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 UniversitySanta 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 CollegeMission 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.