School Highlights

Foothill College serves 14,605 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 34:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 14,605 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,551
  • Out-state tuition: $8,256
  • Student:teacher ratio: 34:1
  • Minority enrollment: 69%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Foothill College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 434 teachers has grown by 48% over five years.
Foothill College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Four or more years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
434 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Foothill College has declined by 6% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 34:1 has decreased from 35:1 over five years.
The Foothill College diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
14,605 students
7,899 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
34:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,016 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
10,589 students
6,239 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Foothill College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
915 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
4,016 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
10,589 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
23%
14%
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% Hispanic
24%
45%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
31%
26%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
11%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.79
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
56%
28%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Foothill College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of CA by year, with the latest 2014-15 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
6.87%
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$57,200
$34,700
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Foothill College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CA by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,551 is more than the state average of $1,246. 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 $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,551
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$8,256
$6,603
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Foothill College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
70%
86%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Foothill College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$10,500
$10,500
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 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,093
$6,239
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Foothill College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CA by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Foothill College cost?

Foothill College's tuition is approximately $1,551 for In-State students and $8,256 for Out-State students.

What schools are Foothill College often compared to?

Foothill Collegeis often viewed alongside schools like De Anza College by visitors of our site.

What is Foothill College's ranking?

Foothill College ranks among the top 20% of community college in California for: Diversity in US community colleges and Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation).

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 14,605 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,551
  • Out-state tuition: $8,256
  • Student:teacher ratio: 34:1
  • Minority enrollment: 69%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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For Santa Clara County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,336 per year for in-state students and $6,889 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Santa Clara County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.70, which is equal to the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Santa Clara County, CA is Foothill College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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