Top Santa Clara County Community Colleges

  • For the 2020 school year, there are 8 top community colleges in Santa Clara County, California, serving 80,172 students.
  • The average community college acceptance rate in California is 86% (view national acceptance rates).
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Asian and Hispanic), and the student:teacher ratio is 45:1.

Top Santa Clara County Community Colleges (2020)

  • College Location Students
  • Carrington College-San Jose
    Private, for profit
    6201 San Ignacio Ave.
    San Jose CA  95119
    (408)960-0162

    805 students
  • 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
    Cupertino CA  95014
    (408)864-5678

    23,104 students
  • 3095 Yerba Buena Rd
    San Jose CA  95135
    (408)274-7900

    9,133 students
  • 12345 El Monte Rd
    Los Altos CA  94022
    (650)949-7777

    15,030 students
  • 5055 Santa Teresa Blvd
    Gilroy CA  95020
    (408)848-4800

    5,531 students
  • 3000 Mission College Blvd
    Santa Clara CA  95054
    (408)988-2200

    8,435 students
  • 2100 Moorpark Ave
    San Jose CA  95128
    (408)298-2181

    9,072 students
  • 14000 Fruitvale Ave
    Saratoga CA  95070
    (408)867-2200

    9,062 students
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