• 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 5,107 students (12% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 83% of the student body (majority Asian), which is more than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,107 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,144
  • Out-state tuition: $6,256
  • Student:teacher ratio: 29:1
  • Minority enrollment: 83%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 179 teachers has grown by 61% over five years.
College of Alameda
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
179 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of College of Alameda has declined by 11% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 32:1 over five years.
The College of Alameda diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,107 students
7,899 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
29:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
638 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,469 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
301 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
638 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,469 students
6,239 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
10 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
39%
14%
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% Hispanic
20%
45%
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% Black
12%
5%
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% White
17%
26%
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% Hawaiian
1%
n/a
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
3%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.76
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
26%
35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
1.92%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$36,400
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,144 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,256 is less than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has declined by 12% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,144
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,256
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
66%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$6,000
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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How much does College of Alameda cost?

College of Alameda's tuition is approximately $1,144 for In-State students and $6,256 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 5,107 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,144
  • Out-state tuition: $6,256
  • Student:teacher ratio: 29:1
  • Minority enrollment: 83%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Alameda County, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,145 per year for in-state students and $6,480 for out-of-state students. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Alameda County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.77, which is higher than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Alameda County, CA is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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