Skyline College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,288
6.67% growth from 2021
2022 Average Net Price
$5,161
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
3.08%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
8,523
20.1% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
40.1%
209 Graduates

About

Skyline College is a higher education institution located in San Mateo County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Skyline College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (216 degrees awarded), General Health Services (113 degrees), and Biological & Physical Sciences (106 degrees).

In 2022, 1,136 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Skyline College. 59.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 40.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (438 degrees), 1.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (377 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Skyline College is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Skyline College is $1,288, which is $−6,824 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,161.

In 2022, 45% of undergraduate students attending Skyline College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,288
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Skyline College was $1,288. The cost of tuition at Skyline College is $−6,824 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,161
2022 Value
5.65%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Skyline College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,161. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Skyline College grew by 5.65%.

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Other Student Expenses

$20,858
Room and Board
$1,971
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Skyline College was of $20,858 in 2022. The cost of room and board increased by 6.37% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,971. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

45% of undergraduate students at Skyline College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 12.5% with respect to 2021, when 40% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
3.08%
2019 Default Rate
2
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Skyline College was 3.08%, which represents 2 out of the 65 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Skyline College had a total enrollment of 8,523 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Skyline College is 1,713 students and the part-time enrollment is 6,810. This means that 20.1% of students enrolled at Skyline College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Skyline College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.6% Hispanic or Latino, 32.6% Asian, 18.1% White, 6.78% Two or More Races, 2.14% Black or African American, 1.35% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0821% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Skyline College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Male (20.4%), followed by Asian Female (16.3%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (16.3%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

20.1%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Skyline College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,523 students. The full-time enrollment at Skyline College is 1,713 and the part-time enrollment is 6,810. This means that 20.1% of students enrolled at Skyline College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2020 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Skyline College was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Skyline College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,863 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    2,781 enrolled students
  3. White
    1,542 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Skyline College is 33.6% Hispanic or Latino, 32.6% Asian, 18.1% White, 6.78% Two or More Races, 2.14% Black or African American, 1.35% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.0821% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 193 students (2.26%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 226 more women than men received degrees from Skyline College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Skyline College is asian (438 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (377 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Skyline College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (216 degrees awarded), followed by General Health Services (113 degrees) and Biological & Physical Sciences (106 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Skyline College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Interdisciplinary Studies (106 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (35 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (319 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Skyline College are Elementary & middle school teachers (267,156 people), Other managers (184,291 people), Postsecondary teachers (130,338 people), Social workers, all other (117,258 people), and Secondary school teachers (108,748 people).

The most specialized majors at Skyline College in 2022 are Interdisciplinary Studies (106 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (35 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (319 degrees), Math & Statistics (26 degrees), and Psychology (78 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Skyline College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Skyline College are Interdisciplinary Studies (106 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (35 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (319 degrees), Math & Statistics (26 degrees), and Psychology (78 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Skyline College are Elementary & secondary schools (688,132 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (309,130 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (305,392 people), Outpatient care centers (193,025 people), and Computer Systems Design (178,809 people).

The most specialized majors at Skyline College are Interdisciplinary Studies (106 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (35 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (319 degrees), Math & Statistics (26 degrees), and Psychology (78 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Skyline College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 216 degrees awarded
  2. 113 degrees awarded
  3. 106 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Skyline College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 216 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

455
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
681
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 455 degrees were awarded to men at Skyline College, which is 0.668 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (681).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 115 degrees were awarded to men at Skyline College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.747 times less than the 154 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 154 degrees were awarded to men at Skyline College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.34 times more than the 115 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Two or More Races Male
Highest Graduation Rate (57.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Skyline College is Male and Two or More Races (57.1% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.957% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    438 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    377 degrees awarded
  3. White
    146 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Skyline College is asian (438 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (377 degrees).

2.38% of degree recipients (27 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Female
    246 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    226 degrees awarded
  3. Asian Male
    192 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Skyline College is asian female (246 degrees awarded). There were 1.09 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (226 degrees).

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Operations

Skyline College employs 136 Instructors. Most academics at Skyline College are Female Instructor (76), and Male Instructor (60).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skyline College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 94 employees, Management, with 15 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$43M
2022 Salaries
23.3%
decline from 2021

In 2022, Skyline College paid a median of $43M in salaries, a 23.3% decline from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$16M
Instructional Salaries
136
Number of Employees

In 2022, Skyline College paid a total of $16M to 136 employees working as instructors, which represents 37.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
136 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
94 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Skyline College was Instructor with 136 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skyline College were Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees, Management with 15 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Skyline College was Female Instructor with 76 employees, and Male Instructor with 60 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Skyline College.

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