Foresthill, California, is located about 52 miles northeast of Sacramento, CA, in Placer County. This town has about 1,483 residents. While residents do not have the opportunity to attend institutions of higher education in Foresthill, they do have four opportunities within the county. Drexel University, based in Philadelphia, PA, has its Drexel University Sacramento campus where students can obtain doctoral degrees in Educational Leadership and Management, along with several masters' degrees. Also in Placer County is Institute of Technology, where students can earn certificates in culinary, technical, medical, and business fields. Sierra College also offers more than 125 degrees at its Placer County campus. Students can also attend William Jessup University, a Christian liberal arts college that offers a number of bachelor and certificate programs.
Most residents of Foresthill must commute outside of the community to seek employment. The largest employer in Placer County is Agilent Technologies Incorporated in Roseville, about 36 miles away. This company designs, manufactures, and designs bio-analytical electronic measurement instruments. The second-largest employer in the county is Alpine Meadows, a popular ski resort. The resort is located about 33 miles from the city. The third-largest employer is AT&T in Auburn, about 19 miles away. Other large employers include Composite Engineering Incorporated, K-Love Christian Music, Kaiser Roseville Medical Center, and Nordstrom.