Laney College
Oakland, CA 94607


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 10,928
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 5%
Student to faculty ratio 24:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Laney College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Laney College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,624 and in-state students paid $1,104.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = $3,466
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $7,623
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Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 67% of Laney College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 55% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,803 (which is 10% above the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Laney College in 2016-2017, was 4, which is 1% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $7,597 (which is 66.7% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
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Student Body

In Fall 2016, Laney College has enrolled a total of 10,928 students (2,046 students full-time and 8,882 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 10,928 students, 1,314 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 45% men and 55% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 886 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Asian: 31%

Black/African American: 22%

Hispanic: 22%

White: 14%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 5%

Two or more races: 5%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%

Non-resident alien: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Laney College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 17% 428
Social Sciences 11% 280
Personal And Culinary Services 10% 246
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 9% 230
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 8% 202
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 7% 183
English Language And Literature/letters 4% 96
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 3% 81
Construction Trades 3% 78
Precision Production 3% 69

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Laney College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Laney College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $19,700. Last year, out of the total 1,780 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,335 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,827 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,315 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $19,700 $27,400
Employment Rate 75% 72%
Total Graduates 1,780 1,827

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Laney College.

College of Alameda
1.3 mile away
Berkeley City College
5.1 mile away
Merritt College
5.2 mile away
Contra Costa College
12.7 mile away
Chabot College
13.6 mile away
Diablo Valley College
15.8 mile away
College of San Mateo
18.5 mile away
College of Marin
19.1 mile away
Canada College
24.1 mile away