Foothill College Overview
Foothill College is a public institution situated in Los Altos Hills, California. Foothill College is located in a safe and convenient suburb.
What Is Foothill College Known For?
- The bachelor's degree is the highest award offered at Foothill College.
- In 2017-2018, 31% of the faculty were full-time.
- After graduation, Foothill College bachelor's degree recipients go on to jobs where they make $46,500 a year. That's about 14% more than their peers at other schools.
Foothill College Rankings
Foothill College landed the #418 spot in our 2021 ranking of best colleges. We analyzed 2,320 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking. It is also ranked #42 out of 220 schools in California.
Our rankings are based on an outcomes-based approach rather than subjective ones used by other media outlets. As such, we utilize data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard, among other sources. Visit our rankings and methodology section to learn more.
Foothill College has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.
Program Level Awards
These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Foothill College.
Where Is Foothill College?
Contact details for Foothill College are given below.
|Address:||12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022|
How Do I Get Into Foothill College?
You can apply to Foothill College online at: foothill.edu/reg/admission/apply.html
Can I Afford Foothill College?
Student Loan Debt
While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Foothill College, approximately 3% of students took out student loans averaging $4,600 a year. That adds up to $18,400 over four years for those students.
The student loan default rate at Foothill College is 14.9%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.
Foothill College Undergraduate Student Diversity
Of the 4,169 full-time undergraduates at Foothill College, 49% are male and 51% are female.
The racial-ethnic breakdown of Foothill College students is as follows.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Grads|
|Black or African American||168|
|Hispanic or Latino||1,142|
Over 88 countries are represented at Foothill College. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Japan, and Hong Kong.
Online Learning at Foothill College
The following chart shows how the online learning population at Foothill College has changed over the last few years.
This school is the 14th most popular in California for online learning according to the online graduations recorded by the Department of Education for the academic year 2017-2018.
Online Growth Rankings of Foothill College
The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Foothill College was 11.0%. This is the #1,266 largest growth rate of all schools that are only partially online. This refers to all students at Foothill College regardless of major.
The following table shows the 1-year growth rate of Foothill College majors that offer at least one online course. This table only includes majors with positive growth.
The table below shows how the average growth rate over 4 years at Foothill College ranks compared to all other partially online schools that offer a specific major. Note that the majors may or may not be offered online at Foothill College.
|Major||Growth Rate Rank|
|Film, Video & Photographic Arts||#5|
|Fine & Studio Arts||#9|
|Communications Technologies & Support||#9|
|Geography & Cartography||#16|
|General English Literature||#21|
|Design & Applied Arts||#22|
|Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services||#24|
|Visual & Performing Arts||#45|
|Communication & Media Studies||#49|
|English Language & Literature||#50|
|Communication & Journalism||#76|
|Liberal Arts General Studies||#211|
|Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities||#211|
|Business Administration & Management||#413|
When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.
Foothill College Undergraduate Concentrations
The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.
*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.
More about our data sources and methodologies.
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