Foothill College Fast Facts
Founding Date: Jan. 15, 1957
First Classes Offered: Sept. 15, 1958
Foothill College Opening: Sept. 5, 1961
Campus Size: 122 acres
Our main campus is located in the rolling hills of Los Altos Hills. The campus adjoins El Monte Road and Interstate 280, the scenic Junipero Serra Freeway.
Architectural AwardsAmerican Institute of Architects; Honor Award, 1962, Award of Merit, 1963, Special Commendation 1980. Progressive Architecture Magazine; Design Award.
Foothill College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), Western Association of Schools and Colleges.
Foothill programs are also accredited by the:
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- American Dental Association Commission on Dental Accreditation
- American Medical Association Council on Medical Education
- Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
- National Board for Respiratory Care
Associate Degree Programs: 79
Specialty Certificate Programs: 107
Average Class Size
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Faculty & Staff Total: 795
Academic, Full-Time Tenured/Tenure Track: 187
Academic, Temporary: 447
Classified Staff: 129
Source: datamart.cccco.edu (Fall 2016)
Learning ResourcesLibrary, Teaching & Learning Center, STEM Center, IDEA Lab, Student Resources Center (Disability, Veterans, and Foster Youth Support), Family Engagement Institute, Honors Institute, Transfer Center, Computer Lab, Golf Instruction Complex, Krause Center for Innovation, Dental Health Clinic and the Wellness Center.
Community ResourcesFoothill College is a rich community resource offering many outstanding programs and facilities including: Krause Center for Innovation, Japanese Cultural Center, Observatory, Bamboo Garden, Olympic-Size Swimming Pool, Softball/Soccer Field, Robert C. Smithwick Theater, Dental Health Clinic, Football Stadium and All-Weather Track. For fine arts facilities and theaters facilities rental information contact Kay Thornton at 650.949.7252.
College ActivitiesMany cultural and community events and student clubs including: Kiwanis Silicon Valley Bowl (December), Transfer Day (October), Career Fair, Club Day, International Students Night, Scholarship Ceremony, Commencement and
Heritage Month Celebrations: African American Heritage Month (February), Women’s History Month (March), Asian Pacific Islander Month (April), Latino Heritage Month (May) and Gay Lesbian Heritage Month (June).
Foothill College has a comprehensive intercollegiate athletics program. Foothill teams and coaches enjoy a celebrated tradition of success in athletics and academics. Foothill is a member of the Coast Conference of the California Community College Commission on Athletics and NorCal Football Conference. For detailed information, visit foothill.edu/athletics.