Foothill College

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2019 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,395
0% growth from 2018
2019 Average Net Price
$6,662
After Financial Aid
2017 Student Loan
13.8%
Default Rate
2019 Enrolled Students
15,123
27.6% Full-Time
2018 Graduation Rate
62.7%
652 Graduates

About

Foothill College is a higher education institution located in Santa Clara County, CA. In 2016, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Foothill College were Dental Hygiene (45 degrees awarded).

In 2019, 2,054 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Foothill College. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (548 degrees), 1.03 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (532 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Foothill College is $1,395, which is $−6,429 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Foothill College is $1,395, which is $−6,429 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,662.

In 2019, 25% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,395
2019 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2019, the cost of tuition at Foothill College was $1,395. The cost of tuition at Foothill College is $−6,429 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,824).

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Average Net Price

$6,662
2019 Value
0.346%
1 Year Growth

In 2019 Foothill College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,662. Between 2018 and 2019, the average net price of Foothill College grew by 0.346%.

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Other Student Expenses

$13,779
Room and Board
$1,515
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Foothill College was of $13,779 in 2019. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,515. The cost of room and board increased by 3.66% between 2018 and 2019. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 18.3% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

25%
Of Undergraduates Receive Grants
2%
Of Undergraduates Receive Federal Loans

25% of undergraduate students at Foothill College received grants or loans in 2019. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2018, when 25% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
13.8%
2017 Default Rate
46
Number of Defaults

In 2017 the default rate for borrower's at Foothill College was 13.8%, which represents 46 out of the 333 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Foothill College has a total enrollment of 15,123 students. The full-time enrollment at Foothill College is 4,169 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,954. This means that 27.6% of students enrolled at Foothill College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Foothill College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.1% White, 29% Hispanic or Latino, 24.4% Asian, 5.21% Two or More Races, 3.55% Black or African American, 0.899% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.251% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Foothill College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (14.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (12.6%) and Asian Female (12.5%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

27.6%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Foothill College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,123 students. The full-time enrollment at Foothill College is 4,169 and the part-time enrollment is 10,954. This means that 27.6% of students enrolled at Foothill College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.9% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

N/A%
N/A Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Foothill College was N/A%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (61%), Foothill College had a retention rate approximately the same as its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    4,404
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    4,393
  3. Asian
    3,692

The enrolled student population at Foothill College is 29.1% White, 29% Hispanic or Latino, 24.4% Asian, 5.21% Two or More Races, 3.55% Black or African American, 0.899% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.251% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 44% White, 26.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 368 students (2.43%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2019, 478 more women than men received degrees from Foothill College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Foothill College is white (548 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (532 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Foothill College is Dental Hygiene (45 degrees awarded), followed by N/A and N/A.

The most specialized majors across all degree types at Foothill College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Communication Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (702 degrees), and Social Sciences (254 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Foothill College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (346,617 people), Other managers (333,216 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (247,324 people), Postsecondary teachers (195,472 people), and Social workers, all other (164,288 people).

The most specialized majors at Foothill College are Communication Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (702 degrees), Social Sciences (254 degrees), Math & Statistics (61 degrees), and Psychology (148 degrees).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Foothill College are Dentists, Surgeons, Other financial specialists, Computer hardware engineers, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Foothill College are Communication Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (702 degrees), Social Sciences (254 degrees), Math & Statistics (61 degrees), and Psychology (148 degrees).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Foothill College are Elementary & secondary schools (727,101 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (443,087 people), Legal services (287,299 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (274,192 people), and Computer Systems Design (272,137 people).

The most specialized majors at Foothill College are Communication Technologies (23 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (702 degrees), Social Sciences (254 degrees), Math & Statistics (61 degrees), and Psychology (148 degrees).

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Degrees

Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Foothill College.
Most Common
  1. 45 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2019, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Foothill College was Dental Hygiene with 45 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

788
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2019
1,266
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2019

In 2019, 788 degrees were awarded to men at Foothill College, which is 0.622 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,266).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2019, 278 degrees were awarded to men at Foothill College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.668 times less than the 416 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2019, 416 degrees were awarded to women at Foothill College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.5 times more than the 278 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (77.9%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Foothill College is Female and Asian (77.9% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (69.1%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.613% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    548 degrees awarded
  2. Asian
    532 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    476 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Foothill College is white (548 degrees awarded). There were 1.03 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (532 degrees).

0.341% of degree recipients (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic
  1. Asian Female
    339 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    335 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    299 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Foothill College is asian female (339 degrees awarded). There were 1.01 times more asian female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (335 degrees).

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Operations

Foothill College has an endowment valued at nearly $10M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $0 (0%), compared to the 5.92% average return ($255k on $4.3M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2019, Foothill College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Foothill College employs 169 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Foothill College are Female Instructors (98), Male Instructors(71), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Foothill College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 47 employees, Management, with 31 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$10M
2019 Endowment
0.201%
growth from 2018

Foothill College has an endowment valued at about $10M, as of the end of the 2019 fiscal year. The endowment of Foothill College grew 0.201% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.7M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $0 - Federal
  2. $0 - State
  3. $0 - Local

As of 2019, Foothill College received $0 in grants and contracts from the federal government, $0 from state grants and contracts, and $0 from local grants and contracts.

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Expenses

Salary Expenditure

$61.9M
2019 Salaries
4.42%
decline from 2018

In 2019, Foothill College paid a median of $61.9M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 4.42% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.31% decline from 2017 and a 4.9% growth from 2016.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.6M (44.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.1M
Instructional Salaries
169
Number of Employees

In 2019, Foothill College paid a total of $18.1M to 169 employees working as instructors, which represents 29.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.1M (30.7%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
169 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
47 Employees

In 2019, the most common positions for instructional staff at Foothill College were Instructor with 169 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2019, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Foothill College were Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees; Management with 31 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 21 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor
  3. false

In 2019, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Foothill College was Female Instructor with 98 employees, Male Instructor with 71 employees, and false with 0 employees.

This chart shows the gender split between each academic rank present at Foothill College.

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