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The City College of San Francisco (CCSF or City College) is a San Francisco, California, public community college. Established in 1935 as a junior college, the college plays a significant local role, enrolling as many as one in nine residents of San Francisco annually. The Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges accredits CCSF (ACCJC).


CCSF is the largest community college in San Francisco, covering the entire San Francisco Community College District. The college's largest site is the Ocean Avenue campus, surrounding the neighbourhoods of Sunnyside, Westwood Park and Ingleside. In South San Francisco, the financial district, Little Saigon, South Market, Bayview-Hunters Point, Marina District, North Panhandle, and the Mission District, the college has other campuses.


In more than 50 academic programs and over 100 vocational fields, CCSF provides courses. There is a broad variety of credit courses leading to an associate degree that can be used to fulfill the standards of general education for moving to four-year institutions. City College of San Francisco has partnerships in California and throughout the United States with the California State University system, the University of California system, and other private and public universities. There are also free non-credit courses in subjects such as ESL and citizenship, as well as classes for adult education.



CCSF shall provide a sustainable and accessible environment where they support and encourage student possibilities by building on the vibrancy of San Francisco and where they are guided by the principles of inclusiveness, integrity, innovation, creativity, and quality.


Mission Statement

Consistent with their Vision, City College of San Francisco provides educational programs and services that promote student achievement and life-long learning to meet the needs of their diverse community.


The primary mission is to provide programs and services leading to

Transfer to baccalaureate institutions;

  • Associate Degrees in Arts and Sciences;

  • Certificates and career skills needed for success in the workplace;

  • Basic Skills, including learning English as a Second Language and Transitional Studies.


Students can develop their critical thinking, knowledge competency, communication skills, ethical reasoning, and cultural, social, environmental, and personal understanding and accountability in the pursuit of individual educational objectives.


Furthermore, in partnership with participating agencies and community-based organizations, the college provides other programs and services aligned with our primary mission as resources allow and wherever possible.


City College of San Francisco belongs to the community and actively aims to provide all its students with an open, affordable, and high-quality education. The College is committed to offering a variety of resources for academic and student growth that promote the success of students in achieving their academic, cultural and civic achievements. The college recognizes and periodically reviews student learning results to maximize institutional efficacy in order to increase student performance and close equity achievement gaps. The  CCSF mission statement guides institutional preparation, decision making and distribution of resources as part of its dedication to serve as a sustainable community resource.

San Francisco, California is blessed with some of the top colleges in the state.  Make sure to check these out:

  • California College of the Arts

  • UC Hastings College of the Law

  • California College of Arts

  • San Francisco State University

  • University of San Francisco

  • San Francisco Conservatory of Music

  • San Francisco Art Institute

  • University of California San Francisco  


All of these wonderful colleges are located just a short distance from our location located at 100 Pine St #1250 in San Francisco! Stop by for a visit anytime!

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