Laney College

Oakland, CA

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Laney College

Laney College

Laney College Student Essentials

Laney College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Large City Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Website: laney.peralta.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $1,144
Out-of-State Tuition: $5,704
Retention Rate: 54%
Enrollment: 19,943
Year Established: 1953

About Laney College

Laney College is one of the largest community colleges in the Alameda County region, and its academics include everything from the arts to professional programs of study. Laney College’s downtown Oakland location also offers easy access to cultural activities, entertainment and more.

Laney College’s more than 14,000 students come from all over Alameda County. Students may earn an associate’s degree, certificate or professional diploma, get a career-focused education or complete the first two years of their bachelor’s degree.

Laney College’s dozens of majors cover a diverse set of fields. Examples of majors include:

  • African-American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Carpentry
  • Chinese Language
  • Dental Assisting
  • Engineering
  • Graphic Arts
  • Media
  • Native American Studies
  • Real Estate
  • Theatre Arts

Laney’s college life features everything from talent shows to meditation classes to lectures. College life is also enhanced by Laney’s location, which is walking distance from museums, theatres, restaurants and Oakland’s Chinatown.

Laney College provides financial aid to qualifying students. Types of aid include state grants, federal grants, work-study and federal student loans. A FAFSA is required for all of these financial aid sources. Laney College also lists information about outside scholarships.

Anyone with a high school diploma or GED may enroll in most of Laney College’s programs. Applicants must complete an online admissions application.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 3 Reviews

67% of students gave Laney College 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

Laney College has been a dream come true for me. Laney is paving the way for my future. When I first came here and walked on campus, I could feel a positive vibe and I would look around and see students who r motivated and determined to future themselves in life. The students are really nice and very helpful. What I liked most about Laney is the diversity of students and the help you receive coming here. Whenever i needed help, the staff would go above and beyond to make sure you are on track with everything. That really touched my heart. I knew I was at home. As a student, you to have to do your part in staying focused and not giving up. Whatever resources they have, do take advantage of them. They are really helpful. Stay postive in everything you do and if you need help, never be afraid to ask.


Student at This School - Grad Year 2012

Overall Rating

Laney College has an excellent location and a community which has a will to never stop learning. It is like a home away from home. It allowed me to grow both as a student and as a person. I feel after attending this institution that it has prepared me well for being able to transfer to a 4 year university.


Laney College Map & Location

Laney College
900 Fallon Sreet
Oakland, CA 94607


Getting Around Laney College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Transit

Excellent transit. This area has plenty of convenient public transportation.

9/10
rail

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Oakland, CA

Winter
Dec
58
45
Jan
58
44
Feb
62
47
Spring
Mar
64
49
Apr
66
50
May
69
53
Summer
Jun
71
55
Jul
72
56
Aug
73
58
Fall
Sep
74
57
Oct
72
54
Nov
65
49

Students

Total Students 19,943

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 16%
  • African American: 27%
  • Caucasian: 16%
  • Asian: 27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 14%
Latino 16%
African American 27%
Caucasian 16%
Asian 27%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 14%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 10%
Part-Time 90%
International 3%
Domestic 97%

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