De Anza College is a two-year community college located on a 116-acre campus in Cupertino, California. It offers associate's degrees in 60 academic programs, and certificates of completion in 125 vocational training and academic programs. De Anza also offers special study programs for students planning to transfer to four-year universities, and has a very high rate for successful transfers. It offers lifelong learning courses, an honors program, and distance learning programs through online courses.
Some of the many career training fields offered at De Anza are accounting, animation, business administration, child development, film and television production, health technologies, law enforcement, marketing, medical assisting, network design, nursing, real estate, wildlife management, and more.
De Anza College is known for the cultural and ethnic diversity of its students and the communities it serves. There are also diverse education opportunities at De Anza, with many interdisciplinary courses and collaborative learning. Classes in basic skills English and English as a Second Language (ESL) are offered, as well as an International Students program.
De Anza College was founded in 1962, and its first classes were held in 1967.
The academic calendar for De Anza College follows the quarterly format, with fall, winter, and spring quarters, and a summer "session."
Colleges and Schools
De Anza College divides it academic areas into instructional departments that cover a wide range of topics. Its degrees and certificate programs, or areas of study are:
- Administration of Justice
- Automotive Technology
- Biological Sciences
- Business Administration
- Business Software Applications
- Child Development
- Computer Aided Design
- Computer Information Systems
- Environmental Studies
- Film/TV Production
- Global Studies
- Graphic and Interactive Design
- Health Technologies
- Intercultural Studies
- Leadership and Social Change
- Liberal Arts
- Manufacturing and CNC
- Massage Therapy
- Medical Laboratory Technology
- Museum Studies
- Paralegal Studies
- Photographic Arts
- Professional Photography
- Project Management Practitioner
- Real Estate
- Speech Communication
- Technical Writing
Students at De Anza College can take advantage of a very dynamic activities program, with more than 60 student clubs representing a range of interests, and intramural team sports, student government, cultural events, performing arts, and more.
Student services include programs like "First Year Experience," "Summer Bridge," and others that promote student success and retention. Financial aid is available, as is health care, career services, open computer labs, media labs, a library, and more.
The Euphrat Museum of Art at De Anza College is a center for art and creativity, as well as learning and social engagement. The museum has an award-winning arts and schools program, a student intern program, and campus programs and presentations.
The school colors are crimson and gold, and the school mascot is the Don. The origin and characterization of the "Don" is unclear, and De Anza College has considered selecting another mascot in recent years.
De Anza College's 19 award-winning athletic teams compete in many intercollegiate sports, including:
- Cross Country
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
- Cross Country
- Swimming and Diving
- Track and Field
- Water Polo
De Anza College has one campus, and is one of two community colleges in the Foothill-De Anza College District.
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, south of San Francisco, De Anza College serves the communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Sunnyvale and portions of San Jose.
De Anza College is committed to providing services and partnerships that benefit the communities it serves. It offers short courses to community members, performances, exhibits and events that are open to the public. Many campus facilities are available for rent to support community events and organizations.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $6,500. 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: $1,400-$1,700
- Out-of-State: $8,200-$9,882
- Charges per unit:
- State Residents: $31-$37 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $180-$220 per credit 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 Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||47%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||46%||$4,476|
|Receiving Student Loans||4%||$4,805|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help support students, De Anza College may provide services like those listed below:
- Distance learning
- Classes offered on nights and weekends
- Remedial courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
- Day care
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 Santa Clara County and community colleges in California as a whole.
|De Anza College||Santa Clara County||California|
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 (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Natural Resources and Conservation
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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