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Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA
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#3 in California Community Colleges
Rankings*#97 in National Universities
#26 in California Colleges
Public, 4 or more years
Associate's - Public Rural-serving Large
School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Research University (high research activity)
Offered Degrees
1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, Associate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor'sOffered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Doctorate (Research), Doctorate (Professional Practice), Doctorate (Other)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$1,563 California Residents
$9,528 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$7,510 California Residents
$19,390 Out-of-State
-Graduate Tuition$8,944 California Residents
$18,448 Out-of-State
Less$2,510Average Financial Aid AmountMore$8,370
-Test Scores1,215 SAT
75 ACT
-Acceptance Rate34%
(Enrollment Rate)
Application Requirements
(Required or Recommended to submit)
High School GPA
High School Record (or Transcript)
Completion of College Preparatory Program
Admission Test Scores
Dual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credit for Military Training
Accepted CreditsDual Credits
Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Credits for Life Experiences
Credit for Military Training
6,106Total Enrollment6,106
5,143Undergraduate Student Population5,143
963Graduate Student Population963
Larger5,547Online Student PopulationSmaller646
Completion & Outcomes
Lower61%Graduate RateHigher73%
Higher11%Transfer-out RateLower3%
-Retention Rate89%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 5,931)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,578)
Less Students per Faculty26 to 1Student to Faculty RatioMore Students per Faculty27 to 1
591Number of faculties1,802
Lower$84,118Average Faculty SalaryHigher$97,875
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.