Heald College-Fresno (Closed 2015)

255 W Bullard
Fresno, CA 93704
  • 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-Fresno serves 1,301 students (83% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 28:1 is lower than the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 90% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Heald College-Fresno is one of 6 community colleges within Fresno County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Heald College-Fresno is San Joaquin Valley College-Fresno (0.9 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 47 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Heald College-Fresno(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 Faculty47 staff97 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Heald College-Fresno has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 28:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The Heald College-Fresno diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 28% over five years.
Total Enrollment1,301 students7,516 students
Student:Teacher Ratio28:144:1
# Full-Time Students1,082 students1,613 students
# Part-Time Students219 students5,903 students
% Asian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
% Unknown races
Diversity Score0.640.73
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,700$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 Aid99%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)78%86%
Source: 2015 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Heald is a nonprofit, 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. Since its establishment in 1906, Heald Fresno has evolved into a leading career college that offers a range of programs in business, technology and healthcare. The Fresno, California campus of Heald College opened in 1906. As San Joaquin Valley emerges as a market for new jobs, Heald College continues a tradition of providing uniquely qualified graduates from its 38,000-square-foot facility. 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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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 $19,157 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 86%. 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 0.65. The most diverse community college in California is Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.