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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?

2,054 Undergraduate Awards
  • 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.

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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.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#12 Most Popular Online Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#73 Best Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#80 Most Popular Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#119 Most Popular Online Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#236 Most Popular Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Foothill College.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#1 Most Popular Anthropology Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#4 Best Value Dental Support Services Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#11 Best Health Sciences & Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#15 Best Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Best Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#16 Most Popular Mathematics & Statistics Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#25 Best Dental Support Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#46 Best Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#71 Best Value Allied Health Professions Associate’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#92 Best Value Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It

Where Is Foothill College?

Location of Foothill College

Contact details for Foothill College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Phone: 650-949-7777
Website: https://foothill.edu

How Do I Get Into Foothill College?

You can apply to Foothill College online at: foothill.edu/reg/admission/apply.html

Foothill College has an open admissions policy, so you don't have to worry about getting into the school if you have a high school diploma or its equivalent.

Can I Afford Foothill College?

3% Take Out Loans
14.9% Loan Default Rate

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

4,169 Full-Time Undergraduates
51% Women
61% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 15,123 undergraduate students at Foothill College, with 4,169 being full-time and 10,954 being part-time.

 Full-Time vs. Part-Time Undergraduate Students at  Foothill College

Gender Diversity

Of the 4,169 full-time undergraduates at Foothill College, 49% are male and 51% are female.

Undergraduate Student Gender Diversity at  Foothill College

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Foothill College students is as follows.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Foothill College Undergraduate Students
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 967
Black or African American 168
Hispanic or Latino 1,142
White 932
International Students 602
Other Races/Ethnicities 358

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

5,547 Took All Classes Online
8,642 Took At Least One Class Online
11.0% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2017-2018, 8,642 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Foothill College has changed over the last few years.

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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.

Major 1-Year Growth Rate
Accounting 8%
Anthropology 36%
Audiovisual Communications 36%
Business Administration & Management 21%
Business, Management & Marketing 18%
Communications Technologies & Support 39%
Computer & Information Sciences 20%
Computer Systems Networking 50%
Design & Applied Arts 10%
Economics 27%
Family, Consumer & Human Sciences 10%
Foreign Languages & Linguistics 9%
General Psychology 9%
Geography & Cartography 30%
Human Development & Family Studies 10%
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities 22%
Liberal Arts General Studies 22%
Multi / Interdisciplinary Studies 20%
Philosophy 71%
Philosophy & Religious Studies 71%
Political Science & Government 14%
Psychology 9%
Romance Languages 57%
Social Sciences 5%
Visual & Performing Arts 3%

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
Audiovisual Communications #3
Graphic Communications #5
Film, Video & Photographic Arts #5
Anthropology #7
Economics #8
Fine & Studio Arts #9
Communications Technologies & Support #9
Music #11
Geography & Cartography #16
General English Literature #21
Sociology #21
Design & Applied Arts #22
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services #24
History #24
History #24
Visual & Performing Arts #45
Communication & Media Studies #49
English Language & Literature #50
Communication & Journalism #76
General Psychology #79
Social Sciences #93
Psychology #110
Accounting #116
Liberal Arts General Studies #211
Liberal Arts / Sciences & Humanities #211
Business Administration & Management #413
Health Professions #442

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.

Major Basic Certificate Associate’s Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Liberal Arts General Studies 5 3 694 0 702
General Psychology 0 148 0 0 148
Business Administration & Management 0 134 0 0 134
Allied Health Professions 0 94 12 0 106
Dental Support Services 0 16 21 45 82
Communication & Media Studies 0 81 0 0 81
General Social Sciences 0 77 0 0 77
Allied Health & Medical Assisting Services 0 46 21 0 67
Mathematics 0 61 0 0 61
Computer Science 0 52 0 0 52
Economics 0 51 0 0 51
Sociology 0 50 0 0 50
Anthropology 0 45 0 0 45
Accounting 8 27 5 0 40
Human Development & Family Studies 7 32 0 0 39
Health Sciences & Services 0 35 0 0 35
General Biology 0 27 0 0 27
Health & Physical Education 3 24 0 0 27
Audiovisual Communications 6 15 1 0 22
Political Science & Government 0 21 0 0 21
Design & Applied Arts 0 16 5 0 21
Biological & Physical Science 0 20 0 0 20
General English Literature 0 16 0 0 16
Horticulture 3 5 6 0 14
Music 8 6 0 0 14
Fine & Studio Arts 0 11 1 0 12
Physics 0 11 0 0 11
Drama & Theater Arts 0 11 0 0 11
Geography & Cartography 6 4 0 0 10
History 0 8 0 0 8
Romance Languages 0 7 0 0 7
Philosophy 0 7 0 0 7
Chemistry 0 7 0 0 7
Electrical & Power Transmission Installers 1 5 0 0 6
Special Education 0 4 0 0 4
East Asian Languages 0 4 0 0 4
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 1 3 0 0 4
General Engineering 0 3 0 0 3
Computer Systems Networking 0 2 0 0 2
Ethnic Studies 0 2 0 0 2
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 1 0 0 1
Graphic Communications 1 0 0 0 1
Area Studies 0 1 0 0 1
General Visual & Performing Arts 0 1 0 0 1
Computer Programming 0 0 0 0 0
Computer Software & Applications 0 0 0 0 0
Information Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Other Computer & Information Sciences 0 0 0 0 0
Plumbing & Water Supply 0 0 0 0 0
Other Education 0 0 0 0 0
Electromechanical Engineering Technology 0 0 0 0 0
Engineering Technology (Other) 0 0 0 0 0
Writing Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Non-Professional General Legal Studies 0 0 0 0 0
International Studies 0 0 0 0 0
Precision Metal Working 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 49 1,194 766 45 2,054

References

*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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