Las Positas College (LPC)

Livermore, CA

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Las Positas College

Las Positas College

Las Positas College Student Essentials

Las Positas College Student Essentials
Region: Southwest
Setting: Small Town Setting
Type: Public
Affiliation: Not applicable
Size: Very Large (+10,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Hawk
On-Campus Housing Available: No
Parking Permit Required: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $1,138
Out-of-State Tuition: $6,562
Retention Rate: 77%
Enrollment: 11,733
Year Established: 1975

About LPC

Las Positas College (LPC) is a commuter school that offers occupational and transfer programs. It is located in Livermore, a charming region of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Two-year transfer degree programs provided at LPC include: Business Administration, Chemistry, Computer Science, Liberal Arts, and Psychology.

Those who need to get job-ready or want to advance in their current career have the option of occupational degree programs such as:

  • Automotive Electronics Technology
  • Business Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Early Childhood Development
  • Fire Service Technology
  • Viticulture and Winery Technology

Classes can be taken on campus or online through the Distance Education program. Beyond coursework, there is an active college life at LPC. Students have the opportunity to get involved in a range of extracurricular activities.

An additional feature of LPC is its dedication to the environment. It attempts to increase its sustainability, and lessen its impact on the environment, through recycling, solar photovoltaic facilities, and other efforts.

There is an open admissions policy at the school, and requirements for enrollment comprise filling out an application and submitting official transcripts. During the admissions process, applicants will also need to complete any financial aid paperwork. Financial aid is available to those who qualify for tuition assistance. Tuition costs are much less for California State residents.

LPC Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 31 Reviews

45% of students gave Las Positas College 4 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2014

Overall Rating

This is a commuter school with mostly students just out of high school. The quality of instructors vary. I found it extremely useful to use to research specific teachers after having a particularly bad one (in my opinion Mr. Darck, Math 107). There is a brand new science building, and there are some great teachers in that department. Carbone's Bio 31 class is very hard, but very good. For math, Henson, McHale, Melendez were great. Overall this is a beautiful campus. LPC has great resources for students with financial need with the Financial Aid department, and the EOPS program. I like that it is a "green" campus.

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Overall Rating

I have had a remarkable journey at Las Positas College to say the least. I was incredibly bummed to have started my college days out at a Junior College close to home. All my friends went off and were given the opportunity to live on the campus, move into the dorms, and meet new people while I went to a college two minutes away from my house. The way I saw it, I was missing out, no crazy life changes at all to be made. Before I knew it, there were drastic changes that occurred right before my eyes. I was suddenly needing to find it inside myself to grow up and mature, as college doesn't slow down for anyone. I put on my game face, and while all my friends had gone away, I made the best of my situation. Turns out, after all my sadness and throwing myself a pitty-party, a good chunk of students I went to High School with who had went away to school, were returning home to attend this college too. I thought to myself, "Maybe I did make the smartest decision after all!" I not only saved so much money, but I also love the campus, love the people, and really do enjoy the personal connections your able to make with your Professors. As I'm wrapping up my time here at Las Positas College, I look back at my experience and the two years I had attended there, which really felt like two months. The only regret I ever had, was the thought of regret at all. Thinking I made a wrong choice by attending this school was surely my own mistake. There were no wrong choices that had been made, no sad memories left behind, and most of all, no regrets at all.

LPC Map & Location

Las Positas College
3000 Campus Hill Drive
Livermore, CA 94551

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LPC Students

Total Students 11,733

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 24%
  • African American: 5%
  • Caucasian: 46%
  • Asian: 16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 8%
Latino 24%
African American 5%
Caucasian 46%
Asian 16%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Unknown and Other 8%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate %
Full-Time 24%
Part-Time 76%
International 1%
Domestic 99%

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