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Canada College

4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, CA

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If you are looking for an affordable two-year community college with high academic standards that offers the flexibility that you need, Cañada College is the academic institution that you have been looking for.

Cañada College offers a diverse culture and helps students prepare for the modern workplace and the interconnected world that we live in. It is located in Redwood, California. The Bay Area is an excellent place to live and study. San Mateo Junior College developed a 25 year master plan and a $5.9 million bond was approved to build the college. This plan lead to Canada College being built in 1968 which was the result of a $12.8 million bond approved by voters in 1964.Cañada College is an affordable option for earning an Associate’s degree and is an excellent stepping stone to attending a four year college in the area. Tuition is $46 per unit for local residents and non-resident tuition is $208 per unit. Cañada College students who earn their AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed placement in the California State University system. Transfer students are giving junior standing at a four-year college.

Cañada College is currently helping many adults earn their degree. The college started the College for Working Adults in 2011. This is an outstanding way for working adults to earn a degree by attending class one evening a week and on Saturdays. Cañada College offers an Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) which help disadvantaged children succeed in college. Plus the college offers help with child care and meals for single parents.

If you are considering going to Canada College, you should first check out our page detailing all the California community colleges and see how well this school compares to other community colleges in California.

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Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,400. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition estimates per year:
    • State Residents: $830-$990
    • Out-of-State: $4,600-$5,573
  • Part-time students are charged:
    • In-State: $46-$55 per unit
    • Out-of-State: $260-$310 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid50%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships50%$3,508
Receiving Student Loans2%$3,991

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Student Services

To help support students, Canada College may provide services to students like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Weekend and night classes available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment

Graduation & Transfer Rates

Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in San Mateo County and community colleges in California as a whole.

 Canada CollegeSan Mateo CountyCalifornia
Graduation Rate13.3%17.1%22.8%
Transfer-out Rate18.1%17.9%14.2%

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Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Radiology Technician Program (more info)
    • Accredited by the Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology (since 1971)

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

  • Communication and Journalism (C)

Computer and Information Sciences


  • Pre-Engineering (A)

English Language and Literature

Family and Consumer Sciences

  • Child Care Provider (A, C)
  • Apparel and Textile Manufacture (A)

Foreign Languages and Literature

  • Spanish Language and Literature (A)

Health and Clinical Professions

  • Medical Assistant (A, C)
  • Medical Records Technician (C)
  • Radiologic Technology (A)
  • Health Preparatory Programs (A)


Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences (A)

Legal Professions and Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

  • Physical Fitness Technician (A, C)

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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