Silicon Valley Colleges & Universities

 

Silicon Valley has several colleges and universities, from vocational and two-year programs to some of the Bay Area's top universities. The region's diversity and presence as a global hub for highly-paid tech jobs draws students from around the world to study in the region. Here is a guide to Silicon Valley's public colleges and universities, private colleges and universities, and community colleges.

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    San Jose State University

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    One Washington Square, San Jose, CA 95192, 408-924-1000 

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    Undergraduate enrollment: 26,664; Total enrollment: 32,713.

    San Jose State is located in the heart of downtown San Jose. The campus has 50 buildings on 19 city blocks. The university was founded in 1857 and is the oldest public university on the West Coast. It started as a rural teacher training school but today it's a major public university with more than 134 bachelor's and master's degrees.

    For the San Jose State University Ranking and more information about the university, check out the US News & World Report's annual list of colleges and universities.

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    Stanford University

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    295 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305. 650-723-2560.

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    Undergraduate enrollment: 7,019; Total enrollment: 16,795

    Stanford University is 35 miles south of San Francisco and 20 miles north of San Jose, in Stanford, California, an unincorporated section of Santa Clara County adjacent to the City of Palo Alto. Stanford University is one of the nation's largest college campuses--it has 700 buildings on 8,180 acres. The mostly rural campus is sometimes nicknamed "The Farm."

    For the Stanford University Ranking and more information about the university, check out the US News & World Report's annual list of colleges and universities.

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    Santa Clara University

    Mission Santa Clara de Asis | Things to do at Santa Clara University
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    500 El Camino Real, CA 95053, 408-554-4000

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    Undergraduate enrollment: 5,486 undergraduate, Total enrollment: 9,015.

    Santa Clara University is the oldest college in California, founded on the site of one of the original Spanish mission churches, Mission Santa Clara de Asis. The university teaches undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Santa Clara University has the fourth-highest graduation rate of all U.S. master's universities, 

    For the Santa Clara University Ranking and more information about the university, check out the US News & World Report's annual list of colleges and universities.

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    De Anza College

    21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014, (408) 864-5678

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    Total enrollment: 23,261

    A community college in Cupertino that offers students degrees and certificates in 22 different fields. Popular programs include Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services, Social Sciences, and Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies.

     

     

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    Foothill College

    12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, (650) 949-7777

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    Total enrollment: 14,814

    A community college in Los Altos Hills that offers degrees and certificates in 26 different fields. Popular programs include Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Health Professions and Related Programs, and Social Sciences.

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    San Jose City College

    2100 Moorpark Ave, San Jose, CA 95128-2798, (408) 298-2181

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    Total enrollment: 9,446

    A community college in San Jose that offers degrees and certificates in 23 different fields. Popular programs include Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services, and Personal and Culinary Services.

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    College of San Mateo

    1700 W Hillsdale Blvd, San Mateo, CA 94402, (650) 574-6161

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    Total enrollment: 9,377

    A community college in San Mateo that offers degrees and certificates in 28 different fields. Popular programs include Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services, and Social Sciences.

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    Evergreen Valley Community College

    3095 Yerba Buena Rd, San Jose, CA 95135-1598, (408) 274-7900

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    Total enrollment: 9,211

    Students can earn degrees and certificates in 20 different fields. Popular programs include Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, and Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities.

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    Mission College

    3000 Mission College Blvd
    Santa Clara, CA 95054-1897 
    Phone: (408) 988-2200

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    Total enrollment: 9,130

    A community college in Santa Clara that offers  degrees and certificates in 21 different fields. Popular programs include Health Professions and Related Programs, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, and Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services.

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    Canada College

    4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, CA 94061, (650) 306-3100

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    Total enrollment: 6,620

    A community college in Redwood City that offers degrees and certificates in 22 different fields. Popular programs include Health Professions, Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities.

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    Gavilan College

    5055 Santa Teresa Blvd, Gilroy, CA 95020, (408) 848-4800

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    Total enrollment: 5,834

    A community college in Gilroy that offers degrees and certificates in 20 different fields. Popular programs include Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Health Professions and Related Programs, and Business, Management, Marketing and Related Support Services.