Las Positas College
Livermore, CA 94551-7650


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 9,049
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 8%
Student to faculty ratio 25:1
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


Las Positas 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

Las Positas College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $6,936 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, 42% of Las Positas College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 26% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,250 (which is 2.7% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Las Positas College in 2016-2017, was 0, which is -- of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was -- (which is 100% below 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, Las Positas College has enrolled a total of 9,049 students (2,984 students full-time and 6,065 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 9,049 students, 769 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 48% men and 52% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 880 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 39%

Hispanic: 30%

Asian: 18%

Two or more races: 7%

Black/African American: 4%

Non-resident alien: 1%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 1%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Las Positas 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
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 32% 797
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 12% 298
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 10% 241
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 5% 121
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 5% 120
Psychology 5% 118
Biological And Biomedical Sciences 4% 92
English Language And Literature/letters 3% 74
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 3% 64
Visual And Performing Arts 2% 40

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 Las Positas 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 Las Positas College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $27,900. Last year, out of the total 5,315 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 4,624 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 5,677 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 4,769 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $27,900 $36,500
Employment Rate 87% 84%
Total Graduates 5,315 5,677

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

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