A Glance at City College of San Francisco
Established in 1935, City College of San Francisco
is the largest multi-campus, single-administration community college district in California,
educating more than 100,000 students annually. It offers credit and noncredit classes
at 10 campuses and more than 100 instructional sites throughout the city of San Francisco.
The College's nearly 2,100 faculty members are dedicated to excellence and provide
instruction in 150 academic and vocational programs.
The College District is governed by a seven-member Board
of Trustees elected every four years by the citizens of San Francisco and a Student
Trustee elected annually by fellow students district-wide. Together with the Citizens'
Bond Oversight Committee, the Board is overseeing major facility improvement projects
funded through bonds approved by the citizens of San Francisco in 1997, 2001 and 2005.
City College takes pride in providing innovative educational
programs that are affordable and accessible. These programs are designed to help students
meet their general educational requirements for four-year colleges and universities;
update their job skills; prepare for a career change; remove educational deficiencies;
or pursue personal enrichment.
About San Francisco
San Francisco, consistently voted "My Favorite
City" by U.S. and international travelers (there were over 16 million visitors in
2006), is a cosmopolitan city of 744,100 people. Located on the hilly tip of a peninsula
in Northern California, it is bounded 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, which includes 6.7 million
people in nine counties. San Francisco's financial district is anchored by a Federal
Reserve Bank and the Pacific Stock Exchange. It also serves as the headquarters for
scores of companies, including about a dozen in the Fortune 500. The City's major
industries are services, including tourism and hospitality, legal services, retail
trade, finance, and insurance. There has also been the development of a Mission Bay
Biotechnology Park as a part of the new UCSF campus, as well as the state's new Institute
for Regenerative Medicine.
San Francisco has a long history of tolerance and diversity. The City recently added
an Asian Art Museum and a newly designed/modernized De Young Museum and the Museum
of African American Diaspora to a list of new cultural centers with plans for six
new museums in the South of Market area (such as the Mexican Museum, and the Jewish
Museum). Further, San Francisco's mild climate encourages outdoor activities throughout
the year. It also has a broad range of cultural facilities, including resident professional
companies of opera, ballet, theater, music, and sports.