Foothill College

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7325
Fax: (650) 949-7048

Contact: Jerry Cellilo
Interim Dean Counseling and Matriculation

Main Address

12345 El Monte Road
Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
(650) 949-7777


Total undergrads: 20,901
Degree-seeking undergrads: 8,270


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: Allied health programs have special prerequisites: using point system to rank required college-level and general education classes, top 20-40 students selected for admission. Must be 2-year transfer.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C
Landscaping A,C
Plant/Nursery Operations A,C
Viticulture & enology A,C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
American Studies A
Women’s Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A,C
Art History/Criticism/Conservation A,C
Commercial/Advertising Art A,C
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A,C
Music – General A,C
Music – General Performance C
Music History/Literature C
Music Theory/Composition C
Photography A,C
Theater Design/Stagecraft A,C

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Bioinformatics A
Biology A
Biotechnology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Accounting Technology C
Business Administration/Management A,C
Business Communications C
E-Commerce C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
International Business A
Office Management C
Real Estate A,C
Small Business Administration C
Tourism/Travel Services A,C

Communications & Journalism
Broadcast Journalism A,C
Communications/Rhetoric A,C
Mass Communications/Media Studies A,C
Publishing C
Radio/Television A,C

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Graphics A,C
Computer Networking/Telecommunications C
Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Programming – Vendor/Product Certification C
Computer Science A,C
Computer Systems Analysis C
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Computer/Systems Security C
Data Processing Technology C
Database Management A,C
Game design and development C
Informatics A,C
Information Technology A,C
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A,C
System Administration C
Web/Multimedia Design C
Web/Multimedia Management C
Word Processing C

Construction Trades
Construction Trades – General C
Electrician A,C
Pipefitting C
Plumbing C
Power/Electric Transmission C

Early Childhood Education A,C

Engineering – General A
Software Engineering A

Engineering Technologies
Biomedical Engineering Technology A,C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Nanotechnology A,C

English Language & Literature
Creative Writing A
English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management C
Child Care Service C
Child Development A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
Chinese A
French A
Japanese A
Linguistics A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Athletic Training/Sports Medicine A,C
Dental Assistance A,C
Dental Hygiene A
Diagnostic Medical Sonography A
Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Pharmacy Assistance A,C
Physician Assistance A
Predentistry A
Premedicine A
Prepharmacy A
Preveterinary Medicine A
Radiologic Technology/Medical Imaging A
Respiratory Therapy A
Respiratory Therapy Technician A,C
Veterinarian Assistance A,C

History – General A

Law & Legal Studies
Prelaw A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science
Library Assistance A,C

Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Aircraft Mechanics A,C
Heating/A.C./Refrigeration Mechanics C

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Intercultural/Multicultural/Diversity Studies A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness
Health/Physical Fitness C

Philosophy & Religion
Philosophy A

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Geology A
Physics A

Precision Production Trades
Ironworking C
Sheet Metal Technology C

Psychology – General A

Public Administration & Services
Community Organization/Advocacy C

Science Technologies
Biology Technician A,C

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General 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.

Foothill College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(650) 949-7777
Type of School:4-year, Public
Address:12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:15,369
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:25 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:8,211 (53% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$1,551
Out-of-state Tuition:$8,571
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:36%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$3,651

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Foothill College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Foothill College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services27
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services22
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services37
Construction Trades11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields22
English Language and Literature/Letters2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences31
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics4
Health Professions and Related Programs610
Legal Professions and Studies1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies2
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences2
Social Sciences16
Visual and Performing Arts48
Grand total2769

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Foothill College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services12
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Social Sciences3
Visual and Performing Arts12
Grand total210

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Foothill 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 Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,791

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid41836%
Grant or scholarship aid39634%$3,651
Student loan aid303%$4,927

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,18326%$2,148
Federal student loans3832%$6,480

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Foothill 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 Foothill College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

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

Foothill College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment15,369
Undergraduate enrollment15,369
Graduate enrollment0

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

Foothill College Accreditation

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

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Assisting (DA)
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

*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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