Foothill 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.
Degree & Certificate Programs
We currently offer a total of 167 degrees and certificates for the 2018-2019 academic year.
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Associate in Arts: 26
Associate in Science: 25
Associate in Arts for Transfer: 18
Associate in Science for Transfer: 8
Bachelor of Science: 1 (Dental Hygiene)
Certificate of Achievement: 39
Certificate of Proficiency: 24
Certificate of Specialization: 5
Career Certificate: 16
Skills Certificate: 5
Updated March 6, 2019
Average Class Size
Foothill serves northern Santa Clara County, educating more than 15,000 students at our main Los Altos Hills and Sunnyvale Center campuses, online and at many community and industry sites each quarter.
Faculty & Staff Total: 741
Academic, Full-Time Tenured/Tenure Track: 179
Academic, Temporary: 408
Classified Staff: 124
Source: datamart.cccco.edu (Fall 2018)
Library, 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.
Foothill 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. Interested in renting one of our facilites? Contact our Facilities Rental Office.
Many 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 Owls Athletics.
American 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.
Our accreditation was reaffirmed in January 2018 after the completion of a comprehensive self-study in August of 2017 and site evaluation team visit on October 9-13, 2017.
Statistics & Characteristics
2017-2018 & Fall 2018
Programs OfferedDegrees & Certificates: 110
Degrees & Certificates Awarded
Bachelor of Science: 23
Associate Degrees: 544
Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT): 529
Technical/Occupational Certificates: 931
*Total includes BS, AA, AS, AA-T, AS-T, and CA (27-quarter unit certificates only)
University of California: 481
California State University: 508
Private & Out-of-State Colleges & Universities: 280**
**Based on most recent 2016-2017 data
Financial AidStudents Receiving Financial Aid: 6,025
Total Financial Aid Disbursed: $14,242,776
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Course Enrollment: 44,759
Native American: <1%
Pacific Islander: 1%
24 & Younger: 53%
25 or Older: 47%
Enrollment StatusFull-Time: 28%
International StudentsAll Visa Types: 1,306
F1 Visas: 798
Data InformationProvided by Institutional Research and Planning