Not enough good things can be said about the Foothill-De Anza Community College District. It has consistently ranked at or near the top of the best community colleges statewide. The district has been a godsend for those on a budget, looking to start a new career or transfer to a four-year university.
The district is not without its challenges. Enrollment is down while the economy is up. Those wishing to take an occasional class in yoga or piano – some say a big part of the “community” in community colleges – are all but restricted now. Facilities continue to be a challenge, and the area’s high cost of living impedes teacher hiring.