Laney College

Laney College

Laney College was established in 1953, and is situated in Oakland, California. The college was originally opened as Oakland City College. The campus occupies more than 60 acres of land. The college offers over 20 certificate programs as well as Associate of Arts degrees, and more than 10 Associate of Science Degrees. Academic divisions of the college include:

  • Division of Business, Math, and Sciences
  • Division of Community Partnerships and Workforce Development
  • Division of Fine and Applied Arts, Communications, and Physical Education
  • Division of Humanities, Language Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Division of Vocational Technology

The college mascot is Eddie the Eagle, and the official colors are silver and forest green. The sports teams of Laney College play water polo, track, baseball, volleyball and football.

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Contacting Laney

Laney College
900 Fallon St
Oakland , CA 94607
General Phone: (510) 834-5740

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Laney Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts306minority and gender studies, English language and literature, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services
Business and Management116business management, accounting, banking, labor relations, sales and marketing, retail
Office and Administration59office management, administrative assistant
Science53biological and physical sciences
Cooking and Culinary Arts53culinary arts
Beauty and Cosmetology37cosmetology
Engineering Technician21HVAC tech, drafting
Construction Trades19carpentry, building inspector, construction manager
Media14journalism, radio and television, graphic communications
Hospitality11hospitality management
Computer Science and Engineering10information technology, computer programming, web design, system administration
Production Trades6machinist, welding, cabinetmaking
Science and Laboratory Technician6biology tech
Photography and Commercial Art4commercial art, commercial photography
Art Studies3art studies
Drama and Performing Arts1dance, drama
Design0graphic design
Architecture and Planning0architectural tech
Fine Arts0ceramics

Number of programs and degrees for Laney in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree45638
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years026
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years14515
Award of less than 1 academic year1258

Laney Student Body

In 2007-2008, Laney had a total enrollment of 11,745 students (6,387 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 16%
Black 28%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 31%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 5%
18-19 12%
20-21 12%
22-24 14%
25-29 16%
30-34 11%
35-39 8%
40-49 11%
50-64 10%
65+ 2%

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

State unknown24%

Laney Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 58 %
Part-Time 37 %

Laney Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Oakland, 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.

Laney Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

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

Financial Aid:
Laney participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 126600)

Laney Faculty

Laney 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 year7$86,25015$92,023
All faculty totalcalendar year7$86,25015$92,023

*: 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 year50$76,15055$75,255
All faculty totalacademic year50$76,15055$75,255

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

Laney Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Beauty And Cosmetology
Cosmetology/Cosmetologist, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
Labor and Industrial Relations
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Construction Trades
Building/Construction Site Management/Manager
Building/Home/Construction Inspection/Inspector

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General

Graphic Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Hospitality Administration/Management, General

Liberal Arts
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General

Mathematics, General

Graphic Communications, General
Radio and Television

Music, General

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Cabinetmaking and Millwork/Millwright
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Welding Technology/Welder

Biological and Physical Sciences

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

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