De Anza College is Always

  • grad speaker manny barriosTops in Transfer
  • Tops in Career Training
  • Affordable and Cost-Effective
  • The Whole College Experience
    • We welcome and support a diverse student body, with everything you need to help you succeed!
    • Our Online Education Center provides dedicated assistance for online learning

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You can apply now for summer session or fall quarter at De Anza College

Tops in Transfer

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De Anza is always

  • The top Silicon Valley college for transfer
  • At or near the top statewide in community college transfers to UC, CSU and private universities – latest ranking confirmed in recent research by the Public Policy Institute of California
  • A top choice for students from the East Side Union, Fremont Union and San José Unified districts

More about Our academic programs

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Tops in Career Training

Our award-winning programs have earned statewide recognition for helping students make financial and employment gains. We offer

  • Courses designed by industry experts, with industry needs in mind
  • Flexible scheduling – Earn a certificate or degree in six to 24 months!
  • Career counseling and experienced instructors who care about your future

More About Our Career Training Programs

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The De Anza College Promise

It's the best College Promise program around!

  • FREE tuition and fees for TWO years – up to 15 units per quarter – for all eligible students
  • Free transportation with the VTA SmartPass, too!
  • Dedicated counselors, activities and support services


Everything You Need to Succeed

female grad with necklaceWe offer the whole college experience, including

  • Highly qualified instructors with advanced degrees
  • Nearly 200 associate degrees and credit certificates, plus 23 noncredit certificates, and 1,800 courses
  • Learning Communities for students with shared interests or experiences
  • Six Villages that provide supportive communities and relevant resources for students, faculty and staff who share an interest in related majors
  • Vibrant student life, with more than 60 clubs and 17 athletics teams, plus opportunities for community engagement and service learning
  • Student services available in person as well as by phone, email and online video 
    • Tutoring available online and on-campus
    • Disability Support Services
    • Health and Psychological Services
    • Listening and Speaking Center
    • Math, Science and Technology Resource Center
    • Veteran Services
    • Food Pantry and resources for basic needs
    • And more!

Big Savings

De Anza's annual tuition and fees of $1,527 are on average

  • $6,094 less than a CSU
  • $14,670 less than a UC 
  • Many thousands less than most private or out-of-state universities
  • (Figures exclude books, room and board; you can save more at De Anza by living at home)

Where You Can Go

Annual Student Transfers 

  • University of California (UC): 946
  • California State University (CSU): 1,333
  • Private or out-of-state colleges: 160

(Figures are for most recent year available: 2022-23)

Top 5 UC Transfer Locations

  1. Berkeley
  2. San Diego
  3. Davis
  4. Irvine
  5. Los Angeles

Top 5 CSU Transfer Locations

  1. San José
  2. San Francisco
  3. East Bay
  4. Sacramento
  5. Long Beach

Visit our Transfer Center to learn more about De Anza's 22 Associate Degrees for Transfer, which guarantee admission to the CSU system

De Anza Offers

  • State-of-the-art facilities, equipment and technology – thanks to the generosity of community members
  • Renovated Library with individual and group study areas, computer lab, upgraded Wi-Fi and extra power outlets
  • Additional “Zoom Spaces” on campus – designated spots with Wi-Fi and power
  • Unique attractions – the California History Center, Euphrat Museum of Art, Planetarium and the Visual & Performing Arts Center
  • 112-acre campus with murals, fountains, trees, green space and the Cheeseman Environmental Study Area – a natural garden with 400 species of California native plants.
  • Silicon Valley networking opportunities

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