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Fast Facts

Foothill Fast Facts

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Our Campus

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.

College President

Thuy Thi Nguyen, J.D

Degree & Certificate Programs

We currently offer a total of 166 degrees and certificates for the 2019-2020 academic year.


Associate in Arts: 26
Associate in Science:  25
Associate in Arts for Transfer: 19
Associate in Science for Transfer: 8
Bachelor of Science: 1 (Dental Hygiene)


Certificate of Achievement: 37
Certificate of Proficiency: 19
Certificate of Specialization: 5
Career Certificate: 14
Skills Certificate: 5
Noncredit Certificate: 7

Updated Nov. 15, 2019

Average Class Size

27 Students


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.

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Faculty & Staff Total: 741
Administrators: 30
Academic, Full-Time Tenured/Tenure Track: 179
Academic, Temporary: 408
Classified Staff: 124

Source: (Fall 2018)

Learning Resources

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.

Community Resources

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.

College Activities

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).

Owls Athletics

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

Architectural Awards

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.

Goal Setting DATA 2021-2022

Statistics & Characteristics

2017-2018 & Fall 2018

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Program Statistics


Male and female graduates

Programs Offered
Degrees & Certificates: 110
Degrees & Certificates Awarded

Total: 2,027*
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) 

Total: 1,437
University of California: 647
California State University: 508
Private & Out-of-State Colleges & Universities: 282**
**Based on most recent 2017-2018 data

Financial Aid
Students Receiving Financial Aid: 6,025
Total Financial Aid Disbursed: $14,242,776

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Distance Education

Course Enrollment: 44,759

Student Characteristics

(Fall 2018)

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Student Headcount

Asian: 27%
Black: 5%
Filipinx: 5%
Latinx: 28%
Native American: <1%
Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 31%
Unrecorded: 4%

24 & Younger: 53%
25 or Older: 47%

Female: 51%
Male: 49%

Enrollment Status
Full-Time: 28%
Part-Time: 64%
Non-Credit: 8%

International Students
All Visa Types: 1,306
F1 Visas: 798

Data Information
Provided by Institutional Research and Planning