Skyline College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,380
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$3,680
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
4%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
8,747
17.8% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
22.4%
139 Graduates

About

Skyline College is a higher education institution located in San Mateo County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Skyline College were Respiratory Care Therapist (1 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 1,253 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Skyline College. 54.1% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.9% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (465 degrees), 1.21 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (383 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Skyline College is $1,380, which is $−6,600 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Skyline College is $1,380, which is $−6,600 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $3,680.

In 2020, 45% of undergraduate students attending Skyline College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, null% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,380
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Skyline College was $1,380. The cost of tuition at Skyline College is $−6,600 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$3,680
2020 Value
22.2%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Skyline College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $3,680. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Skyline College grew by 22.2%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,084
Room and Board
$1,971
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Skyline College was of $15,084 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,971. The cost of room and board increased by 9.47% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

45%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
null%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

45% of undergraduate students at Skyline College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 2.27% with respect to 2019, when 44% 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.
4%
2018 Default Rate
3
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Skyline College was 4%, which represents 3 out of the 75 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 has a total enrollment of 8,747 students. The full-time enrollment at Skyline College is 1,560 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,187. This means that 17.8% of students enrolled at Skyline College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Skyline College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 33.5% Asian, 31.6% Hispanic or Latino, 18.6% White, 5.97% Two or More Races, 2.47% Black or African American, 1.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.114% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Skyline College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Asian Female (19%), followed by Asian Male (18.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (17.1%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

17.8%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Skyline College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,747 students. The full-time enrollment at Skyline College is 1,560 and the part-time enrollment is 7,187. This means that 17.8% of students enrolled at Skyline College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% 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 (60%), Skyline College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    2,930
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,762
  3. White
    1,625

The enrolled student population at Skyline College is 33.5% Asian, 31.6% Hispanic or Latino, 18.6% White, 5.97% Two or More Races, 2.47% Black or African American, 1.31% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.114% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% Black or African American.

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Graduates

In 2020, 103 more women than men received degrees from Skyline College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Skyline College is asian (465 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more asian graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (383 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Skyline College is Respiratory Care Therapist (1 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

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 Engineering Technologies (101 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (40 degrees), and Psychology (110 degrees).

Workforce

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 (190,041 people), Other managers (160,229 people), Postsecondary teachers (114,844 people), Software developers (99,154 people), and Social workers, all other (98,563 people).

The most specialized majors at Skyline College are Engineering Technologies (101 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (40 degrees), Psychology (110 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (60 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Skyline College are Chief executives & legislators, Surgeons, Cardiovascular technologists and technicians, Physicians, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at Skyline College are Engineering Technologies (101 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (40 degrees), Psychology (110 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (60 degrees).

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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 (483,153 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (260,025 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (256,369 people), Computer Systems Design (173,218 people), and Outpatient care centers (152,297 people).

The most specialized majors at Skyline College are Engineering Technologies (101 degrees awarded), Math & Statistics (40 degrees), Psychology (110 degrees), Interdisciplinary Studies (65 degrees), and Personal & Culinary Services (60 degrees).

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Degrees

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
  1. 1 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Skyline College was Respiratory Care Therapist with 1 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

575
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
678
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 575 degrees were awarded to men at Skyline College, which is 0.848 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (678).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 94 degrees were awarded to men at Skyline College in Automotive Engineering Technology, which is 13.4 times more than the 7 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 78 degrees were awarded to women at Skyline College in General Psychology, which is 2.44 times more than the 32 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (29.1%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Skyline College is Female and Asian (29.1% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    465 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    383 degrees awarded
  3. White
    183 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Skyline College is asian (465 degrees awarded). There were 1.21 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (383 degrees).

2.39% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. Asian Male
    234 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    231 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    218 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Skyline College is asian male (234 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more asian male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (231 degrees).

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Operations

Skyline College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $5.21M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Skyline College had a total salary expenditure of $106M. Skyline College employs 130 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Skyline College are Female Instructors (75), Male Instructors(55), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skyline College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 94 employees, Management, with 16 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

Finances

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2020, Skyline College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$49.2M
2020 Salaries
6.53%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Skyline College paid a median of $49.2M in salaries, which represents 46.5% of their overall expenditure ($106M) and a 6.53% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 0.00501% decline from 2018 and a 11.8% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$14.2M
Instructional Salaries
130
Number of Employees

In 2020, Skyline College paid a total of $14.2M to 130 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Skyline College were Instructor with 130 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Skyline College were Office and Administrative Support with 94 employees; Management with 16 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Skyline College was Female Instructor with 75 employees, and Male Instructor with 55 employees.

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

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