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Cañada College
Redwood City, California
United States
Coordinates 37°26′57″N 122°15′42″W / 37.44917°N 122.26167°W / 37.44917; -122.26167Coordinates: 37°26′57″N 122°15′42″W / 37.44917°N 122.26167°W / 37.44917; -122.26167
Type Public Community College
Established 1968
School district San Mateo County Community College District
Campus Buildings
Color(s) Green and gold
Mascot Colts
Newspaper The San Matean

Cañada College is a community college located at 4200 Farm Hill Boulevard in an unincorporated area of Redwood City, California, just off Highway 280. Cañada College opened in 1968 as part of the three-school San Mateo County Community College District. It is one of the smallest community colleges in the San Francisco Bay Area. The college is located on 131 acres (0.53 km2) in the western part of Redwood City.

The main entrance to Cañada College off Farm Hill Boulevard.

The college is unique in that it was one of the first community colleges in California to partner with four-year universities to offer bachelor degrees on-site. It offers bachelor's degrees in nursing, business administration, liberal studies, and child and adolescent development in addition to teaching credentials for elementary and secondary schools and an accelerated executive master's degree in business administration. Canada College has the largest University Center in the California community college system.

Cañada has award-winning fashion design, interior design, and video game art programs. The college has the largest English Language Institute in the Bay Area and is a destination for people enrolled in English as a Second Language programs. Cañada College historically has one of the highest transfer rates for students moving on to four-year colleges and universities.

It should be noted that the name should be spelled with the tilde over the N in order to avoid it being mistaken for a college in Canada.


Learning Communities

  • Crossing Borders
  • First Year Experience
  • Bridge Program

Library and Learning Center

The Library and Learning Center, located in the center of campus have beautiful views of the quad and of Woodside. Part of the Peninsula Library System, the Library welcomes visitors from beyond the campus. The Learning Center offers extensive services, classes, tutoring opportunities and workshops to support learning.


  • Anthropology Club
  • MESA website
  • SHPE
  • Pre-Med Club
  • YLL
  • Engineering Club

Butterfield Horse Sculpture

Designed by Deborah Butterfield, this bronze sculpture sits in the quad at Cañada College.

Notable alumni

See also

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