555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Pky
Alameda, CA 94501
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 5,667 students (19% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 32:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Asian), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,667 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,144
  • Out-state tuition: $6,256
  • Student:teacher ratio: 32:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

College of Alameda ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 179 teachers has grown by 49% over five years.
College of Alameda
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
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 stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 32:1 has decreased from 51:1 over five years.
The College of Alameda diversity score of 0.79 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
5,667 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
32:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,062 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
4,605 students
6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
28%
12%
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% Hispanic
28%
47%
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% Black
17%
6%
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% White
13%
23%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.79
0.70
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College Completion Rate
22%
32%
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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 $1,997. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,256 is less than the state average of $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,144
$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,256
$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
68%
79%
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$9,500
$6,000
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 5,667 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,144
  • Out-state tuition: $6,256
  • Student:teacher ratio: 32:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

Alameda County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. 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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