Canada College

  • 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 6,498 students (17% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 48:1 is higher than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 72% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Canada College is one of 3 community colleges within San Mateo County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Canada College is College of San Mateo (7.3 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 134 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Canada College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty134 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Canada College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 48:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Canada College diversity score of 0.66 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment6,498 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio48:144:1
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# Full-Time Students1,100 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students5,398 students5,903 students
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% Asian
9%
13%
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% Hispanic
50%
37%
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% Black
4%
7%
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% White
28%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
2%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.660.73
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College Completion Rate
16%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,800$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,452 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 36% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,022 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 16% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,452$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,022$6,797
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Tuition NotesN/R Tuition - $191.0
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid63%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,595$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,716$5,500
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Source: 2016 (or 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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