College of Alameda

555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pky
Alameda, CA 94501
Tel: (510)522-7221
5,712 students
Public institution
  • College of Alameda will be a diverse, supportive, empowering learning community for seekers of knowledge. We are committed to providing a creative, ethical and inclusive environment in which students develop their abilities as thinkers, workers and citizens of the world.
School Highlights
College of Alameda serves 5,712 students (15% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Asian and Black), which is more than the state average of 68%.
College of Alameda is one of 9 community colleges within Alameda County, CA.
The nearest community college is Laney College (1.30 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 111 teachers has declined by 7% over five years.
College College of Alameda (CA) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 111 staff 78 staff
College of Alameda Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 5,712 has declined by 10% over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.80 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,712 students 2,419 students
College of Alameda Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 830 students 1,297 students
College of Alameda Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 4,882 students 5,258 students
College of Alameda Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
College of Alameda Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
College of Alameda American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2012)
% Asian
College of Alameda Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
College of Alameda Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
College of Alameda Black (2006-2014)
% White
College of Alameda White (2006-2014)
% Hawaiian
College of Alameda Hawaiian (2008-2012)
% Two or more races
College of Alameda More (2010-2014)
% Non Resident races
College of Alameda Non Resident (2006-2014)
% Unknown races
College of Alameda Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.80 0.73
College of Alameda Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,144 is less than the state average of $1,220. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $5,704 is less than the state average of $6,184. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,144 $1,220
College of Alameda In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,704 $6,184
College of Alameda Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 78% 81%
College of Alameda % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • As a comprehensive community college, we offer courses and programs that satisfy the transfer requirements of four-year colleges and universities. In addition, a range of vocational/technical programs will prepare you for today's complex work place. These include: Apparel Design and Merchandising, Automotive Technology, Auto Body and Paint, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Business and Accounting, Computer Information Systems, Dental Assisting and Diesel Mechanics. Basic Skills and English as a Second Language courses provide a strong foundation that ensures success in academic and technical programs. Our faculty members are master instructors who are dedicated to the field of teaching and enthusiastically celebrate their students' successes. In addition, the college's classified staff are committed professionals who provide excellent college services in the instructional divisions, counseling, EOPS, DSPS, CalWorks, Financial Aid, tutoring, student support services and information technology. Individual College of Alameda occupational programs are accredited or certified by the American Dental Association (ADA) Council on Dental Education for Dental Assistants, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). As a low cost, publicly supported two-year community college, College of Alameda makes available lower division college level work at a moderate cost to students.

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Did You Know?
For Alameda County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,144 per year for in-state students and $5,704 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alameda County, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.77, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Alameda County, CA is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.