De Anza College
- De Anza's multicultural community provides a welcoming and supportive environment for all students. We have an excellent International Student Program, serving nearly 800 students from all over the world. Students of all ages come to De Anza to learn, discover and improve the quality of their lives. Our support services for students with disabilities have become models for other community colleges.
De Anza College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Diversity Diversity in US community colleges
- Community Size Largest student body
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 438 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|De Anza College||(CA) Community College Avg.|
|Institution Level||At least 2 but less than 4 years||At least 2 but less than 4 years|
|Total Faculty||438 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||23,104 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||53:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||11,086 students||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||12,018 students||5,903 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||-|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$48,800||$34,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- De Anza offers two-year transfer programs and high-demand career programs leading to an Associate in Arts or an Associate in Science degree. In addition, certificates of completion, achievement and proficiency are awarded upon satisfactory completion of certain vocational programs that require less than two years of study. The college is known for its dynamic student activities program, which features successful intercollegiate athletic competitions, intramural team sports, more than 40 student clubs and an active student government. De Anza receives official recognition from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. The Special Education Division offers a comprehensive program in our Computer Access Lab serving the computer related needs of students with disabilities. The state-funded High Tech Center Training Unit is a training and support facility for community college programs in assistive technology.
- College Location Mi. Students
- 9,062 students | 4.00 Mi14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga,  CA  95070
- 15,030 students | 5.30 Mi12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos,  CA  94022
- 8,435 students | 6.10 Mi3000 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara,  CA  95054
- 9,072 students | 6.50 Mi2100 Moorpark Ave
San Jose,  CA  95128
- 6,498 students | 14.80 Mi4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City,  CA  94061
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