Heald College-Concord (Closed 2015)

5130 Commercial Circle
Concord, CA 94520
  • Heald College prepares students for academic, personal, and professional success through quality career-focused programs that develop skills to last a lifetime.
School Highlights
  • Heald College-Concord serves 1,232 students (83% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Heald College-Concord is one of 4 community colleges within Contra Costa County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Heald College-Concord is Diablo Valley College (4.0 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 46 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Heald College-Concord(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPrivate, for profitPublic
Total Faculty46 staff97 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Heald College-Concord has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 33:1 over five years.
  • The Heald College-Concord diversity score of 0.80 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,232 students7,516 students
Student:Teacher Ratio27:144:1
# Full-Time Students1,020 students1,613 students
# Part-Time Students212 students5,903 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.800.73
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$41,900$34,600

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $13,620 is less than the state average of $19,157. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees$13,620$19,157
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid91%78%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$11,676$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$8,826$5,500
Acceptance Rate (Year 2013)88%86%
Source: 2015 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Heald is regionally accredited private career college that has been preparing students for rewarding careers in Business, Technology and Healthcare for over 140 years. We started with one campus in San Francisco, back in 1863, and we've expanded to 11 campuses across the western United States: Concord, Fresno, Hayward, Rancho Cordova, Roseville, Salinas, San Francisco, San Jose, Stockton, Honolulu and Portland. For more than 140 years, Heald College has been committed to preparing students for academic, personal, and professional success through quality career-focused programs that develop skills to last a lifetime. Because Heald College is a nonprofit educational institution, it invests in its students by providing small classes and fostering a supportive environment for learning. Over the last several years, Heald Concord has expanded to better meet the growing demand for qualified business, technology, medical and dental degree graduates in the area. Established in 1975, Heald Concord has a strong presence in the community and an outstanding reputation with local employers. Located in a 66,000-square-foot, fully networked facility, Heald College Concord serves all of Contra Costa County. The building features a beautiful, multi-purpose conference center with complete wireless capability. The campus has expanded three times over the last several years to better meet the growing local demand for qualified business, technology and healthcare degree graduates. Recently it began offering a dental assisting program and added a state-of-the-art dental lab. All Heald campuses are regionally accredited through the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC) of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). That means we're recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for meeting high standards for providing excellence in education.

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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 $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

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California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.