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City College of San Francisco

City College of San Francisco (CCSF) is a public, two-year community college accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community & Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Since its founding in 1935, City College has evolved into a multicultural, multi-campus community college that is one of the largest in the country. With approved bond measures the College renovated, expanded, and developed new buildings and facilities throughout San Francisco. The College currently serves over 60,000 students (credit and noncredit) through the Ocean Campus, eight Centers, and a number of neighborhood sites. The students of CCSF are a highly diverse population and a reflection of the diverse cultures, values, orientations, and ethnicities of the Bay Area and surrounding region. 

CCSF offers courses in more than 50 academic programs and over 100 occupational disciplines. There is a full range of credit courses leading to the Associate of Arts and Science degrees, most of which meet the general education requirements for transfer to a four-year colleges and universities. 

As a result of the 2014 Evaluation Team Visit, ACCJC granted Restoration Status to City College of San Francisco in January 2015. Under Restoration Status, the College had two years to demonstrate it fully meets all Eligibility Requirements, Accreditation Standards, and Commission Policies. The Institutional Self Evaluation Report in Support of Reaffirmation of Accreditation was submitted to the ACCJC, and the Accreditation team conducted their site visit in October to re-evaluate our progress for continued accreditation.

The ACCJC will render a decision in early 2017. Maybe also that we expect a positive decision and are confident that we meet the Standards.


San Francisco 

San Francisco is a cosmopolitan city of nearly 800,000 people. Located on the hilly tip of a peninsula in Northern California, it is bound by the Pacific Ocean to the west, San Francisco Bay to the north and east, and Silicon Valley to the south. With its many foreign consulates and trade offices, San Francisco is a gateway to world trade. The City is the economic hub of the Bay Area. Since the 1990’s San Francisco’s economy has moved towards the growing field of high tech, biotechnology, and medical research. In 2004, the City approved a payroll tax exemption for biotechnology companies to foster growth in the Mission Bay neighborhood, site of a second campus and hospital of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The City’s other major industries are the service economy, tourism and hospitality, financial services, and city government. San Francisco has a long history of tolerance and diversity. 

San Francisco also has a broad range of cultural facilities, including resident professional companies of opera, ballet, theater, music, and sports. Its many museums include the Asian Art Museum, the De Young Museum, and the Museum of African American Diaspora, as well as a variety of cultural centers. A Mission Bay biotechnology park has been developed as part of the UCSF campus and serves as the state’s Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Further, San Francisco’s mild climate encourages outdoor activities throughout the year.




City College of San Francisco
50 Phelan Avenue, San Francisco, CA. 94112
(415) 239-3000

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