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If you want to know more about Foothill College, such as what majors does it offer, how diverse it is, how well it ranks, and more, this is your one-stop resource. If you’re interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Foothill College Ranked?

Quality Badge

2023 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Foothill College was awarded 281 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is emergency medical technology/technician (EMT paramedic).

Overall Quality

College Factual ranked Foothill College as #179 out of 2,241 colleges and universities in the country on its 2023 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation.

Foothill College also holds the #23 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

See all of the rankings for Foothill College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Foothill College?

Acceptance Rate

Foothill College has an open admissions policy, so you should not have much trouble being accepted by the school. Still, it is important to fill out the application completely and submit any requested materials, which may include proof that you have a high school diploma or the equivalent.

Learn more about Foothill College admissions.

Foothill College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Foothill College, this rate is 28 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Foothill College is 32%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  32 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Foothill College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 100% tells us that most first-year, full-time students like Foothill College enough to come back for another year. This is a fair bit higher than the national average of 68%. That's certainly something to check off in the good column about the school.

Freshmen Retention Rate  100 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Foothill College.

Foothill College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 14,605 undergraduates at Foothill College with 4,016 being full-time and 10,589 being part-time.

How Much Does Foothill College Cost?

The overall average net price of Foothill College is $6,200. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Foothill College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$5,662 $5,565 $8,986 $9,829 $11,228

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Foothill College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

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 2% of students took out student loans averaging $6,132 a year. That adds up to $24,528 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Foothill College is 11.2%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Foothill College Graduates Make?

Yearly salaries vary depending on what you major in, but on average, bachelor's degree recipients from Foothill College make around $58,157 per year during the early years of their employment. That's great news for Foothill College students since it is 37% more than the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year.


See which majors at Foothill College make the most money.

Location of Foothill College

Foothill College is a public institution situated in Los Altos Hills, California. Los Altos Hills is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Foothill College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022
Phone: 650-949-7777

Foothill College Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
Dental Support Services 72 NA
Horticulture 0 NA
Accounting 0 NA
Business Administration & Management 0 NA
Communication & Media Studies 0 NA
Radio, Television & Digital Communication 0 NA
Audiovisual Communications 0 NA
Graphic Communications 0 NA
Computer Programming 0 NA
Computer Science 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Foothill College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Foothill College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2019-2020, 12,086 students took at least one online class at Foothill College. This is an increase from the 8,361 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 12,086 11,755
2018-2019 8,361 5,439
2017-2018 8,642 5,547
2016-2017 7,946 4,978
2015-2016 7,158 4,162

Learn more about online learning at Foothill College.

Notes and 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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