College of Alameda

555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pky, Alameda
CA, 94501
Tel: (510)748-2334
6,068 students
Public institution

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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 6,068 students (12% 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 63%.
College of Alameda is one of 11 community colleges within Alameda County, CA.
The nearest community college is Laney College (1.3 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of - teachers has declined by 100% over five years.
College of Alameda 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

Student Body

The student population of 6,068 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 53:1 has increased from 42:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.45. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,068 students
1,287 students
College of Alameda Total Enrollment (2006-2012)
# Full-Time Students
740 students
832 students
College of Alameda Full-Time Students (2006-2012)
# Part-Time Students 5,328 students
1,021 students
College of Alameda Part-Time Students (2006-2012)
College of Alameda sch enrollment College of Alameda sta enrollment
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
43%
2%
College of Alameda Asian (2006-2012)
% Hawaiian
1%
1%
% Hispanic
20%
7%
College of Alameda Hispanic (2006-2012)
% Black
22%
12%
College of Alameda Black (2006-2012)
% White
13%
66%
College of Alameda White (2006-2012)
% Two or more races
1%
2%
College of Alameda More (2010-2012)
College of Alameda sch ethnicity College of Alameda sta ethnicity
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. 0.71 0.45
College of Alameda Diversity Score (2006-2012)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,144 is less than the state average of $5,890. The in-state tuition has grown by 56% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,704 is less than the state average of $10,050. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,144 $5,890
College of Alameda In-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,704 $10,050
College of Alameda Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
Source: 2012 (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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