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IPEDS ID: 114716
OPE ID: 00119900
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Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, California 94022
General information:  (650) 949-7777
Type:  4-year, primarily associate's, Public
Awards offered:  Less than one year certificate
One but less than two years certificate
Associate's degree
Two but less than 4 years certificate
Bachelor's degree
Campus setting:  Suburb: Large
Campus housing:  No
Student population:  15,369 (all undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  25 to 1
Net Price
Tuition Policies for Servicemembers and
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
Special Learning Opportunities
Distance education – undergraduate programs offered
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2016Full timePart time
Total faculty189450
Research and public service00
Total graduate assistants-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Tuition and fees
Books and supplies$1,746$1,764$1,791$1,8543.5%
Living arrangement
Off Campus
Room and board$11,646$12,111$12,594$13,2935.6%
Off Campus with Family
Total Expenses2014-20152015-20162016-20172017-2018% change 2016-2017 to 2017-2018
Off Campus$19,353$19,854$20,364$21,2104.2%
Off Campus with Family$7,707$7,743$7,770$7,9171.9%
Off Campus$26,058$26,694$27,384$28,4083.7%
Off Campus with Family$14,412$14,583$14,790$15,1152.2%
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Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid141836%————
Grant or scholarship aid39634%$1,445,661$3,651
Federal grants17115%$751,946$4,397
Pell grants17115%$719,546$4,208
Other federal grants585%$32,400$559
State/local government grant or scholarships37032%$625,455$1,690
Institutional grants or scholarships1099%$68,260$626
Student loan aid303%$147,803$4,927
Federal student loans292%$139,803$4,821
Other student loans(*)0%(*)(*)
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
  • (*) Number receiving aid and total and average amounts of aid received are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid14,18326%$8,983,052$2,148
Pell grants1,0967%$3,934,318$3,590
Federal student loans3832%$2,481,775$6,480
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
Average net price$6,590$5,929$6,281
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2013-20142014-20152015-2016
$0 – $30,000$3,720$2,656$2,139
$30,001 – $48,000$5,140$4,294$2,834
$48,001 – $75,000$6,363$6,362$6,167
$75,001 – $110,000$8,406$7,619$8,186
$110,001 and more$10,016$9,534$9,612
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2016
Total enrollment (all undergraduate)15,369
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment2,309
Attendance StatusStudent Gender
Attendance Status:
Full-time: 32%
Part-time: 68%Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Student Race/ethnicity
Student Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 25%
Black or African American: 3%
Hispanic/Latino: 26%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 1%
White: 32%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 7%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 60%
25 and over: 40%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 73%
Out-of-state: 0%
Foreign countries: 17%
Unknown: 10%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2015.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
Undergraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 27%
Enrolled in some distance education: 19%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 53%
  • This institution has an open admission policy. Contact the institution for more information.
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 21 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2016.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 62%
Transfer-out rate: 12%
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by gender
Overall graduation rate by gender:
Male: 61%
Female: 62%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity
Overall graduation rate by race/ethnicity:
Asian: 67%
Black or African American: 37%
Hispanic/Latino: 42%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 13%
White: 55%
Two or more races: 57%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 75%
Non-resident alien: 79%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Graduated Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • Alternative measures of student success are reported by degree-granting institutions to describe the outcomes of degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students who are not only first-time, full-time students, but also part-time attending and non-first-time (transfer-in) students. These measures provide the 6-year and 8-year award-completion rates after entering an institution. For students who did not earn any undergraduate award after 8-years of entry, the enrollment statuses are reported as either still enrolled at the institution, subsequently transferred out of the institution, or status unknown. Unlike the Graduation Rates data, all reporting institutions must report on their transfer outs regardless if the institution has a mission that provides substantial transfer preparation.
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 59%
Received award in 8 years: 62%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 26%
Received award in 6 years: 36%
Received award in 8 years: 39%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 54%
Award and enrollment rate:
Received award in 6 years: 10%
Received award in 8 years: 11%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 1%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 44%
Received award in 6 years: 13%
Received award in 8 years: 15%
Enrolled at same institution within 8 years: 0%
Enrolled at different institution within 8 years: 60%
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2016-2017
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramAssociateBachelorUndergraduate
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
  • d identifies programs and award levels that are offered as a distance education program. For program category totals, d is shown if one or more programs in the category are offered as a distance education program.
