De Anza College

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Founded in 1967, De Anza College is a two-year community college that resides in the city of Cupertino, California. It was named after Juan Bautista de Anza, the former Governor of New Mexico and a Novo-Spanish explorer from Spain. With a population of roughly 50,000, Cupertino is relatively small city that owes much its early growth to De Anza College, along with a few other entities, including Apple Computer. A large number of De Anza graduates go on to attend local four-year colleges and universities in the region, including California State University and University of California. In fact, a larger percentage of De Anza’s students consistently transfer to California State University and University of California than from any other community college in California.

Total annual enrollment at De Anza is roughly 22,000 and the college employs 300 full-time faculty and over 600 part-time faculty and staff. The college has a very diverse student body. Students attending De Anza College come from across the United States, as well as many foreign countries. The average class size at De Anza is about 30 students.

De Anza is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges to award associate degrees, certificates and diplimoas. De Anza offers programs in various fields of study and disciplines including cultural studies (African, Hispanic, African, Latine and Native American), visual arts (photography, sculpting, painting, etc.), performing arts (music, etc.), biology, business (accounting, administration, management, marketing, real estate, etc.), communications, computers (programming, computer science ans systems analysis), education, engineering (computer, electrical, mechanical and general), drafting, foreign language (French, German and Spanish), health sciences, psychology and social sciences, among others.

General Information

Admission Office

21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 864-5300
Fax: (408) 864-8329

Contact: Kathleen Moberg
Dean of Admissions and Records
Main Address

21250 Stevens Creek Boulevard
Cupertino, CA 95014
(408) 864-5678


Total undergrads: 26,173
Degree-seeking undergrads: 18,211


Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Limited admission for nursing and physical therapist assistant applicants.

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
African-American Studies A
Asian American Studies A
Hispanic-American Studies A
Latin American Studies A
Native American Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Art History/Criticism/Conservation A,C
Ceramics A,C
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Film Production/Cinematography A,C
Music – General A
Painting A,C
Photography A
Printmaking A,C
Sculpture A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Marketing Management A,C
Office Management C
Purchasing/Procurement/Contracts A,C
Real Estate A,C
Taxation A,C

Communications & Journalism
Communications/Rhetoric A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A,C
Computer Science A
Computer Systems Analysis A,C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A

Early Childhood Education A,C

Computer Engineering – General A
Electrical/Communications Engineering A
Engineering – General A
Mechanical Engineering A

Engineering Technologies
Drafting and Design Technology A,C

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A
Technical/Business Writing A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
French A
German A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Electrocardiograph Technology C
Medical Administrative Assistance C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Laboratory Assistance C
Medical Transcription C
Nursing (RN) A
Physical Therapy Assistance C

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies
Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mathematics – General A

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Astronomy A
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Psychology – General A
Science Technologies
Biology Technician A,C

Security & Protective Services
Law Enforcement Administration A
Security/Loss Prevention A,C

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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