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About the ҡǮϴȫ

District office building


The ҡǮϴȫ consists of two colleges, an education center, and district offices with campuses in Los Altos Hills, Cupertino, and Sunnyvale – all just a few miles from Stanford University, and approximately 30 miles south of San Francisco. The district is part of the California Community Colleges system, which has 116 colleges in 73 districts serving more than 1.8 million students, making it the largest system of higher education in the United States.

A seven-member board of trustees governs the district. Voters from five geographic areas within the district’s boundaries elect five trustees, and two student trustees, representing each of the colleges, serve in an advisory capacity. The district has a long history of electing professional, policy driven board members. Encompassing the Santa Clara County communities of Cupertino, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Stanford, Sunnyvale and parts of Saratoga and San Jose, the district has a population of more than 450,000 residents. Over one million students attended the colleges since ҡǮϴȫ College opened in 1958 and De Anza College in 1967. 

ҡǮϴȫ-De Anza has a long and productive tradition of participatory governance. The Chancellor’s Advisory Council, comprised of faculty, staff and student leaders, is the main governance group that advises the chancellor on institutional planning, budgeting, and policy and procedures.  The Vice Chancellor of Business Services also chairs the District Budget Advisory Committee, a sub-committee of the Chancellor’s Advisory Council.

ҡǮϴȫ-De Anza enjoys strong support from a community that values and respects quality education. In 1999, 2006, and 2020, voters overwhelmingly approved district general obligation bond measures that have generated approximately $1,636.8 billion for new construction, modernization and other capital improvements, including new technology that resulted in significant upgrades to the campuses. The $898 million Measure G bond measure approved in 2020 funds infrastructure improvements, renovations, new facilities, investments in employee and student housing, and district upgrades to educational technology.

Local residents also serve on the Citizens’ Bond Oversight Committee, Audit and Finance committee, and nonprofit foundation, which has more than $58 million in assets and raises between $3 million and $5 million annually for direct student support and program support at the colleges. An initiative launched by the foundation in fall 2021 aims to raise $3 million in three years to support student basic needs — food, housing, and mental health.

Commitment to Equity

Equity, diversity and inclusion are core values of the ҡǮϴȫ-De Anza Community College District. The district is committed to helping all members of its community succeed by providing a supportive educational and work environment that is free from discrimination and that actively works to eliminate structural racism. All major planning efforts address student equity, including program review, resource allocation, accreditation, and strategic and educational master planning.

The district’s governing board adopted a set of intended to eliminate structural racism and achieve equity and student success goals, including the development of a shared understanding of the need for change, identification and monitoring of student equity and success goals, development of budgets that increase investments in intentional strategies designed to achieve student success and equity goals, and the identification and dismantling of systemic inequities and elements of institutional racism in district policies and practices. The goals of the chancellor and presidents align with the priorities adopted by the trustees. Reports on progress in reaching the goals are publicly presented twice per year.

ҡǮϴȫ-De Anza welcomes and unites people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, socioeconomic classes, religions, abilities, and ages, and empowers them as individuals and as groups. The district regularly reviews its record of equity and diversity in employment and believes that culturally diverse teams yield more creative, synergistic, and effective outcomes.


District Budget

The ҡǮϴȫ has a long history of fiscal strength maintained through careful planning and prudent fiscal practices. The district’s includes $229 million in unrestricted general fund revenue. 

A strong stability fund balance has offset shortfalls for many of the last few fiscal years and has also provided for strategic deficit spending during budget reductions. With an AAA rating from Standard and Poor’s and AAA from Moody’s, the district refinanced outstanding general obligation bonds in 2021 producing savings of $26.6 million to district taxpayers and reducing annual debt costs by $1.33 million.

