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Santa Clara is proud to be home to multiple world-recognized institutions of higher learning. From Santa Clara University to Mission College, thousands of students are expanding their possibilities in Santa Clara.

Santa Clara University

cyt_scuSanta Clara University offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, Santa Clara University is California's oldest operating higher-education institution.

Mission College

cyt_missioncollegeMission College is a public community college located in the City of Santa Clara, and in the heart of the Silicon Valley. The college offers a future of transfer to a four year institution, a future of increasing skills for both higher education and the workforce and a future for an Associate’s Degree or Certificate. The college Career Center and Job Placement Office help students transition to the working world after college and each year sponsor’s a job fair featuring more than 60 employers. The Transfer Center helps to guide the transition from the two-year college to a four-year college so that students can easily gain a Bachelor’s degree. Each spring semester, Mission College hosts the largest college fair in the San Francisco Bay Area, where more than 180 national and international colleges and universities are represented.
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