Foothill College

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2017 Undergraduate Tuition

$1,395

0% growth from 2016

2017 Average Net Price

$7,481

After Financial Aid

2016 Student Loan

15%

Default Rate

2017 Enrolled Students

15,697

29.2% Full-Time

2017 Graduation Rate

55.7%

538 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 (0 degrees awarded).

In 2017, 2,054 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Foothill College. 55.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.8% awarded men. The majority of degree recipients were white (594 degrees), 1.15 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (517 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Foothill College is $1,395, which is $-6,019 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Foothill College is $1,395, which is $-6,019 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $7,481.

In 2017, 25% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,395

2017 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Foothill College was $1,395. The cost of tuition at Foothill College is $-6,019 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,414).

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Average Net Price

$7,481

2017 Value

19.1%

1 Year Growth

In 2017 Foothill College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $7,481. Between 2016 and 2017, the average net price of Foothill College grew by 19.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,594

Room and Board

$1,791

Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Foothill College was of $12,594 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,791. The cost of room and board increased by 3.99% between 2016 and 2017. The cost of books and supplies increased by 1.53% 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 2017. This represents a decline of 3.85% with respect to 2016, when 26% 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.

15%

2016 Default Rate

60

Number of Defaults

In 2016 the default rate for borrower's at Foothill College was 15%, which represents 60 out of the 401 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 15,697 students. The full-time enrollment at Foothill College is 4,578 students and the part-time enrollment is 11,119. This means that 29.2% of students enrolled at Foothill College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Foothill College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.3% White, 26.7% Hispanic or Latino, 25% Asian, 5.08% Two or More Races, 3.12% Black or African American, 0.707% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.121% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Foothill College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (15.4%), followed by Asian Female (12.3%) and White Male (11.9%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

29.2%

Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Foothill College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 15,697 students. The full-time enrollment at Foothill College is 4,578 and the part-time enrollment is 11,119. This means that 29.2% of students enrolled at Foothill College are enrolled full-time compared with 36% 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

    4,913

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    4,196

  3. Asian

    3,918

The enrolled student population at Foothill College is 31.3% White, 26.7% Hispanic or Latino, 25% Asian, 5.08% Two or More Races, 3.12% Black or African American, 0.707% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.121% 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 45.9% White, 25.3% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.8% 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, 230 students (1.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2017, 214 more women than men received degrees from Foothill College. The majority of degree recipients at Foothill College are white (594 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (517 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Foothill College is Dental Hygiene (0 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 Construction (141 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (231 degrees), and Communications (128 degrees).

Workforce

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Foothill College are Other managers (391,471 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (380,393 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (361,222 people), Postsecondary teachers (206,910 people), and Social workers, all other (166,502 people).

The most specialized majors at Foothill College are Construction (141 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (231 degrees), Communications (128 degrees), Psychology (155 degrees), and Math & Statistics (37 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 Surgeons, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Chemists & materials scientists, Dentists, and Cardiovascular technologists and technicians

The most specialized majors at Foothill College are Construction (141 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (231 degrees), Communications (128 degrees), Psychology (155 degrees), and Math & Statistics (37 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 (766,215 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (504,800 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (332,772 people), Legal services (326,837 people), and Computer Systems Design (295,564 people).

The most specialized majors at Foothill College are Construction (141 degrees awarded), Social Sciences (231 degrees), Communications (128 degrees), Psychology (155 degrees), and Math & Statistics (37 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. 0 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2017, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Foothill College was Dental Hygiene with 0 degrees awarded.

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Gender Breakdown for Common Majors

Degrees Awarded to Men

  1. 920

  2. 1,134

In 2017, 920 degrees were awarded to men at Foothill College, which is 0.811 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,134).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2017, 175 degrees were awarded to men at Foothill College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1 times approximately the same the 175 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2017, 175 degrees were awarded to women at Foothill College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1 times approximately the same the 175 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Gender

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.

American Indian or Alaska Native Male

Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Foothill College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (68.1%).

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% of graduates (0 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    594 degrees awarded

  2. Asian

    517 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    481 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Foothill College is white (594 degrees awarded). There were 1.15 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian (517 degrees).

0.73% of degree recipients (15 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Gender Demographic

  1. White Female

    307 degrees awarded

  2. Asian Female

    293 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    287 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and gender grouping at Foothill College is white female (307 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (293 degrees).

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Operations

Foothill College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.72M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $892k (9.17%), compared to the 2.22% average return ($81.1k on $3.66M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2017, Foothill College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Foothill College employs 196 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Foothill College are Female Instructors (117), Male Instructors(79), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Foothill College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 57 employees, Management, with 32 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.72M

2017 Endowment

8.49%

growth from 2016

Foothill College has an endowment valued at about $9.72M, as of the end of the 2017 fiscal year. The endowment of Foothill College grew 8.49% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $6.06M 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 2017, 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

$66.3M

2017 Salaries

4.9%

growth from 2016

In 2017, Foothill College paid a median of $66.3M in salaries, which represents N/A% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 4.9% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 10% growth from 2015 and a 6.63% growth from 2014.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 14.9M (41.7% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$18.8M

Instructional Salaries

196

Number of Employees

In 2017, Foothill College paid a total of $18.8M to 196 employees working as instructors, which represents 28.4% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.16M (26%) for similar Associates Colleges: High Transfer-High Nontraditional.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

Instructor

Most Common Instructor

196 Employees

Office and Administrative Support

Most Common Non-Instructional Employee

57 Employees

In 2017, the most common positions for instructional staff at Foothill College were Instructor with 196 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2017, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Foothill College were Office and Administrative Support with 57 employees; Management with 32 employees; and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 28 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Gender

Most Common Demographic

  1. Female Instructor

  2. Male Instructor

  3. false

In 2017, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Foothill College was Female Instructor with 117 employees, Male Instructor with 79 employees, and false with 0 employees.

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

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