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So you're from Alameda, CA?

Fortunately for you, Alameda, CA offers a number of great schools to choose from. It's just a matter of finding the right program and study subject for you!


 

Alameda College and University Demographics

Alameda's 3 colleges and universities offer a total of 42 degree and certificate programs for you to choose from, in fields ranging from autobody/collision and repair technology/technician to psychology, general to counseling psychology.

Alameda's top-ranked school is Alameda Beauty College. In 2010, it received a nationwide rank of 76th. Approximately 187 students are currently enrolled at Alameda Beauty College. Approximately 93% of students studying at Alameda Beauty College choose to study Beauty, making it the most popular course of study at the school.

Tuition

Alameda schools charge an average tuition of $6,859 per year. In Alameda, tuition rates can vary from $19,812 per year to $766 per year. The school charging the highest tuition rates is Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area, while the school with the lowest tuition rates is College of Alameda.

Financial Aid

In 2008, $7,873,495 of the total $8,107,225 in financial aid received by Alameda students was in the form of institutional grants and scholarships. The school giving the most institutional grants and scholarships in Alameda was College of Alameda, which gave students $4,510,977 in institutional financial aid.

Alameda Student Demographics

Alameda schools had an enrollment of 8,369 students in 2010. This is 0% of the total number of California college students. College of Alameda, with 7,302 students, had the highest number of students in Alameda, while Alameda Beauty College, with only 187 students, had the lowest number.

Graduation and Retention Rates

Approximately 70% of students who enroll as first year students at Alameda schools return to complete their second year. The graduation rate for Alameda schools is approximately 25%. Graduation rates, however, can vary from college to college. Alameda Beauty College has a graduation rate of 33%, while College of Alameda has a graduation rate of 16%.

Diversity

Alameda schools have a student population that is approximately 59% female. 40% of Alameda college students are older than 24 years. In 2009, 83% of Alameda college students identified themselves as belonging to a racial or ethnic minority. The Alameda school with the highest percentage of minority students was College of Alameda, with 85% of students identifying themselves as being from a racial or ethnic minority background.

Alameda Faculty Demographics

As of 2010, there were a total of 1,816 faculty employed by Alameda colleges and universities. 40% of faculty members at Alameda schools were female. 34% of them identified themselves as being racially or ethnically diverse.

Alameda schools had an average faculty to student ratio of 1 to 7 in 2009. Institute of Transpersonal Psychology had the highest faculty to student ratio, of schools in Alameda, with 1 to 1.

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Distance School City State Rating Acceptance Rate Student Population
1 miles from location College of Alameda Alameda CA 9.52118 n/a 7,302
0 miles from location Argosy University-San Francisco Bay Area Alameda CA 1.54796 n/a 880
0 miles from location Alameda Beauty College Alameda CA 23.8957 100% 187
 
 

Need a little help deciding on what to study?

We've ranked the top 50 jobs in Alameda, CA to help you find the right study subject
that fits your interest!

Rank Occupation Num of Jobs Avg Salary Avg Salary (Nat'l) Job Growth (Past 5 Yrs)
1
Retail Salespersons+ 27,720 $28,940 $25,000 -20.2%
2
Office Clerks, General+ 19,080 $36,520 $28,240 -18.8%
3
Registered Nurses+ 16,840 $100,900 $67,720 1.0%
4
General and Operations Managers+ 15,970 $133,120 $113,100 -1.9%
5
Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants+ 13,150 $52,550 $45,860 -18.5%
6
Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks+ 12,180 $44,050 $35,340 -13.7%
7
First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers+ 11,610 $60,350 $50,770 -0.6%
8
Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education+ 11,220 $64,590 $54,330 -2.1%
9
Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants+ 8,380 $33,480 $25,140 15.0%
10
Accountants and Auditors+ 8,130 $80,160 $68,960 -2.4%
11
Construction Laborers+ 7,680 $43,700 $33,590 -29.7%
12
Security Guards+ 7,650 $30,880 $26,870 11.8%
13
First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers+ 7,410 $43,660 $39,890 -10.1%
14
Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive+ 7,170 $42,180 $32,000 0.4%
15
Software Developers, Applications+ 6,550 $100,720 $90,410
16
Medical Secretaries+ 6,420 $39,000 $31,820 181.6%
17
Carpenters+ 6,050 $60,870 $43,890 -51.8%
18
Cooks, Restaurant+ 5,800 $25,740 $23,260 2.1%
19
Medical Assistants+ 5,740 $33,170 $29,760 168.2%
20
Cooks, Fast Food+ 5,580 $19,630 $18,540 -11.6%
21
Home Health Aides+ 5,370 $22,380 $21,760 64.7%
22
Management Analysts+ 4,810 $98,920 $87,260 0.8%
23
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses+ 4,790 $57,320 $41,360 43.8%
24
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education+ 4,540 $32,770 $29,200
25
Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics+ 4,370 $50,980 $38,200 -16.0%
26
Financial Managers+ 4,360 $133,150 $116,970 -11.9%
27
Civil Engineers+ 4,200 $96,390 $82,280 -10.4%
28
Sales Managers+ 4,070 $131,370 $114,110 5.7%
29
Lawyers+ 3,770 $152,650 $129,440 31.8%
30
Billing and Posting Clerks+ 3,620 $40,100 $33,270 4.9%
31
Police and Sheriff's Patrol Officers+ 3,610 $86,660 $55,620 -26.5%
32
Social and Human Service Assistants+ 3,420 $40,090 $30,100 157.1%
33
Computer Programmers+ 3,410 $82,240 $74,900
34
Electricians+ 3,350 $75,820 $51,810 -19.3%
35
Middle School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education+ 3,290 $65,000 $54,880 -35.6%
36
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers+ 3,170 $85,290 $62,260 -40.4%
37
Loan Officers+ 2,860 $68,150 $65,900 -8.9%
38
Managers, All Other+ 2,790 $117,270 $102,160 -20.3%
39
Computer and Information Systems Managers+ 2,700 $139,930 $123,280 -8.2%
40
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters+ 2,700 $69,800 $50,360 -9.4%
41
Dental Assistants+ 2,660 $42,970 $34,140 -24.0%
42
Medical and Health Services Managers+ 2,540 $107,820 $93,670 95.4%
43
Coaches and Scouts+ 2,540 $42,630 $35,950 44.3%
44
Architectural and Engineering Managers+ 2,470 $155,690 $125,900 0.8%
45
Postsecondary Teachers, All Other+ 2,410 $108,610 $71,280
46
Dental Hygienists+ 2,250 $97,340 $68,680 -5.1%
47
Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors+ 2,230 $46,320 $35,920 23.9%
48
Physicians and Surgeons, All Other+ 2,220 $183,300 $180,870 105.6%
49
Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products+ 2,160 $67,530 $60,160 4.3%
50
Food Service Managers+ 2,120 $52,850 $52,220 3.9%