College of Alameda

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
2022 Average Net Price
$15,641
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.63%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
5,673
11.2% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
35.5%
77 Graduates

About

College of Alameda is a higher education institution located in Alameda County, CA. In 2022, the most popular 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentrations at College of Alameda were Liberal Arts & Sciences (179 degrees awarded), Aircraft Powerplant Technology (25 degrees), and Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (23 degrees).

In 2022, 664 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at College of Alameda. 52.9% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 47.1% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was asian (258 degrees), 1.73 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (149 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at College of Alameda is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at College of Alameda is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $15,641.

In 2022, 59% of undergraduate students attending College of Alameda received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at College of Alameda was $1,104. The cost of tuition at College of Alameda is $−7,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$15,641
2022 Value
24.3%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 College of Alameda had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $15,641. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of College of Alameda grew by 24.3%.

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Other Student Expenses

$22,066
Room and Board
$1,724
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at College of Alameda was of $22,066 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,724. The cost of books and supplies decreased by 12.5% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

59%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

59% of undergraduate students at College of Alameda received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 3.51% with respect to 2021, when 57% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.63%
2019 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at College of Alameda was 2.63%, which represents 1 out of the 38 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

College of Alameda had a total enrollment of 5,673 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at College of Alameda is 635 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,038. This means that 11.2% of students enrolled at College of Alameda are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at College of Alameda, both undergraduate and graduate, is 29.3% Hispanic or Latino, 25.2% Asian, 17.8% Black or African American, 15% White, 6.59% Two or More Races, 0.476% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.247% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at College of Alameda in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Male (16.2%), followed by Asian Male (15%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (12.4%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

11.2%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at College of Alameda in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 5,673 students. The full-time enrollment at College of Alameda is 635 and the part-time enrollment is 5,038. This means that 11.2% of students enrolled at College of Alameda are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

56%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at College of Alameda was 56%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), College of Alameda had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,663 enrolled students
  2. Asian
    1,427 enrolled students
  3. Black or African American
    1,008 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at College of Alameda is 29.3% Hispanic or Latino, 25.2% Asian, 17.8% Black or African American, 15% White, 6.59% Two or More Races, 0.476% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.247% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 197 students (3.47%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 38 more women than men received degrees from College of Alameda. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at College of Alameda is asian (258 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (149 degrees).

The most common 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate concentration at College of Alameda is Liberal Arts & Sciences (179 degrees awarded), followed by Aircraft Powerplant Technology (25 degrees) and Airframe Mechanics & Aircraft Maintenance Technology (23 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at College of Alameda, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Mechanical Technologies (107 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (322 degrees), and Math & Statistics (30 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Alameda are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (342,202 people), Other managers (330,934 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (262,914 people), Postsecondary teachers (198,431 people), and Secondary school teachers (147,919 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Alameda in 2022 are Mechanical Technologies (107 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (322 degrees), Math & Statistics (30 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (47 degrees), and Social Sciences (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Alameda are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, and Securities, commodities, & financial services sales agents

The most specialized majors at College of Alameda are Mechanical Technologies (107 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (322 degrees), Math & Statistics (30 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (47 degrees), and Social Sciences (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at College of Alameda are Elementary & secondary schools (607,597 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (417,693 people), Computer Systems Design (306,655 people), Legal services (283,584 people), and Justice, public order, & safety activities (193,239 people).

The most specialized majors at College of Alameda are Mechanical Technologies (107 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (322 degrees), Math & Statistics (30 degrees), Visual & Performing Arts (47 degrees), and Social Sciences (49 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by College of Alameda.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 143 degrees awarded
  2. 40 degrees awarded
  3. 31 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at College of Alameda was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 143 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

313
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
351
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 313 degrees were awarded to men at College of Alameda, which is 0.892 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (351).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 120 degrees were awarded to men at College of Alameda in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.594 times less than the 202 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 202 degrees were awarded to men at College of Alameda in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.68 times more than the 120 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

18%
100% Completion Time
30%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 18% of students graduating from College of Alameda completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 30% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 36% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Male
Highest Graduation Rate (53.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at College of Alameda is Male and Asian (53.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.9% of graduates (3 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Asian
    258 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    149 degrees awarded
  3. White
    108 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at College of Alameda is asian (258 degrees awarded). There were 1.73 times more asian recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (149 degrees).

3.16% of degree recipients (21 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Asian Male
    150 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Female
    108 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    86 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at College of Alameda is asian male (150 degrees awarded). There were 1.39 times more asian male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, asian female (108 degrees).

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Operations

College of Alameda employs 67 Instructors. Most academics at College of Alameda are Female Instructor (34), and Male Instructor (33).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Alameda are: Management, with 14 employees, Business and Financial Operations, with 13 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $4.18M - Federal
  2. $3.82M - State
  3. $920k - Local

As of 2022, College of Alameda received $4.18M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $3.82M from state grants and contracts, and $920k from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$17.4M
2022 Salaries
0.0279%
growth from 2021

In 2022, College of Alameda paid a median of $17.4M in salaries, a 0.0279% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$6.97M
Instructional Salaries
67
Number of Employees

In 2022, College of Alameda paid a total of $6.97M to 67 employees working as instructors, which represents 40.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
67 Employees
Management
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
14 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at College of Alameda was Instructor with 67 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at College of Alameda were Management with 14 employees, Business and Financial Operations with 13 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 9 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at College of Alameda was Female Instructor with 34 employees, and Male Instructor with 33 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at College of Alameda.

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