College of Alameda

555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pky
Alameda, CA 94501
Tel: (510)522-7221
6,049 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 6,049 students (13% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 59:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 86% 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 102 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
College of Alameda Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 102 staff
59 staff
College of Alameda Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,049 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 59:1 has increased from 51:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
6,049 students
1,282 students
College of Alameda Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 59:1
College of Alameda student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
780 students
810 students
College of Alameda Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,269 students
1,017 students
College of Alameda Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
College of Alameda Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
College of Alameda Asian (2006-2013)
% Hawaiian
College of Alameda Hawaiian (2008-2013)
% Hispanic
College of Alameda Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
College of Alameda Black (2006-2013)
% White
College of Alameda White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
College of Alameda More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
College of Alameda Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
College of Alameda non_resident (2006-2013)
College of Alameda Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average 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. 0.71 0.53
College of Alameda Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,144 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 49% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,256 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,144 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,256 $10,294
College of Alameda Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 82%
College of Alameda % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (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.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Oakland Laney College
    900 Fallon Sreet
    Oakland, CA 94607
    1.3  Mi  |  11871  students
  • Emeryville Carrington College California-Emeryville
    Private for-profit
    6001 Shellmound St. Ste. 145
    Emeryville, CA 94608
    4.1  Mi  |  0  students
  • Oakland Merritt College
    12500 Campus Dr
    Oakland, CA 94619
    6.1  Mi  |  6195  students
  • Berkeley Berkeley City College
    2050 Center Sreet
    Berkeley, CA 94704
    6.2  Mi  |  6755  students
  • San Francisco Heald College-San Francisco
    Private for-profit
    875 Howard Street Suite 100
    San Francisco, CA 94103
    6.4  Mi  |  1131  students
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Did You Know?
For Alameda, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,145 per year for in-state students and $6,048 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
Alameda, 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 0.72, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in Alameda, CA is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.