City College of San Francisco

San Francisco, CA 94112
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City College of San Francisco is one of the one hundred three public 2-year colleges in California. The campus is located in an urban area, in San Francisco.

According to the NCES 2017 report, a total of 26,299 students attend the school. Every year 32% of the graduating class students graduate in 150% of the time it takes to complete their studies.

Out-of-state tuition and fees for the 2017-2018 academic year were $7,412 and $1,598 respectively.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students26,299
Student to Faculty Ratio24:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate72%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 17 60
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 5 40
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 62.6%
  • NCLEX-RN: 87.5%

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Institutional Accreditations
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
01/01/1952 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$46/credit
In State Students$46/credit
Out of State Students$218/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $2,070 $2,070 $9,810
ADN 70 $3,220 $3,220 $15,260
BSN 125 $5,750 $5,750 $27,250
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 59% of City College of San Francisco's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 38% $4,905
Other Federal Grant 27% $366
State Grant & Scholarships 56% $1,672
Institutional Grant & Scholarships -- --
Federal Student Loans 2% $5,220
Private Loans -- --


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$2,879
$30,001 to $48,000$3,743
$48,001 to $75,000$6,072
$75,001 to $110,000$10,324
Over $110,000--

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Two or more races
Non-resident alien
Race/ethnicity unknown
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and California state board of nursing.
City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Ave
San Francisco, CA 94112

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