Canada College

4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City
CA, 94061-1099
Tel: (650)306-3100
6,783 students
Public institution

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Canada College provides students with an opportunity to transfer to four-year universities, earn professional certificates, or improve basic academic skills. Canada is a comprehensive college that offers courses, degrees and certificates in many subject areas. The local community provides the resources that keep classes small and permit us to provide the personal touch to promote student success. We are here to serve the community’s academic and workforce training needs. Canada offers bachelor’s degrees in an array of programs through the first University Center developed in California. More than 1,000 students are on campus earning four-year degrees in nursing, business administration, allied health, child and adolescent development, art, psychology in this unique program initially funded by the California Legislature. This institution of higher learning opens doors for adult learners looking for a career change or advancement in your existing career. You can pursue a career in medical assisting, radiologic technology, multimedia, early-childhood education, fashion design, interior design, human services, accounting, business technology, and many other fields that are described on this site.
School Highlights:
Canada College serves 6,783 students (27% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 64% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Canada College is one of 3 community colleges within San Mateo County, CA.
The nearest community college is College of San Mateo (7.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
Canada College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public

Student Body

The student population of 6,783 teachers has grown by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 46:1 has increased from 38:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.65 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,783 students
1,287 students
Canada College Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
1,865 students
832 students
Canada College Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 4,918 students
1,021 students
Canada College Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
Canada College sch enrollment Canada College sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1% 1%
% Asian
12%
2%
Canada College Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
2%
1%
% Hispanic
45%
7%
Canada College Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
3%
12%
Canada College Black (2006-2012)
% White
36%
66%
Canada College White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Canada College More (2010-2012)
Canada College sch ethnicity Canada College sta ethnicity
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.65 0.45
Canada College Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $888 is less than the state average of $5,917. The in-state tuition has grown by 13% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $4,704 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 503% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $888 $5,917
Canada College In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $4,704 $10,050
Canada College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Cañada College opened in 1968 as part of the three-school San Mateo County Community College District. The college is located on 131 acres in the western part of Redwood City and is conveniently located to Highway 280. The primary service area for the college is the southern portion of San Mateo County, Redwood City, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, San Carlos, Atherton, Portola Valley, La Honda, Woodside, Half Moon Bay, and Pescadero. Cañada College is part of the 108 school California Community College system. Cañada College is one of the smallest community colleges in the Bay Area with approximately 6,500 students. The college is one of only two federally-designated Hispanic Serving Institutions in the Bay Area. Approximately 44 percent of Cañada's students are Latino. Cañada College is one of the few California community colleges offering bachelor's degrees through its University Center. Whether your goal is to complete high school, earn a professional certificate, associate's degree, or to eventually transfer to a four-year college or university, Cañada College is here to help you. We offer a seamless learning environment that can take you from high school to a university degree without ever leaving our campus. Cañada College also opens doors for adult learners looking for a career change. You can pursue a career in medical assisting, radiology, multimedia, early childhood education, fashion and interior design, human services, accounting, business technology, and many other fields that are described through our webpage. Whether you need to start your new career by first learning English or you already have a bachelor's degree, Cañada College can help you on the path to a new career.

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