Canada College

Canada College

Cañada College is a co-educational, community college located in Redwood City, California. It was opened in 1968 as part of the three-school San Mateo County Community College District. CC is well known for its award-winning fashion design, interior design and video game art programs. With around 5,000 student enrolments every year, CC is one of the smallest community colleges in the San Francisco Bay area.

The departments of Cañada College include:

  • Allied Health
  • Astronomy
  • Economics
  • Health Sciences
  • Multimedia
  • Paralegal
  • Social Sciences

CC's sports teams participate in baseball, soccer, golf, volleyball and basketball.

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Canada College
4200 Farm Hill Blvd.
Redwood City , CA 94061-1099
General Phone: (650) 306-3100

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Canada College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Family and Social Work156child development, human services
Liberal Arts70Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, anthropology, economics, geography, international relations, political science, ...
Design59fashion design, interior design
Medical Support and Technology39medical coding, medical assistant, radiographer
Business and Management32business management, accounting, small business management, retail, business and related services
Law23legal assistant
Science20biology, chemistry, physics
Medical Administration8medical records tech, community health
Office and Administration6office management, administrative assistant
Therapy and Counseling5psychology
Media5digital communications
Computer Science and Engineering2computer programming, computer science, web design, computer graphics, computer networking, system administration
Real Estate and Construction Management1real estate
Art Studies1art studies
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Construction Trades0apparel and textile manufacture
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0health and physical education
Drama and Performing Arts0drama

Number of programs and degrees for Canada College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of less than 1 academic year16611
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years435
Associate's degree21238
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years823

Canada College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Canada College had a total enrollment of 5,764 students (2,884 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 33%
Black 4%
Hispanic 42%
Asian 13%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 7%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 14%
20-21 12%
22-24 12%
25-29 13%
30-34 8%
35-39 7%
40-49 12%
50-64 10%
65+ 5%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown2%

Canada College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 56 %
Part-Time 31 %

Canada College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Redwood City, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Canada College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 610
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,152
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Canada College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 697300)

Canada College Faculty

Canada College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track616
Non-tenured and not on tenure track19

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*2*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year26$76,14548$74,169
All faculty totalacademic year26$76,14548$74,169

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Canada College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Retailing and Retail Operations
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture

Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Human Services, General

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia

Medical Administration
Community Health and Preventive Medicine
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Music, General

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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% of degrees in engineering
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Top 13%Canada College Number of students
Minority % of student body
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Top 16%Canada College Minority % of student body
Number of degree programs
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% of degrees in law
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Top 17%Canada College % of degrees in law
% of degrees in design
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Top 18%Canada College % of degrees in design
Female % of student body
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Top 19%Canada College Female % of student body

checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Offers credit for life experience
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Student employment services
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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