About Cañada College
Cañada College is located on the edge of Silicon Valley, 35 miles south of San Francisco. Cañada opened in 1968 as part of the three-school San Mateo County Community College District. The college is located on 131 acres in the western part of Redwood City in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains. It is conveniently located near Highway 280 and is easily accessible from much of the Bay Area.
The college serves approximately 5,500 day and evening students. Cañada’s academic offerings are comprehensive, providing students with transfer opportunities, career programs, and the option of earning a four-year degree on campus through partner colleges at the renowned University Center. The college has historically been rated as one of the best community colleges in Northern California and in a special report on California's community colleges, Schools.com rated Cañada College as one of the state's Top 25.
Guided campus tours can be scheduled through the High School & Community Relations office.