Ohlone College

Ohlone College

Ohlone College is a community college situated in Fremont, California and is the main campus of the Ohlone Community College District. The institution honors the early Ohlone Indians of the Costanoan tribes who lived in the Fremont and Newark area. Offering numerous opportunities for personal achievement in arts, Ohlone College provides many benefits to the students and the community. The college also offers certificate and bachelors degree courses, and has the following departments:

  • Biotechnology Department
  • Broadcasting Department
  • Center for Deaf Studies
  • Fine Arts, Business, and Communication Division

The athletics teams of Ohlone College are members of the NJCAA, and are called the Renegades. These teams participate in games like water polo, softball, baseball, basketball, swimming, tennis and soccer at various regional and state levels.

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Ohlone College
43600 Mission Blvd
Fremont , CA 94539-0390
General Phone: (510) 659-6000

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Ohlone College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts154American Sign Language, sign language translation, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, anthropology, ...
Science119biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, astronomy, chemistry, geology, physics
Nursing and Emergency Medicine53registered nursing
Business and Management49business, business management, accounting
Medical Support and Technology23respiratory care tech, phlebotomy
Art Studies16visual and performing arts, art studies
Computer Science and Engineering14computer and info science, computer programming, computer science, web design, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking, system administration
Therapy and Counseling13physical therapist assistant
Music7music, music management
Family and Social Work6child development
Office and Administration6office management, administrative assistant
Media6journalism, radio and television, digital communications, desktop publishing and imaging, animation and special effects
Science and Laboratory Technician5biology tech
Real Estate and Construction Management4real estate
Education and Teaching3special ed, education courses
Security and Law Enforcement2criminal justice and police
Engineering1engineering, archeology
Photography and Commercial Art1photography, drawing
Design1design and visual communication, interior design, graphic design
Drama and Performing Arts1theatre design
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy0sports and fitness management, athletic trainer
Fine Arts0sculpture, ceramics

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree36839
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years052
Award of less than 1 academic year14226
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years11

Ohlone College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Ohlone College had a total enrollment of 11,083 students (5,404 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 29%
Black 5%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 40%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 2%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 19%
18-19 19%
20-21 12%
22-24 10%
25-29 9%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 10%
50-64 6%
65+ 1%

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

State unknown18%

Ohlone College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 73 %
Part-Time 43 %

Ohlone College Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Fremont, 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.

Ohlone College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 617
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,807
Books and supplies $ 1,972

Financial Aid:
Ohlone College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 448100)

Ohlone College Faculty

Ohlone College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1224
Non-tenured and not on tenure track14

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year0*2*

*: 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 year63$100,34780$94,221
All faculty totalacademic year63$100,34780$94,221

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

Ohlone College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Technical Theatre/Theatre Design and Technology

Education And Teaching
Education, Other
Special Education and Teaching, General

Engineering, General

Family And Social Work
Child Development

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
English Language and Literature, General
Geography, Other
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Social Sciences, General
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Radio and Television

Medical Support And Technology
Respiratory Care Therapy/Therapist

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

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

Photography And Commercial Art

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Science And Laboratory Technician
Biology Technician/Biotechnology Laboratory Technician

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science

Therapy And Counseling
Physical Therapist Assistant

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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