• 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 5,799 students (17% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 24:1 is same as the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 79% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,799 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,452
  • Out-state tuition: $8,022
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 240 teachers has grown by 64% over five years.
Canada College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
240 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Canada College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 24:1 has decreased from 48:1 over five years.
The Canada College diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,799 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
24:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,000 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,799 students
6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
13%
12%
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% Hispanic
44%
47%
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% Black
3%
6%
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% White
21%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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% Unknown races
9%
6%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.73
0.70
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College Completion Rate
34%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,800
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,452 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has grown by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,022 is more than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has grown by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,452
$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,022
$7,123
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Tuition Notes
N/R Tuition - $191.0
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
78%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$12,955
$10,376
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$8,356
$6,000
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

  • Ca�ada 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. Ca�ada College is part of the 108 school California Community College system. Ca�ada 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 Ca�ada's students are Latino. Ca�ada 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, Ca�ada 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. Ca�ada 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, Ca�ada College can help you on the path to a new career.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,799 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,452
  • Out-state tuition: $8,022
  • Student:teacher ratio: 24:1
  • Minority enrollment: 79%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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