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations, and Related Sciences
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General12-5
Category total12-5
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization0--
Women's Studies0--
Category total0--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General13--
Category total13--
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping24d-157d
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General0-0
Business Administration and Management, General93d--
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce0--
International Business/Trade/Commerce1--
Real Estate0--
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations0--
Category total118d-157d
Communication Technologies/Technicians and Support Services
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects0-0d
Recording Arts Technology/Technician11d-0d
Category total11d-0d
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs
Mass Communication/Media Studies0--
Speech Communication and Rhetoric76-52d
Category total76-52d
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other0--
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance--0
Computer Programming/Programmer, General0-0
Computer Science29--
Computer Support Specialist0--
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications0--
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration0-0
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster0--
Category total29-0
Construction Trades
Category total1-140
Special Education and Teaching, General0-0
Category total0-0
Category total4--
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Biomedical Technology/Technician0-0
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other1-0
Category total1-0
English Language and Literature/Letters
Creative Writing0--
English Language and Literature, General10d--
Category total10d--
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Care and Support Services Management--1
Child Care Provider/Assistant35-10
Category total35-11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Chinese Language and Literature0--
French Language and Literature0--
Japanese Language and Literature1--
Spanish Language and Literature3--
Category total4--
Health Professions and Related Programs
Athletic Training/Trainer3--
Dental Assisting/Assistant10-14
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist220-
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician17-0
Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic)18-159
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant14-15
Physician Assistant43-44
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer18-42
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist24--
Veterinary/Animal Health Technology/Technician and Veterinary Assistant29-9d
Category total1980283d
History, General6d--
Category total6d--
Legal Professions and Studies
Legal Studies, General0--
Category total0--
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Humanities/Humanistic Studies0d--
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies--350
Category total0d-350
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General37--
Category total37--
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Biological and Physical Sciences31--
Category total31--
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General2--
Kinesiology and Exercise Science18--
Category total20--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Category total0--
Physical Sciences
Chemistry, General3--
Physics, General6--
Category total9--
Precision Production
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking--1
Category total--1
Psychology, General155d--
Category total155d--
Social Sciences
Economics, General51d--
Geography, Other5-8
Political Science and Government, General22--
Social Sciences, General70--
Category total223d-8
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General12d-0d
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General11--
Film/Cinema/Video Studies0--
Graphic Design11d-4d
Music, General5d-1d
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology2-0
Visual and Performing Arts, General3--
Category total45d-9d
Grand total1,03801,016
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2015-2016
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 139
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 2
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution (*)
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $1,228
  • (*) One or more average amounts of benefits/assistance are withheld to preserve the privacy of individuals.
Full-time students: 58%
Part-time students: 80%
  • Retention rate is the percentage of undergraduate students who began their studies in academic year 2013-14 and returned in academic year 2014-15
Rates by time to completion2010-112011-12
Graduation rate
150 percent of normal time0%0%
200 percent of normal time0%--
Transfer-out rate
150 percent of normal time63%25%
200 percent of normal time75%--
  • Depending on the program length, graduation and transfer-out rates can be measured over different lengths of time. The academic years, 2010-11 and 2011-12, are the cohort years students entered an institution. "Normal time" is the typical amount of time it takes full-time students to complete their program from the time they entered an institution. For example, the "normal" amount of time (or 100% time) for many associate's degree programs is 2 years. Not all students complete within the normal time, so graduation rates are measured by other lengths of time as well, including "150% of normal time" (e.g., completion within 3 years for a 2-year program) and "200% of normal time," or twice as long as the normal time (e.g., completion within 4 years for a 2-year program).
  • (--) not applicable
2016-2017 Varsity Athletes
Beach Volleyball12
Water Polo9
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges1/1/1959 -  Accredited
Specialized Accreditation
Agency / ProgramPeriods of AccreditationStatus
American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
Dental Assisting (DA)2/2/1962 -  Accredited
Dental Hygiene (DH)5/27/1966 -  Accredited
Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers1/1/1968 -  Accredited
2016 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201420152016
Illegal weapons possession110
Drug law violations362
Liquor law violations011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201420152016
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Statutory rape000
Aggravated assault000
Motor vehicle theft010
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year201420132012
Default rate17.8%20.0%13.5%
Number in default1049454
Number in repayment582470400
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)