Foothill College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,395
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$8,752
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
11.3%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
14,605
27.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
59%
610 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 (58 degrees awarded).

In 2020, 1,981 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Foothill College. 54.2% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 45.8% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (574 degrees), 1.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (496 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Foothill College is $1,395, which is $−6,585 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

Costs

The median undergraduate tuition at Foothill College is $1,395, which is $−6,585 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $8,752.

In 2020, 26% of undergraduate students attending Foothill College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 2% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Student Expenses

Tuition Costs

$1,395
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Foothill College was $1,395. The cost of tuition at Foothill College is $−6,585 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$8,752
2020 Value
31.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Foothill College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $8,752. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Foothill College grew by 31.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,804
Room and Board
$1,971
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Foothill College was of $15,804 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,971. The cost of room and board increased by 14.7% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 30.1% during the same period.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid by Income Level

26%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
2%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

26% of undergraduate students at Foothill College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 4% with respect to 2019, 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.
11.3%
2018 Default Rate
43
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Foothill College was 11.3%, which represents 43 out of the 382 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 14,605 students. The full-time enrollment at Foothill College is 4,016 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,589. This means that 27.5% of students enrolled at Foothill College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Foothill College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.2% Hispanic or Latino, 29.3% White, 25.1% Asian, 5.75% Two or More Races, 2.98% Black or African American, 1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.192% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Foothill College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (17.6%), followed by White Female (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

27.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Foothill College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 14,605 students. The full-time enrollment at Foothill College is 4,016 and the part-time enrollment is 10,589. This means that 27.5% of students enrolled at Foothill College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

100%
2020 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 100%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Foothill College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,415
  2. White
    4,283
  3. Asian
    3,666

The enrolled student population at Foothill College is 30.2% Hispanic or Latino, 29.3% White, 25.1% Asian, 5.75% Two or More Races, 2.98% Black or African American, 1% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.192% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 229 students (1.57%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2020, 165 more women than men received degrees from Foothill College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Foothill College is white (574 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (496 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Foothill College is Dental Hygiene (58 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 (90 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), and Math & Statistics (63 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 (305,659 people), Other managers (243,604 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (200,583 people), Postsecondary teachers (137,618 people), and Chief executives & legislators (116,899 people).

The most specialized majors at Foothill College are Construction (90 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), Math & Statistics (63 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (601 degrees), and Social Sciences (220 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, Skincare specialists, Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Physicians

The most specialized majors at Foothill College are Construction (90 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), Math & Statistics (63 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (601 degrees), and Social Sciences (220 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 (415,614 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (286,524 people), Legal services (246,077 people), Computer Systems Design (202,462 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (168,606 people).

The most specialized majors at Foothill College are Construction (90 degrees awarded), Communication Technologies (23 degrees), Math & Statistics (63 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (601 degrees), and Social Sciences (220 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. 58 degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Foothill College was Dental Hygiene with 58 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

908
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
1,073
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 908 degrees were awarded to men at Foothill College, which is 0.846 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,073).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2020, 269 degrees were awarded to men at Foothill College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.833 times less than the 323 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2020, 323 degrees were awarded to women at Foothill College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.2 times more than the 269 male recipients with that same degree.

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Diversity

Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (78.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Foothill College is Female and Asian (78.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.328% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    574 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    496 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    458 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Foothill College is white (574 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (496 degrees).

1.01% of degree recipients (20 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Female
    296 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    283 degrees awarded
  3. White Male
    278 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Foothill College is white female (296 degrees awarded). There were 1.05 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (283 degrees).

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Operations

Foothill College has an endowment valued at nearly $9.57M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $946k (9.88%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Foothill College had a total salary expenditure of $N/A. Foothill College employs 171 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Foothill College are Female Instructors (100), 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 33 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

Finances

Endowment

$9.57M
2020 Endowment
4.39%
decline from 2019

Foothill College has an endowment valued at about $9.57M, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The endowment of Foothill College declined 4.39% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $5.14M 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 2020, 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

$50.4M
2020 Salaries
18.6%
decline from 2019

In 2020, Foothill College paid a median of $50.4M in salaries, which represents NaNM% of their overall expenditure ($N/A) and a 18.6% decline from the previous year. This is compared to a 4.42% decline from 2018 and a 2.31% decline from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$17.8M
Instructional Salaries
171
Number of Employees

In 2020, Foothill College paid a total of $17.8M to 171 employees working as instructors, which represents 35.3% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Faculty and Staff

Occupations by Share

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

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Foothill College were Instructor with 171 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Foothill College were Office and Administrative Support with 47 employees; Management with 33 employees; and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 23 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Foothill College was Female Instructor with 100 employees, and Male Instructor with 71 employees.

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

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