Santa Clara County Community Colleges

In Santa Clara County, California, you can find 9 community colleges serving 87,648 students.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic).
The student:teacher ratio of 47:1 is more than the state average of 43:1.

Santa Clara County Community Colleges

  • College Location Students
  • San JoseCarrington College California-San Jose
    Private for-profit
    6201 San Ignacio Ave.
    San JoseCA95119
    (408)360-0840
    711 students
  • CupertinoDe Anza College
    Public
    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
    CupertinoCA95014
    (408)864-5678
    23,625 students
  • San JoseEvergreen Valley College
    Public
    3095 Yerba Buena Rd
    San JoseCA95135
    (408)274-7900
    9,022 students
  • Los Altos HillsFoothill College
    Public
    12345 El Monte Rd
    Los Altos HillsCA94022
    (650)949-7777
    15,410 students
  • GilroyGavilan College
    Public
    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
    GilroyCA95020
    (408)848-4800
    7,216 students
  • MilpitasHeald College-San Jose
    Private for-profit
    341 Great Mall Pky
    MilpitasCA95035
    (408)934-4900
    1,767 students
  • Santa ClaraMission College
    Public
    3000 Mission College Blvd
    Santa ClaraCA95054
    (408)988-2200
    9,953 students
  • San JoseSan Jose City College
    Public
    2100 Moorpark Ave
    San JoseCA95128
    (408)298-2181
    9,657 students
  • SaratogaWest Valley College
    Public
    14000 Fruitvale Ave
    SaratogaCA95070
    (408)867-2200
    10,287 students
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Students Stuck for Four Years to Earn an Associate?s Degree
A recent report revealed that many California community college students take twice as long to get an associate’s degree as is normally required. While community college is less expensive than attending a four-year institution, students who drag out their degree programs lose much of that savings in additional tuition, fees, textbooks, and lost wages. In this article, we examine the reasons why some students take so long to graduate.
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In recent years, interest in competency-based education has risen drastically. It is a form of learning in which students engage in self-paced instruction and assessment of aptitudes rather than attending traditional courses and receiving traditional grades. Seen as the future of community college education by some, and as a cheapened version of a real education by others, competency-based education appears to be here to stay.