Foothill College

Public, Four-years School Located in Los Altos Hills, CA

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How much is the Foothill tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Foothill's tuition & fees is $1,565 for California residents and $12,320 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $28,442 for California residents and $39,197 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Foothill Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,565
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$12,320
Books & Supplies Costs$1,677
Off-campus Room & Board$20,250
Off-campus Expenses$4,950
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,565
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$14,067

How Much Does it Cost to Go to Foothill for 4 Years?

For the class of 2027, who entering colleges in 2023, the 4 years tuition & fees is $58,582 at Foothill. The estimated tuition rate is based on the changes over last 5 years. With room & board, books, and other personal expenses, the estimated 4 years costs of attendance is -$nan. After receiving financial aid including grants, scholarships, and/or student loans, the 4 years COA is down to -$nan.
The following table computes the 4 years tuition and COA by class of year.
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2023-24)$13,187-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2024-25)$14,115-$nan-$nan
Junior (2025-26)$15,108-$nan-$nan
Senior (2026-27)$16,172-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$58,582-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2024-25)$14,115-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2025-26)$15,108-$nan-$nan
Junior (2026-27)$16,172-$nan-$nan
Senior (2027-28)$17,310-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$62,705-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2025-26)$15,108-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2026-27)$16,172-$nan-$nan
Junior (2027-28)$17,310-$nan-$nan
Senior (2028-29)$18,528-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$67,117-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2026-27)$16,172-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2027-28)$17,310-$nan-$nan
Junior (2028-29)$18,528-$nan-$nan
Senior (2029-30)$19,832-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$71,841-$nan-$nan
College YearTuition & FeesCOAAfter Financial Aid
Freshmen (2027-28)$17,310-$nan-$nan
Sophomore (2028-29)$18,528-$nan-$nan
Junior (2029-30)$19,832-$nan-$nan
Senior (2030-31)$21,227-$nan-$nan
4 Years Total$76,896-$nan-$nan

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to four-years schools nationwide, Foothill' tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $12,949. Compared to public, four-years colleges in California, its tuition is comparable to the average tuition of $13,259.
In-StateOut-of-State
Foothill College$1,565$12,320
U.S. Four-years Colleges$18,570
Public Schools$7,197$12,949
Private Schools$20,875
California Four-years Colleges$20,639
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$22,999

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Foothill and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, four-years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
LocationIn-StateOut-of-State
Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hills, CA$1,565$12,320
Antelope Valley Community College DistrictLancaster, CA$1,124$8,228
Bakersfield CollegeBakersfield, CA$1,430$10,310
Cypress CollegeCypress, CA$1,150$9,399
Feather River Community College DistrictQuincy, CA$1,465$9,925
MiraCosta CollegeOceanside, CA$1,152$9,120
Modesto Junior CollegeModesto, CA$1,270$8,870
Santa Ana CollegeSanta Ana, CA$1,180$9,460
Rio Hondo CollegeWhittier, CA$1,388$9,884
San Diego Mesa CollegeSan Diego, CA$1,150$9,094
Santa Monica CollegeSanta Monica, CA$1,156$9,316

Financial Aid and COA

At Foothill College, 3,610 students (29%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $3,678.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Foothill is $35,519 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 417 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $4,300 and the average amount of student loans is $4,888.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$28,442$39,197
Tuition & Fees$1,565$12,320
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$26,877$26,877
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$24,764$35,519
Average Financial Aid$3,678$3,678
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship3,61029%$3,678
Pell Grants1,0408%$3,738
Federal Student Loan2382%$6,935
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid41767%-
Grants or Scholarships41667%$4,300
Federal Grants19732%$5,357
Pell Grants14123%$4,390
Other Federal Grants14022%$3,116
State/Local Grants39163%$1,791
Institutional Grants406%$825
Student Loan Aid112%$4,888
Federal Student Loans112%$4,888
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level137137$7,088
0-30,0006363$8,926
30,001-48,0004343$6,325
48,001-75,0002626$4,700
75,001-110,00033$3,049
110,001 or more22$2,696

Student Population

Foothill College has a total of 12,434 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 6,502 male students and 5,936 female students attending Foothill. The school offers online degree programs and 6,530 students enrolled online exclusively (52.52% of all students).
TotalMaleFemale
Undergraduate12,438 6,5025,936

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA
Phone650-949-7777
WEBhttps://foothill.edu/
Degree & Programs
DegreeUndergraduate
Program Offered122 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population12,434
Graduation Rate56%
Transfer-out Rate9%
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate25 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties171 (Full-time), 362 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs314 (Full-time), 367 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$89,127
Average Staff Salary$97,392