Skyline College

Public, Four-years School Located in San Bruno, CA

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How much is the Skyline tuition? For the academic year 2022-2023, Skyline's tuition & fees is $1,362 for California residents and $9,508 for out-of-state students based on the NCES data.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $29,465 for California residents and $37,611 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Skyline Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,362
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,508
Books & Supplies Costs$1,971
Off-campus Room & Board$20,858
Off-campus Expenses$5,274
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,267
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$8,422

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Skyline for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $28,343 at Skyline. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is $28,335. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to $17,073.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$8,422$8,420$5,074
Sophomore (2024-25)$7,460$7,458$4,494
Junior (2025-26)$6,608$6,606$3,980
Senior (2026-27)$5,853$5,851$3,525
4 Years Total$28,343$28,335$17,073
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$7,460$7,458$4,494
Sophomore (2025-26)$6,608$6,606$3,980
Junior (2026-27)$5,853$5,851$3,525
Senior (2027-28)$5,185$5,183$3,123
4 Years Total$25,106$25,098$15,122
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$6,608$6,606$3,980
Sophomore (2026-27)$5,853$5,851$3,525
Junior (2027-28)$5,185$5,183$3,123
Senior (2028-29)$4,593$4,591$2,766
4 Years Total$22,239$22,231$13,394
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$5,853$5,851$3,525
Sophomore (2027-28)$5,185$5,183$3,123
Junior (2028-29)$4,593$4,591$2,766
Senior (2029-30)$4,068$4,066$2,450
4 Years Total$19,699$19,691$11,863
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$5,185$5,183$3,123
Sophomore (2028-29)$4,593$4,591$2,766
Junior (2029-30)$4,068$4,066$2,450
Senior (2030-31)$3,603$3,601$2,170
4 Years Total$17,449$17,441$10,507

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Skyline' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,740. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,488.
In-StateOut-of-State
Skyline College$1,362$9,508
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,259
Public Schools$7,023$12,740
Private Schools$20,449
California Four-years Colleges$20,202
Public Schools$3,888$12,488
Private Schools$22,481

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Skyline and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Skyline CollegeSan Bruno, CA$1,362$9,508
Antelope Valley Community College DistrictLancaster, CA$1,124$7,724
Bakersfield CollegeBakersfield, CA$1,430$9,560
Cypress CollegeCypress, CA$1,146$7,986
Feather River Community College DistrictQuincy, CA$1,461$9,531
Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA$1,565$11,510
MiraCosta CollegeOceanside, CA$1,152$8,448
Modesto Junior CollegeModesto, CA$1,276$7,308
Santa Ana CollegeSanta Ana, CA$1,180$8,788
Rio Hondo CollegeWhittier, CA$1,388$9,884
San Diego Mesa CollegeSan Diego, CA$1,144$7,440

Financial Aid and COA

At Skyline College, 3,477 students (45%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $3,778.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Skyline is $33,833 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 235 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $6,408 and the average amount of student loans is $2,729.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$29,465$37,611
Tuition & Fees$1,362$9,508
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$28,103$28,103
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,687$33,833
Average Financial Aid$3,778$3,778
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,47745%$3,778
Pell Grants79310%$4,181
Federal Student Loan210%$4,946
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid23580%-
Grants or Scholarships23580%$6,408
Federal Grants20670%$4,562
Pell Grants8529%$4,912
Other Federal Grants20670%$2,536
State/Local Grants15954%$2,021
Institutional Grants13546%$1,814
Student Loan Aid207%$2,729
Federal Student Loans207%$2,729
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level8484$8,730
0-30,0002626$10,563
30,001-48,0001818$8,723
48,001-75,0003535$7,614
75,001-110,00033$5,921
110,001 or more22$8,708

Student Population

Skyline College has a total of 8,523 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 3,612 male students and 4,164 female students attending Skyline. The school offers online degree programs and 2,561 students enrolled online exclusively (30.05% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate7,776 3,6124,164

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address3300 College Dr, San Bruno, CA
Phone650-738-4100
WEBskylinecollege.edu
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered87 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population8,523
Graduation Rate40%
Transfer-out Rate11%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate27 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties148 (Full-time), 188 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs289 (Full-time), 204 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$105,730
Average Staff Salary$99,252