Foothill College

Los Altos, CA

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Foothill College

Foothill College

Foothill College Student Essentials

Foothill College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Owl
Website: www.foothill.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $1,536
Out-of-State Tuition: $6,351
Retention Rate: 69%
Enrollment: 27,084
Year Established: 1957

About Foothill College

Foothill College in the beautiful central California town of Los Altos offers a wealth of opportunities for those seeking academic and career advancement.

In addition to offering marketable career-oriented degrees in such fields as Medical and Dental Assisting, Veterinary Technology, Accounting, Graphic Design and Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Foothill has numerous transfer programs as well.

Those who wish to move on to a four-year college or university may enroll in an associate’s degree program, majoring in any number of liberal arts subjects. Academic majors for the transfer student include everything from Creative Writing to Music to History to Pre-Law to Radio Broadcasting.

Those who wish to transfer may elect to go onto a UC, Cal State or private university. However, Foothill also provides them with the unique opportunity of completing their four-year degree on the Foothill campus. Students who choose this option receive their bachelor’s through Palo Alto University, taking all of their Palo Alto classes at the Foothill campus.

Other programs at Foothill include apprenticeships for those in Electrician, Plumbing, Sheet Metal, HVAC and other programs.

Students at Foothill may also earn college credit for volunteer work or paid employment.

Supporting those who would ordinarily not be able to attend school, Foothill also has an Occupational Training Institute. The institute provides excellent counseling, advising and job-placement services and supports low-income students.

Tuition assistance for those in the Occupational Institute and other eligible students is available through federal assistance and loan programs.

Admission to Foothill is open to anyone who has a high school diploma or GED.

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Foothill College Map & Location

Foothill College
12345 El Monte Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022


Getting Around Foothill College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Los Altos, CA

Winter
Dec
59
38
Jan
59
39
Feb
62
41
Spring
Mar
66
43
Apr
70
45
May
74
49
Summer
Jun
78
52
Jul
80
55
Aug
79
55
Fall
Sep
80
53
Oct
74
48
Nov
65
42

Students

Total Students 27,084

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 18%
  • African American: 4%
  • Caucasian: 41%
  • Asian: 25%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 10%
Latino 18%
African American 4%
Caucasian 41%
Asian 25%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 10%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 0%
Part-Time 100%
International 5%
Domestic 95%

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