De Anza College

De Anza College

De Anza College is a community college located in Cupertino, California. The college campus sits on an area of 112 acres. It was founded in the year 1967 on the site of the Beaulieu Winery. The college is named aster Juan Bautista de Anza, a Spanish explorer.

De Anza is one of the largest single-campus community colleges in the country with a fall enrollment of more than 20,000 students from over 50 different countries. The college is also the home of the California History Center. The academic divisions of the college support about 70 instructional departments and programs. The students can earn certificates or degrees in more than 100 areas of study.

Some of the notable alumni of De Anza are actress Teri Hatcher, cartoonist Jhonen Vasquez, and Len Wiseman, a film director.

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De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Cupertino , CA 95014
General Phone: (408) 864-5678

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De Anza Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts454minority and gender studies, speech and rhetoric, technical and business writing, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, library science, social services, international relations
Business and Management399business, business management, accounting, taxation, sales and marketing, business and related services
Science167biology, biological and physical sciences
Law82legal secretary, legal assistant
Medical Support and Technology81medical assistant, medical lab tech, phlebotomy
Mechanics and Repair71automobile mechanics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine66registered nursing
Family and Social Work54child development
Production Trades53machinist
Engineering Technician42energy systems tech, hazardous materials tech, manufacturing tech, drafting, mechanical drafting
Computer Science and Engineering36computer programming, computer networking, system administration, webmastering
Photography and Commercial Art24commercial photography, cinematography, photography, drawing
Office and Administration19data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Conservation and Resource Management12environmental studies, environmental science
Real Estate and Construction Management11real estate
Security and Law Enforcement8corrections, criminal justice and police, security and loss prevention
Design7graphic design
Therapy and Counseling7massage therapy
Fine Arts6sculpture, ceramics
Media6journalism, radio and television, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Art Studies1visual and performing arts, art studies
Education and Teaching1early childhood special ed
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy1health and physical education, sports and fitness management
Medical Administration0medical secretary

Number of programs and degrees for De Anza in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree1,08749
Award of less than 1 academic year39423
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years13525
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years045

De Anza Student Body

In 2007-2008, De Anza had a total enrollment of 24,115 students (15,751 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 24%
Black 6%
Hispanic 17%
Asian 39%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 8%
18-19 26%
20-21 17%
22-24 14%
25-29 12%
30-34 6%
35-39 5%
40-49 7%
50-64 4%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown17%

De Anza Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 76 %
Part-Time 41 %

De Anza Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Cupertino, 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.

De Anza Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 777
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 6,717
Books and supplies $ 935

Financial Aid:
De Anza participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 448000)

De Anza Faculty

De Anza has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3029

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year21$102,97140$100,704
All faculty totalcalendar year21$102,97140$100,704

*: 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 year118$90,397126$88,070
All faculty totalacademic year118$90,397126$88,070

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

De Anza Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
System Administration/Administrator
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Graphic Design

Education And Teaching
Education/Teaching Individuals - Early Childhood Spec Ed Pgms

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Energy Management and Systems Technology/Technician
Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary
Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Library Science/Librarianship
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies
Technical and Business Writing

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial Photography

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Security and Loss Prevention Services

Therapy And Counseling
Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
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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