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%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 15,123 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,551
  • Out-state tuition: $8,256
  • Student:teacher ratio: 35:1
  • Minority enrollment: 71%
  • 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 14% over five years.
Foothill College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Baccalaureate/Associate's Colleges: Associate's Dominant
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
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 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 Enrollment
15,123 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
35:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
4,169 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
10,954 students
6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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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%
n/a
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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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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CA.
Diversity Score
0.77
0.70
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College Completion Rate
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.
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 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
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 2019-20 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
45%
79%
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 2019-20 school year data.
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
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 2018-19 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 15,123 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,551
  • Out-state tuition: $8,256
  • Student:teacher ratio: 35:1
  • Minority enrollment: 71%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

Santa Clara County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.69, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. 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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