40033%$45,040$113
State/local government grant or scholarships66254%$955,442$1,443
Institutional grants or scholarships00%$0
Student loan aid464%$255,735$5,559
Federal student loans464%$255,735$5,559
Other student loans00%$0
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid111,49449%$29,886,237$2,600
Pell grants5,33923%$19,006,995$3,560
Federal student loans5792%$2,845,181$4,914
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$4,268$4,865$4,849
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2012-20132013-20142014-2015
$0 – $30,000$3,032$3,358$3,742
$30,001 – $48,000$3,662$4,221$4,207
$48,001 – $75,000$6,000$6,451$6,053
$75,001 – $110,000$7,017$8,036$9,029
$110,001 and more$10,190
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2015
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)23,391
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment1,874
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 28%
Part-time: 72%Student Gender:
Male: 46%
Female: 54%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 34%
Black or African American: 8%
Hispanic/Latino: 24%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 22%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 2%
Non-resident alien: 4%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 43%
25 and over: 57%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 91%
Out-of-state: 1%
Foreign countries: 7%
Unknown: 0%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2014.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 6%
Enrolled in some distance education: 10%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 85%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students
Student retention:
Full-time students: 67%
Part-time students: 35%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2014 and Returned in Fall 2015
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 23 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2015.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 32%
Transfer-out rate: 12%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 30%
Female: 33%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 40%
Black or African American: 11%
Hispanic/Latino: 22%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 33%
Two or more races: 25%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 47%
Non-resident alien: 34%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Graduation Rates by Time to Completion

Graduation rates can be measured over different lengths of time. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program. For example, the "normal" amount of time for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., 4 years for a 2-year program).

Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2011 or Fall 2012, by Time to Completion
Graduation Rates for Students Who Began Their Program in Fall 2011 or Fall 2012, by Time to Completion
[Began in Fall 2011]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 10%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 27%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: 35%
[Began in Fall 2012]
Within "Normal time" for the program: 11%
Within 150% of "Normal time" for the program: 32%
Within Twice as Long as "Normal time" for the program: %
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgram<1
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management-12-
Landscaping and Groundskeeping-172-
Plant Nursery Operations and Management-0--
Category total-184-
Architecture and Related Services
Architectural Technology/Technician--5-
Category total--5-
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Ethnic Studies7-3-
Women's Studies--1-
Category total7-4-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-012-
Category total-012-
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping10-7-
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General5-2-
Banking and Financial Support Services-24-
Business Administration and Management, General--13-
Business/Commerce, General13d-44-
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce0---
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management-06-
International Business/Trade/Commerce6---
Labor and Industrial Relations0-1-
Office Management and Supervision21---
Real Estate6-9-
Retail Management-0--
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General9-3-
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations39-6-
Category total109d295-
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects24d6--
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production0---
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant56---
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design28---
Category total108d6--
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Radio and Television34---
Speech Communication and Rhetoric1d-10-
Category total35d211-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General7d---
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance6-29-
Computer Programming/Programmer, General50d---
Computer Science--24-
Computer Support Specialist33d---
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications49d---
Information Technology--0-
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design1---
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster13d---
Category total159d-53-
Construction Trades
Building Construction Technology3---
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager972-
Plumbing Technology/Plumber3---
Category total1772-
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs17---
Teacher Assistant/Aide6---
Category total23---
Category total--11-
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD13---
Biomedical Technology/Technician63-4-
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General0---
Engineering Technology, General--1-
Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Engineering Technology/Technician3---
Category total79-5-
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General--6-
Category total--6-
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management1557-
Child Care and Support Services Management25---
Child Care Provider/Assistant129276-
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General12---
Category total181783-
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature5-1-
Filipino/Tagalog Language and Literature1---
French Language and Literature2-1-
German Language and Literature0---
Italian Language and Literature1-0-
Japanese Language and Literature4-1-
Spanish Language and Literature10-6-
Category total23-9-
Health Professions and Related Programs
Cardiovascular Technology/Technologist0--0
Community Health and Preventive Medicine58d---
Dental Assisting/Assistant-38-
Electrocardiograph Technology/Technician35---
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)204304-
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician204421-
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other36---
Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other--22d-
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant0---
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training-45--
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder-24--
Medical Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiation Therapist-05-
Medical/Clinical Assistant13214-
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant22---
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer--23-
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse--79-
Substance Abuse/Addiction Counseling18---
Category total394d178176d0
History, General--5-
Category total--5-
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services
Criminal Justice/Police Science13-46-
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician87-12-
Forensic Science and Technology4---
Category total104-58-
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Assistant/Paralegal-130-
Category total-130-
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies--253-
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-2548-
Category total-254261-
Library Science
Library and Archives Assisting12-3-
Category total12-3-
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General--29-
Category total--29-
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician-504-
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician-534-
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Technology/Technician6---
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician4---
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician105-7-
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General13-4-
Small Engine Mechanics and Repair Technology/Technician22-0-
Category total15010319-
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences--254-
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other19---
Category total19-254-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science--0-
Category total--0-
Personal and Culinary Services
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General-029-
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager004-
Category total0033-
Physical Sciences
Physics, General--9-
Category total--9-
Precision Production
Welding Technology/Welder1---
Category total1---
Psychology, General--56-
Category total--56-
Social Sciences
Economics, General--1-
Geography, Other10---
Political Science and Government, General--5-
Social Sciences, General--433-
Social Sciences, Other--6-
Category total10-471-
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General--3-
Cinematography and Film/Video Production--4-
Dance, General10-3-
Fashion/Apparel Design330-
Graphic Design3236-
Interior Design--2-
Category total45621-
Grand total1,4765961,6950
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2014-2015
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: 942
DoD Tuition Assistance Program: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits: $398
Full-time students: 70%
Part-time students: 54%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time61%49%
200 percent of normal time71%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
Other DivisionMenWomen
Track and Field, Outdoor167
Track and Field, X-Country135
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges1/1/1952 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)2/24/1961 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers(!)1/1/1970 -  Accredited
Radiologic Technology (RADTT) - Programs for radiation therapists7/1/1988 -  Accredited
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2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession344
Drug law violations405
Liquor law violations300
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible12
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Statutory rape0
Aggravated assault100
Motor vehicle theft453
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201320122011
Default rate18.7%16.6%21.1%
Number in default213186228
Number in repayment1,1391,1161,079
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)