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Foothill College Demographics & Diversity

Los Altos Hills, California

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Racial Demographics & Diversity

Racial Diversity
Very High

A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at Foothill College are predominantly White with a sizeable Hispanic population. The school has very high racial diversity. 67% percent of students are minorities or people of color (BIPOC). The ethnic breakdown is detailed in the following table.

The college is an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI) and is recognized for serving Asian Americans and Native American Pacific Islanders.

Racial demographics of Foothill College students
Race Percent of Students
White 33%
Black 3%
Hispanic 24%
Asian 24%
American Indian / Alaskan 0%
Hawaiian / Pacific Islander 1%
Two or more races 5%
International 9%
Race Unknown 1%

Gender Demographics & Diversity

Gender Diversity
Very High

There are 13% more male students than female students enrolled at Foothill College with a gender ratio of 53% men to 47% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, Foothill College has a higher gender diversity than other US colleges and is very inclusive of both genders.

Male to female gender ratio for Foothill College students
Gender Percent of Students
Men 53%
Women 47%
Enrollment by gender for Foothill College students
Gender Number of Students
Men 6,609
Women 5,825

Geographic Diversity

Geographic Diversity
Very Low

Foothill College serves a very low number of students outside of California, with 83 percent of the student body residing in-state.

Enrollment by geographic location for Foothill College students
Origin Percent of Students
In State 83%
Out of State 2%
Foreign 11%
Unknown Location 5%

Economic Diversity

Median Household Income
$96,950 per year

23% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.

Undergrad Student Population

Undergrad enrollment by age and part time status
Segment Percent of Students
Students Over 25 Years Old 40.1%
Part time Undergrads 62.5%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=114716 IPEDS survey data for Foothill College.