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Milpitas, California (CA) Colleges and Universities

There are 44 schools within 25 miles of Milpitas, California. Here you can learn about several schools in each of four categories important for prospective students looking to further their education in the Milpitas area.

We pay particular attention to public and private traditional institutions near Milpitas, those offering a variety of programs. Some of these schools are then categorized by location, size, cost and graduation rate based on information obtained from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES).

Closest Schools to Milpitas, California

Milpitas-area students in search of the right college can choose from roughly 44 options, including vocational schools, technology-centric colleges and 4-year universities. Prospective students can expect to find a range of available academic programs at these institutions. Traditional schools offering degree programs closest to Milpitas are:

  • San Jose State University (6.3 miles)
  • Ohlone College (6.7 miles)
  • Santa Clara University (6.9 miles)
  • Mission College (7.4 miles)
  • San Jose City College (8.8 miles)

Largest Schools Near Milpitas, California

The largest traditional schools in the area consist of three 4-year major universities and two 2-year colleges offering student populations of over 14,500 students. All except for Stanford are public schools:

  • San Jose State University (32,713)
  • De Anza College (23,104)
  • Stanford University (16,963)
  • Foothill College (15,030)
  • California State University - East Bay (14,823)

Lowest Net Price

Cost may be another important factor to consider when evaluating potential schools. The NCES determines a school's net price by subtracting the average amount of grant or scholarship aid in-state students received from the total cost of attending a school. Net prices at traditional schools in the Milpitas area ranged from less than $6,000 to more than $37,000 in 2014-2015. The following schools have the lowest net prices among traditional schools near Milpitas for full-time undergraduate students - all are 2-year schools:

  • Las Positas College ($5,712)
  • Foothill College ($5,929)
  • Canada College ($6,165)
  • De Anza College ($6,506)
  • Chabot College ($6,811)

Highest Graduation Rate

Students can look at a college's graduation rate to get an idea of its previous success. The NCES calculates graduation rates by totaling the number of students who complete their degree or certificate programs within 150% of 'normal time' (e.g. 6 years for a bachelor's degree). About half of the schools near Milpitas that have graduation rates reported to the NCES, have figures that are below 40%, but there are several options above 50%. These percentages from the NCES are based on full-time undergraduate students who began their programs in 2009 for 4-year schools, and 2012 for 2-year schools:

  • Stanford University (94%)
  • Santa Clara University (84%)
  • Foothill College (62%)
  • De Anza College (62%)
  • San Jose State University (57%)

In each of the aforementioned categories, you can see several options for traditional college students that will help inform your educational research in the Milpitas, California region.

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