Foothill College

School Highlights

Foothill College serves 15,123 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 35:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 77%.

Top Rankings

Foothill College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 434 teachers has grown by 14% over five years.
Foothill College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's DominantAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelFour or more yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty434 staff308 staff
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School CalendarLink to School Calendar

Student Body

The student population of Foothill College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 35:1 has decreased from 51:1 over five years.
The Foothill College diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment15,123 students8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio35:124:1
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# Full-Time Students4,169 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students10,954 students6,350 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
24%
12%
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% Hispanic
29%
47%
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% Black
4%
6%
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% White
29%
23%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
5%
2%
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% Unknown races
2%
6%
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Diversity Score0.770.70
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College Completion Rate
56%
28%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$57,200$34,700
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,551 is less than the state average of $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $8,256 is more than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,551$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees$8,256$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid45%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,500$10,376
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Foothill College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2018-19 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,853$6,000
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Foothill College is De Anza College (5.3 miles away).
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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,997 per year for in-state students and $7,123 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $21,060 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.