Foothill College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:
- Category Attribute
- Diversity Diversity in US community colleges
- Student Earnings Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation)
- The teacher population of 293 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
|Foothill 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||293 staff||97 staff|
|Total Enrollment||15,030 students||7,516 students|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||51:1||44:1|
|# Full-Time Students||5,255 students||1,613 students|
|# Part-Time Students||9,775 students||5,903 students|
|% American Indian/Alaskan||-||-|
|% Two or more races|
|% Non Resident races|
|% Unknown races|
|College Completion Rate|
|Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)||$57,200||$34,600|
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS
- College Location Mi. Students
- 23,104 students | 5.30 Mi21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino,  CA  95014
- 8,435 students | 8.30 Mi3000 Mission College Blvd
Santa Clara,  CA  95054
- 9,062 students | 9.00 Mi14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga,  CA  95070
- 6,498 students | 9.50 Mi4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City,  CA  94061
- 9,072 students | 11.40 Mi2100 Moorpark Ave
San Jose,  CA  95128
We look at why millions of Americans are choosing community college over a traditional four-year school today.
Many students enroll in community college with the intent of transferring to a four-year school. Of those who do, many succeed, and yet traditional colleges and universities continue to overlook them. Read on to learn more about why more community college students don’t transfer schools and to receive some tips for making the transfer yourself.
Community college is the only option for many students who either can’t afford a traditional four-year university or who need a more flexible school environment. Just because community college is different, however, doesn’t mean that its students matter any less. The Aspen Prize exists to encourage community colleges to do more for their students and to continually strive for improvement.