Description

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.

Quick Facts about Laney College

Region

Southwest

Setting

Large City Setting

Type

Public

Size

Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)

On-Campus Housing Available

No

Selectivity

Open Admissions

In-State Tuition

$1,046

Out-of-State Tuition

$5,150

Retention Rate

59%

Enrollment

12,654

Year Established

1953

Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating: 4.5

5 star
  1 review
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67% of students gave Laney College 4 stars overall.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating:
4

Detailed Ratings

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:
5

Detailed Ratings

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.

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Students

Total Students
12,654

Undergraduate vs. Graduate

Undergraduate
100%
Graduate
0%

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Students

Full-Time
100%
Part-Time
0%

Ethnic Diversity

African-American
29%
Asian
30%
Caucasian
13%
Latino
11%
Other
17%

International Students

International
3%
Domestic
97%

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