• 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 8,005 students (31% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 63% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 74%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 8,005 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,138
  • Out-state tuition: $6,970
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Overview

The teacher population of 323 teachers has grown by 61% over five years.
Las Positas College
(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
323 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Las Positas College has declined by 10% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 27:1 over five years.
The Las Positas College diversity score of 0.73 is more than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
8,005 students
5,216 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
22:1
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# Full-Time Students
2,518 students
1,660 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,487 students
6,239 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
559 students
302 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
2,518 students
1,580 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
54 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
5,487 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
22%
14%
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% Hispanic
29%
45%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
37%
26%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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% Two or more races
7%
4%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
1%
3%
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Diversity Score
0.73
0.70
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
5.38%
4.57%
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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)
$37,400
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,138 is less than the state average of $1,246. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,970 is more than the state average of $6,603. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,138
$1,246
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,970
$6,603
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
41%
86%
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Median Debt for Graduates
n/a
$10,500
Median Debt for Dropouts
$6,375
$5,859
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

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How much does Las Positas College cost?

Las Positas College's tuition is approximately $1,138 for In-State students and $6,970 for Out-State students.

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Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 8,005 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,138
  • Out-state tuition: $6,970
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 63%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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