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.
Dr. Kristina Whalen, President
Degree & Certificate Programs
We currently offer a total of 191 degrees and certificates for the 2023-2024 academic year.
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Associate in Arts: 26
Associate in Science: 28
Associate in Arts for Transfer: 20
Associate in Science for Transfer: 10
Bachelor of Science: 1 (Dental Hygiene)
Certificate of Achievement: 87
Certificate of Proficiency: 13
Certificate of Specialization: 0
Career Certificate: 4
Skills Certificate: 2
Noncredit Certificate: 10
Updated July 20, 2023
Average Class Size
Source: datamart.cccco.edu (Fall 2022)
Foothill serves northern Santa Clara County, educating more than 13,000 students at our main Los Altos Hills and Sunnyvale Center campuses, online and at many community and industry sites each quarter (based on Fall 2022 student headcount of 13,483 (-3% change from prior year) and 2021-2022 annual 9,414 FTES (-16% change from prior year).
Faculty & Staff Total: 620
Academic, Full-Time Tenured/Tenure Track: 169
Academic, Temporary: 307
Classified Staff: 125
Source: datamart.cccco.edu (Fall 2022)
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 facilities? 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, Research & Service Leadership Symposium, Commencement and Heritage Month Celebrations: Latinx (October), Native American (November), Jewish (January), Black History (February), Women’s History (March), Asian Pacific Islander (May), and LGBTQ (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
2021-22 & Fall 2022
Degrees & Certificates AwardedTotal: 2,224*
Bachelor of Science: 76
Associate Degrees: 447
Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT): 556
Technical/Occupational Certificates: 1,145
*Total includes BS, AA, AS, AA-T, AS-T, and CA only.
University of California: 427
California State University: 432
Private & Out-of-State Colleges & Universities: 177**
**Based on most recent 2021-22 data
Financial AidStudents Receiving Financial Aid: 5,320
Total Financial Aid Disbursed: $17,763,509
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**Online includes most 2021-22 enrollment due to continuing recovery from the pandemic.
Native American: <1%
Pacific Islander: 1%
24 & Younger: 61%
25 or Older: 38%
Enrollment StatusFull-Time: 28%
International StudentsAll Visa Types: 548
F1 Visas: 340
Data InformationProvided by Institutional Research and Planning