College of Alameda

555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pky
Alameda, CA 94501-0000
Tel: (510)522-7221
  • 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 26% over five years.
College of Alameda(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty111 staff92 staff
College of Alameda Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 5,712 has declined by 5% 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 12% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,712 students7,516 students
College of Alameda Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio51:144:1
College of Alameda Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students830 students1,613 students
College of Alameda Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students4,882 students5,903 students
College of Alameda Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
College of Alameda Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
College of Alameda American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
31%
13%
College of Alameda Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
16%
37%
College of Alameda Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
20%
7%
College of Alameda Black (2007-2016)
% White
13%
32%
College of Alameda White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
1%
-
College of Alameda Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
2%
3%
College of Alameda More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
3%
3%
College of Alameda Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
13%
5%
College of Alameda Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.800.73
College of Alameda Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
20%
29%
College of Alameda Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$36,400$34,900
College of Alameda Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,144 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,256 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 21% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,144$1,636
College of Alameda In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,256$6,797
College of Alameda Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%78%
College of Alameda % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts-$5,500
Source: 2016 (or 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 California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,802 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.