A multiyear trend of declining resident and nonresident enrollment presents a challenge to maintaining fiscal stability, particularly as demographic changes in the region continue to shrink the K-12 pipeline. The district anticipates remaining under state “hold harmless” funding, which has insulated the district’s budget from the enrollment decline, until the 2024-25 fiscal year. After this time, barring any increases to base funding or specific budget allocations, the district would need to grow its enrollment and improve its supplemental and student success metrics under the in order to increase its revenue allocation from the state.


ҡǮϴȫ College

ҡǮϴȫ Library Quad

ҡǮϴȫ College has a long-standing national reputation for teaching excellence and innovation. Founded In 1957 with a commitment to “educational opportunity for all,” the serene campus in Los Altos Hills rests on 122 acres of rolling foothills and has been called “the most beautiful community college ever built” by the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition to its main campus, the college operates an educational center in Sunnyvale, which serves as a regional hub for training and internships.

The first community college in California to offer an online course for credit, ҡǮϴȫ College has earned a longstanding state and national reputation for its leadership in online education, as part of its commitment to multiple modality options for students.  Even before the pandemic triggered large shifts in online education and remote learning, more than 50% of the college’s enrollment was already online.

ҡǮϴȫ College has achieved state, regional and national acclaim for its numerous high-quality academic programs, including a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene, innovative apprenticeship partnerships and career programs. A second bachelor’s degree program in respiratory care has recently been approved. The college hosts a Middle College and an extensive dual enrollment program and is currently building on strengths in digital education, experiential learning, and institutional transformation.

ҡǮϴȫ College faculty are nationally recognized for their excellence in the classroom and educate approximately 25,000 day, evening and online students annually. Students may choose from 82 associate degree programs and 108 certificate programs or take classes in preparation for transfer to another college or university.

ҡǮϴȫ consistently ranks among the top transfer institutions in the state. Approximately 1,000 ҡǮϴȫ students transfer annually to the University of California and California State University systems, and about 400 students each year transfer to private and out-of-state institutions including MIT, Stanford University, University of Southern California, Cornell University and Georgetown University. 

ҡǮϴȫ faculty, staff and administrators are guided by core values of honesty, integrity, trust, openness, transparency, forgiveness, and sustainability in working to achieve the institution’s mission statement: Believing a well-educated population is essential to sustaining and enhancing a democratic society, ҡǮϴȫ College offers programs and services that empower students to achieve their goals as members of the workforce, as future students, and as global citizens. We work to obtain equity in achievement of student outcomes for all California student populations.

De Anza College

De Anza MLC

De Anza College is an institution driven by its vision to empower all students to attain their educational goals, develop an equity-based mindset and become civic leaders in their communities. Employees embrace the college mission to provide an academically rich, multicultural learning environment that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character and abilities; to realize their goals; and to be socially responsible leaders in their communities, the nation and the world.

The college serves nearly 30,000 students annually, providing the opportunity to earn an associate degree in 70 fields of study or one of 95 certificates. The college has also gained authorization to offer a bachelor’s degree program in automotive technology management. De Anza is consistently at or near the top statewide in transfers to four-year institutions, with more than 2,500 students transferring each year to campuses of the University of California and California State University and hundreds more heading to private and out-of-state institutions. The college also boasts award-winning career training programs recognized for helping students make financial and employment gains. 

Students attending De Anza discover a diversity of people representing cultures from around the world and learn how to become fully engaged, politically aware citizens. The Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action helps advance these goals. The college also provides the full college experience. Students can join one of 76 campus clubs or start a new one; write for the award-winning campus newspaper, La Voz; visit the California History Center, Fujitsu Planetarium, Cheeseman Environmental Study Area and the Euphrat Museum of Art; or participate on one of 17 intercollegiate athletics teams.

Learning at De Anza College happens in state-of-the-art facilities, nine of which are LEED certified, including one LEED Silver and two LEED Platinum buildings. A regional asset to the community, De Anza neighbors and future students participate in Community Education programs, including not-for-credit, fee-based short courses and the De Anza College Academy, which provides year-round and special interest enrichment classes for elementary, middle school, and high school students.


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