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Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA
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San Jose State UniversitySan Jose, CA
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#3 in California Community Colleges
Rankings*#7 in Federal Region IX Universities
#42 in California Colleges
Public, 4 or more years
Associate's - Public Rural-serving Large
School TypePublic, 4 or more years
Master's College and University (larger programs)
Offered Degrees
1 Year Certificate, 1-2 Years Certificate, Associate, 2-4 Years Certificate, Bachelor'sOffered DegreeBachelor's, Post-BS Certificate, Master's, Post-MS Certificate, Doctorate (Other)
Tuition & Fees
cheaper$1,563 California Residents
$9,528 Out-of-State
Undergraduate Tuitionexpensive$7,852 California Residents
$19,732 Out-of-State
-Graduate Tuition$9,286 California Residents
$18,790 Out-of-State
Less$2,510Average Financial Aid AmountMore$8,795
-Test Scores1,140 SAT
66 ACT
-Acceptance Rate64%
(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 PopulationSmaller2,633
Completion & Outcomes
Lower61%Graduate RateHigher64%
Higher11%Transfer-out RateLower4%
-Retention Rate83%
Special Learning Opportunity
Study Abroad
Evening/Weekend College
Special learning OpportunityROTC
Study Abroad
Teacher Certificate
Campus Housing✔ (Dormitory Capacity: 4,059)
Board/Meal Plan✔ (Typical Annual Charge: $5,700)
26 to 1Student to Faculty Ratio26 to 1
591Number of faculties1,921
Lower$84,118Average Faculty SalaryHigher$95,425
*Ranking data is from College Evaluator.