Serving the Tri-Valley area of San Francisco, or Livermore, Pleasanton and Dublin, Las Positas College (LPC) provides commuter students both transfer curriculums and degree programs in a number of career-ready areas of study.
Two-year transfer programs allow students to earn the credits needed to complete degree programs at four-year colleges. Programs of this type are offered in computer science, business administration, psychology, chemistry, and the liberal arts. Programs that lead to employment shortly after graduation or that focuses on occupational specialties include:
- Fire service
- Computer information systems
- Business entrepreneurship
- Early childhood development
- Automotive technology
Students can take classes online as well as on campus. The school, which focuses on making a commitment to the environment, is involved in sustainability programs and recycling. The large career college currently has an enrollment of just over 9,000 students. Students who live in California pay a much lower tuition rate than students from out of state.
The school, which has a 75% retention rate, charges California residents $46 per unit and non-residents $272 per unit – a substantial difference if you don’t live in the state. Contact the college for further information by phoning them at 925-424-1000. They are located at 300 Campus Hill Drive in Livermore, California.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $5,700. To calculate a more personalized cost visit the net price calculator. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are:
- State Residents: $1,100-$1,300
- Out-of-State: $6,900-$8,323
- Part-time students are charged:
- State Residents: $46-$55 per credit unit
- Nonresidents: $290-$350 per credit unit
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||45%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||44%||$4,371|
|Student Loans (Federal)||1%||$7,120|
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and recent graduates, Las Positas College may provide services including:
- Online classes
- Remedial instructional courses
- Academic counseling for students
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how this school compares against other community colleges in Alameda County and community colleges in California as a whole.
|Las Positas College||Alameda County||California|
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Las Positas College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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