De Anza College, located in Cupertino, CA is one of California's best-kept secrets regarding higher education. Founded in 1967, the school is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and offers students numerous educational opportunities. Situated on a 112-acre campus and home to over 22,000 students, De Anza offers 60 Associate degrees and 125 Certificate programs in a wide array of areas. Some of the more popular majors can include Accounting, Automotive Technology, Graphic Design, Environmental Studies and more.
Cupertino, located west of San Jose, is one of the most affluent cities in the United States. With average incomes in the area upwards of $160,000 it is a place known for having plenty of money. The city's claim to fame is its being the home of Apple's corporate headquarters, which can go far toward explaining the high household incomes. Ranked high by both Forbes and Money magazines as one of the best places to live in the United States, the city is ranked second among California cities in this category.
As home to Apple's corporate headquarters, it's no surprise De Anza College is known for its emphasis on technology. The Advanced Technology Center, containing more than 900 computer workstations, is available to students across campus so they can have access to the best equipment when completing assignments. With community resources such as the Fujitsu Planetarium and Euphrat Museum of Art nearby, students and staff at the school can have many chances to explore cultural opportunities while learning something new about themselves and the world around them. With more than 45 student clubs from which to choose, the college has many different opportunities for students to become involved with. Activities range from Student Government to Accounting Clubs to Human Services clubs that have students giving back to the community by participating in service projects in local communities.
Athletics are a big part of campus life at De Anza College, and the results on the field have been outstanding. Offering 18 intercollegiate teams for men and women including tennis, basketball, football and swimming the school is consistently winning championships in the Coast Conference. One of the most sought-after programs at the school is its Animation program. Named by Animation Magazine as having one of the top 15 degree programs in the country, the school joined such other recipients as New York University, USC and UCLA.
Students looking for a school that offers great academics, cultural opportunities and dedicated faculty and staff need look no further than De Anza College to meet their needs.
Total undergraduate enrollment: 22770
Total institution enrollment: 22770
School type: 2-year public
School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.
De Anza College
21250 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Male undergraduate population: 47%
Female undergraduate population: 53%
Undergrad visible minorities: No Data
Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's, Two but less than 4 years