De Anza College

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School Overview

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.

De Anza College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (408) 864-5678
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014
Setting: City: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 18,669
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 29 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 11,937 (64% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,561
Out-of-state Tuition: $9,526
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 47%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $4,814

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

De Anza College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at De Anza College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 21
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 107
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 53
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 32
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 95
Education 3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 84
English Language and Literature/Letters 12
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 74
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 23
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 21
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 32
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 1
Precision Production 21
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 16
Visual and Performing Arts 89
Grand total 7259

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at De Anza College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $1,561
Out-of-state $9,526
Books and supplies $1,971

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 1,272 47%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,269 47% $4,814
Student loan aid 40 1% $5,095

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 7,015 36% $3,192
Federal student loans 502 3% $5,620

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for De Anza College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled De Anza College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

De Anza College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 18,669
Undergraduate enrollment 18,669
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

De Anza College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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