Las Positas College

  • The mission of Las Positas College is to foster growth and success, both in its students and in its community. The College strives to fulfill this mission by offering high-quality, comprehensive educational programs and services. It augments and strengthens its mission by partnering with local businesses and organizations to promote the welfare of its students and the economic and social health of its service area.
School Highlights
  • Las Positas College serves 8,835 students (32% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is same as the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 68%.
  • Las Positas College is one of 9 community colleges within Alameda County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Las Positas College is Ohlone College (14.1 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 200 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Las Positas College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty200 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Las Positas College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Las Positas College diversity score of 0.69 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,835 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio44:144:1
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# Full-Time Students2,854 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students5,981 students5,903 students
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This chart display the Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of Las Positas College.This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CA.
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
-
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% Asian
14%
13%
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% Hispanic
26%
37%
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% Black
3%
7%
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% White
47%
32%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
3%
3%
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% Unknown races
2%
5%
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Diversity Score0.690.73
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College Completion Rate
35%
29%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,400$34,600
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Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $1,138 is less than the state average of $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 27% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,970 is more than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has grown by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,138$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,970$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid46%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$4,750
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Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Las Positas College is located on 147 acres in Livermore, in the midst of one of California's fastest-growing regions for business and scientific industry. Las Positas began as an extension center of Chabot College in 1963, offering 24 classes and enrolling 810 students at Livermore High School and two other sites. By 1965, the program had expanded and moved to Granada High School in Livermore; it subsequently grew to include Amador and Dublin High Schools as well. The District purchased the Livermore site that same year, intending to develop a comprehensive community college. Las Positas College currently enrolls approximately 8,100 day and evening students. The College offers a two-year curriculum for students seeking career preparation, transfer to a four-year college or university, or personal enrichment. Students who come to the College can choose any of 22 Occupational Associate Degrees, 16 Transfer Associate Degrees, and over 35 Certificate Programs. Las Positas College has since developed into a fully accredited comprehensive institution. In 1988 the College was designated by the Board of Governors to be an independent college. Las Positas College received full accreditation on January 7, 1991 from the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Nearby Schools

  • The nearest community college to Las Positas College is Ohlone College (14.1 miles away).
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