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 8,978 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is same as the state community college average of 45:1.
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 75%.

Top Rankings

Las Positas College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 200 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Las Positas College(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High TraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty200 staff149 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 45:1 has decreased from 47:1 over five years.
The Las Positas College diversity score of 0.76 is more than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment8,978 students8,598 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio45:145:1
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# Full-Time Students2,959 students2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students6,019 students6,583 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
20%
12%
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% Hispanic
28%
43%
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% Black
4%
7%
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% White
33%
25%
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% Hawaiian
1%
-
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% Two or more races
6%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
4%
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% Unknown races
1%
4%
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Diversity Score0.760.73
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College Completion Rate
39%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$37,400$34,600
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,138 is less than the state average of $1,458. 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 $6,710. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,138$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,970$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid39%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts$6,375$5,751
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Source: 2019 (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 (14.3 miles away).
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