De Anza College

California - United States


De Anza College is

Always at or near the top statewide incommunity college transfers to the University of California, California State University, and private universities

A top transfer college to UC Berkeley, as well as to UC Davis and UC San Diego

Regularly featured for our success rates, including on CNN Money in both 2012 and 2013

De Anza College offers

Priority enrollment for full-time students who follow required steps

67 degrees, 97 certificates and more than 1,700 courses

VTA Eco Pass – one small fee and then students ride free all quarter

State-of-the-art facilities, equipment and technology – thanks to the generosity of local community members in supporting bond measures

Unique attractions – California History Center, Cheeseman Environmental Studies Area,Euphrat Museum of Art,  Fujitsu Planetarium and Visual & Performing Arts Center

Silicon Valley networking opportunities

De Anza College provides the whole college experience 

Vibrant student life, with more than 70 clubs

Highly qualified faculty with advanced degrees

Renowned guest speakers and other world-class events

19 athletics teams

Community engagement and service learning opportunities

De Anza College costs yearly, on average,

$32,500 less than a private university

$20,200 less than a UC

$9,800 less than a CSU


Year Founded: 1967

Campus Size: 112 acres, including 61 buildings with approximately 116 classrooms, lecture halls and 43 labs

Accreditation: Accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Sports Facilities: Olympic Aquatics Complex and College Stadium & Track

Average class size: 35

Number of Students: Approximately 23,000

Full-time and Part-time Faculty: Approximately 800

Associate Degree Programs: 63

Certificate Programs: 97

Average Annual Cost Per Full-Time Student: $3,246 (fees, books and supplies)

Degrees and Certificates Awarded, with total 2,054 for 2012-2013, including:

Associate Degrees: 1,459

Technical/Occupational Certificates: 595

High Transfer Rates to 4-Year Universities and Colleges, with total 2,404 for 2012-2013, including:

University of California: 727

California State University: 1,225

Private Colleges & Universities: 452

Learning Communities: First Year Experience, Honors Program, Impact AAPI, Institute of Community and Civic Engagement, Latina/o Empowerment at De Anza (LEAD), LinC, Math Performance Success, Puente Project, Sankofa Scholars Program

Learning Resources: Distance Learning, Library, Open Media Lab, Business and Computer Systems Lab, Advanced Technology Center with more than 900 computer workstations, Science Resource Center, Stewardship Resource Center, Student Success Center

Student Services: Child Development Center, Counseling and Advising Center, Disability Support Programs and Services (DSPS), EOPS/CARE, Financial Aid and Scholarships, Health Services, International Student Programs, Occupational Training Institute (OTI), Student Success and Retention Services Program, Transfer Center, Veteran Services

De Anza College provides 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 engages students in creative work that demonstrates the knowledge, skills and attitudes contained within the college’s Institutional Core Competencies:
        • Communication and expression
        • Information literacy
        • Physical/mental wellness and personal responsibility
        • Civic capacity for global, cultural, social and environmental justice
        • Critical thinking



Administration of Justice 


Automotive Technology

Biological Sciences

Business Administration

Business Software Applications

Child Development

Computer Aided Design

Computer Information Systems


Environmental Studies

Film/TV Production

Global Studies

Graphic and Interactive Design

Health Technologies

Intercultural Studies



Leadership and Social Change

Liberal Arts 


Manufacturing and CNC

Massage Therapy

Medical Laboratory Technology

Museum Studies



Paralegal Studies

Photographic Arts

Professional Photography

Project Management Practitioner

Real Estate

Speech Communication


English Requirements

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

TOEFL is the primary English language skill test that is most widely accepted by

institutions in the U.S. It is offered by ETS (Educational Testing Service). Minimum

score required for admission is:

61 IBT (internet based), or

500 PBT (paper based), or

173 CBT (computer based)

IELTS (International English Language Testing System)

IELTS is the British test that is available around the world and accepted by many

institutions in the U.S. Minimum score required for admission to De Anza is 6.0.

Students should take the test at least 2-3 months before the application deadline.

Students should request the score to be sent directly to De Anza College.


Scholarships are available based on merit. For further information please contact university. 

Tution Fee


Enrollment Fee: $31 per unit

Health Insurance: None

Nonresident Tuition (per unit): None

NONRESIDENT (Out-of-State)

Enrollment Fee: $31 per unit

Health Insurance: None

Nonresident Tuition: $149 per unit


Enrollment Fee: $31 per unit

Health Insurance: $484

Nonresident Tuition: $149 per unit

BOGW (Financial Aid)

Enrollment Fee: Waived

Health Insurance: None

Nonresident Tuition (per unit): None