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Skyline College is part of the San Mateo County Community College District (SMCCCD) and offers a great education to students from all over the Bay Area. The 111-acre site, just west of Skyline Boulevard in San Bruno, is convenient to residents of South San Francisco, Daly City, Colma, Brisbane, San Bruno, and Pacifica. Although its chief service area is northern San Mateo County, Skyline enrolls students from the entire district.

Skyline College opened in 1969 and is one of three community colleges in the San Mateo County Community College District. The District also includes Cañada College in Redwood City, and the College of San Mateo. SMCCCD has served the educational needs of hundreds of thousands of county residents since 1922 when the San Mateo Junior College first opened its doors.

 

President's Welcome

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Congratulations to you for selecting one of the most exemplary, innovative and academically excellent community colleges in the state, Skyline College. The richness of diversity in the cultures, backgrounds, languages, experiences, histories and perspectives is a reflection of the larger world culture making life fuller and more meaningful as what is global evolves into that which is local. The programs and services are designed to give you the opportunity and tools to become connected to human history and broad areas of human knowledge. As a comprehensive community college, we are able to meet a wide range of academic goals including transfer, career technical preparation and basic skill development so you may succeed in college-level programs of study.

Skyline College has a building bearing an inscription that reads, “The future belongs to those who believe in their dreams.” Well if that inscription is true then the future belongs to you. It belongs to the many family members and friends who believe in you.  It belongs to your brothers and sisters, cousins, nieces and nephews who are looking up to you right now and having the value of education ingrained in them as that which is a minimally expected obligation to be a good, decent and engaged person in this society.

There was a time when California believed that education should not be preserved for the elite –that indeed, everyone who had the ability to benefit from an education should have access to higher education. That belief enshrined in the California Master Plan for Higher Education was the basis for the incredible economic advancement of the golden State. It is in jeopardy, unless we as a public remain committed to the investment of public education even during austere times and lest you as students and potential students regard this opportunity to study, learn and grow to be one of the most valued privileges on this planet. The esteemed faculty and staff are here to support you as you navigate this college on your educational journey.

Get an education as if the entire planet depends upon it—because it does.

Sincerely,

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Dr. Regina Stanback Stroud
President
Skyline College