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2016 Undergraduate Tuition
$8,415 Out-of-State
After Financial Aid
2014 Student Loan
Default Rate
2016 Enrolled Students
32.2% full-time
2016 Graduation Rate
628 Graduates

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The median in-state tuition at Foothill College is $1,395, which is $5,596 less than the national median in-state tuition of $6,991. The cost of out-of-state tuition is $8,415, which is 603% of the cost for in-state students, and is $9,961 less than the national median out-of-state tuition of $18,376.

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,281.

In 2016, 26% of undergraduate students received federal grants, while 2% of undergraduate students received federal loans.

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Foothill College has a total enrollment of 15,369 students. The full-time enrollment at Foothill College is 4,952 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,417. This means that 32.2% of students enrolled at Foothill College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Foothill College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 31.8% White, 25.9% Hispanic or Latino, 25.1% Asian, 5.11% Two or More Races, 3.19% Black or African American, 0.82% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.18% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Foothill College in full-time Undergraduate programs are majority Hispanic or Latino Female (4.54%), followed by Asian Female (3.98%) and White Female (3.85%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are majority N/A N/A (N/A), followed by N/A N/A (N/A) and N/A N/A (N/A).

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In 2016, 241 more women than men graduated from Foothill College. The majority of students graduating from Foothill College are White. These 495 graduates mean that there were 1.44 times more White graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 343 graduates.

The most common Bachelor's Degree awarded at Foothill College is General Social Sciences with 216 graduates, followed by General Psychology with 121 graduates and General Business Administration & Management with 82 graduates.

The most specialized major across all degree types at Foothill College, meaning they have significantly more graduates than the national average across all institutions, is Social Sciences, with 348 graduates, followed by Liberal Arts & Humanities with 418 graduates and Communication Technologies with 13 graduates.


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Foothill College has an endowment valued at nearly N/A, as of the end of the 2015 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $655,110 (N/A), compared to the 0.69% average return ($21,444 on $3.12M) across all Associate's Colleges.

In 2015, Foothill College had a total expenditure of N/A. Of that N/A, they spent $57.5M on salaries and $21.5M on benefits.

Foothill College employs 188 Instructors, N/A N/A, and N/A N/A. Most academics at Foothill College are Female Instructors (113), Male Instructors (75), and N/A N/A (N/A).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Foothill College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 53 employees, Management, with 34 employees, and Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 24 employees.



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