College Of Alameda

College Of Alameda

The College of Alameda is a two-year community college located in Alameda, California. It was founded in 1968. COA is a part of the Peralta Community College District. The campuses at Atlantic Avenue and Webster Avenue have been operational since 1970. The college offers a wide variety of degrees and programs in diverse areas of study.

COA's athletic department fields both men's and women's sports teams, which participate in a wide variety of sports like basketball, baseball and volleyball. The college is a member of the Bay Valley Conference and the California Association of Community Colleges. Its sports teams are known as the Cougars.

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Contacting College of Alameda

College of Alameda
555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway
Alameda , CA 94501
General Phone: (510) 748-2334

College of Alameda Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts133minority and gender studies, Spanish language, American Sign Language, English, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, anthropology, geography, ...
Business and Management51business, business management, electronic commerce, accounting, call center operation, small business management, sales and marketing
Mechanics and Repair32autobody repair, automobile mechanics, diesel mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech, avionics maintenance
Construction Trades14apparel and textiles
Therapy and Counseling12psychology
Medical Support and Technology11dental assistant
Computer Science and Engineering8information technology, computer programming, computer networking
Family and Social Work3social service professions
Office and Administration2data entry, administrative assistant
Art Studies0art studies
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy
Law0legal secretary
Transportation0truck and bus driver

Number of programs and degrees for College of Alameda in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree20128
Award of less than 1 academic year206
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years022
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years4910

College of Alameda Student Body

In 2007-2008, College of Alameda had a total enrollment of 5,979 students (3,630 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 16%
Black 24%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 35%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 17%
20-21 17%
22-24 15%
25-29 15%
30-34 9%
35-39 6%
40-49 8%
50-64 7%
65+ 1%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown24%

College of Alameda Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 51 %
Part-Time 35 %

College of Alameda Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Alameda, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

College of Alameda Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 564
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,380
Books and supplies $ 1,422

Financial Aid:
College of Alameda participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 672000)

College of Alameda Faculty

College of Alameda has a tenure system for faculty.

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year4$96,7578$96,482
All faculty totalcalendar year4$96,7578$96,482

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year29$86,31424$74,448
All faculty totalacademic year29$86,31424$74,448

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

College of Alameda Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Customer Service Support/Call Center/Teleservice Operation
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Information Technology

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textiles, General

Family And Social Work
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Legal Administrative Assistant/Secretary

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Avionics Maintenance Technology/Technician
Diesel Mechanics Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General

Religion And Philosophy

Biology/Biological Sciences, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

Truck and Bus Driver/Commercial Vehicle Operation

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checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
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checked Career counseling
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checked Remedial classes for students
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