Las Positas College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
2022 Average Net Price
$5,342
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
6,724
32.3% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
46.6%
396 Graduates

About

Las Positas College is a higher education institution located in Alameda County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Las Positas College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (434 degrees awarded), General Business Administration & Management (147 degrees), and General Psychology (116 degrees).

In 2022, 1,324 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Las Positas College. 56.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 43.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (445 degrees), 1.16 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (385 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Las Positas College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Las Positas College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $5,342.

In 2022, 41% of undergraduate students attending Las Positas College received financial aid through grants.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Las Positas College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Las Positas College is $−7,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$5,342
2022 Value
30.4%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Las Positas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $5,342. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Las Positas College grew by 30.4%.

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Other Student Expenses

$17,253
Room and Board
$1,125
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Las Positas College was of $17,253 in 2022. The cost of room and board decreased by 21.8% between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,125. The cost of books and supplies increased by 4.17% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

41%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants

41% of undergraduate students at Las Positas College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 13.9% with respect to 2021, when 36% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
0%
2019 Default Rate
0
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Las Positas College was 0%, which represents 0 out of the 30 total borrowers.

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Enrollment

Las Positas College had a total enrollment of 6,724 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Las Positas College is 2,174 students and the part-time enrollment is 4,550. This means that 32.3% of students enrolled at Las Positas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Las Positas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 30.6% Hispanic or Latino, 30.1% White, 23.8% Asian, 8.11% Two or More Races, 4.16% Black or African American, 0.55% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.223% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Las Positas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (17.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Female (14.3%) and Asian Male (13.7%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

32.3%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Las Positas College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 6,724 students. The full-time enrollment at Las Positas College is 2,174 and the part-time enrollment is 4,550. This means that 32.3% of students enrolled at Las Positas College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

79%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Las Positas College was 79%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Las Positas College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    2,058 enrolled students
  2. White
    2,023 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    1,598 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Las Positas College is 30.6% Hispanic or Latino, 30.1% White, 23.8% Asian, 8.11% Two or More Races, 4.16% Black or African American, 0.55% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.223% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 103 students (1.53%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 176 more women than men received degrees from Las Positas College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Las Positas College is hispanic or latino (445 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (385 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Las Positas College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (434 degrees awarded), followed by General Business Administration & Management (147 degrees) and General Psychology (116 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Las Positas College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Liberal Arts & Humanities (471 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (47 degrees), and Protective Services (83 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Las Positas College are Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (395,932 people), Other managers (361,528 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (314,894 people), Police officers (183,752 people), and Social workers, all other (182,539 people).

The most specialized majors at Las Positas College in 2022 are Liberal Arts & Humanities (471 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (47 degrees), Protective Services (83 degrees), Psychology (116 degrees), and Social Sciences (86 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Las Positas College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Nuclear medicine technologists and medical dosimetrists, and Photographic process workers & processing machine operators

The most specialized majors at Las Positas College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (471 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (47 degrees), Protective Services (83 degrees), Psychology (116 degrees), and Social Sciences (86 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Las Positas College are Elementary & secondary schools (801,495 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (534,380 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (426,250 people), Legal services (338,616 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (333,434 people).

The most specialized majors at Las Positas College are Liberal Arts & Humanities (471 degrees awarded), Human Sciences (47 degrees), Protective Services (83 degrees), Psychology (116 degrees), and Social Sciences (86 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Las Positas College.
Most Common (2021)
  1. 335 degrees awarded
  2. 137 degrees awarded
  3. 80 degrees awarded

In 2021, the most common associates degree concentration at Las Positas College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 335 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

574
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
750
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 574 degrees were awarded to men at Las Positas College, which is 0.765 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (750).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 168 degrees were awarded to men at Las Positas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.56 times less than the 300 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 300 degrees were awarded to men at Las Positas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.79 times more than the 168 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

26%
100% Completion Time
46%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 26% of students graduating from Las Positas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 46% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 52% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Black or African American Female
Highest Graduation Rate (62.5%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Las Positas College is Female and Black or African American (62.5% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 1.77% of graduates (7 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    445 degrees awarded
  2. White
    385 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    303 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Las Positas College is hispanic or latino (445 degrees awarded). There were 1.16 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (385 degrees).

2.27% of degree recipients (30 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    261 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    214 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    184 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Las Positas College is hispanic or latino female (261 degrees awarded). There were 1.22 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (214 degrees).

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Operations

Las Positas College employs 122 Instructors. Most academics at Las Positas College are Female Instructor (67), and Male Instructor (55).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Las Positas College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 61 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees.

Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $2.53M - Federal
  2. $16.5M - State
  3. $3.96M - Local

As of 2022, Las Positas College received $2.53M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $16.5M from state grants and contracts, and $3.96M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$42.8M
2022 Salaries
0.887%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Las Positas College paid a median of $42.8M in salaries, a 0.887% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$15M
Instructional Salaries
122
Number of Employees

In 2022, Las Positas College paid a total of $15M to 122 employees working as instructors, which represents 34.9% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
122 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
61 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Las Positas College was Instructor with 122 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Las Positas College were Office and Administrative Support with 61 employees, Management with 18 employees, and Community, Social Service, Legal, Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports and Media with 13 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Las Positas College was Female Instructor with 67 employees, and Male Instructor with 55 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Las Positas College.

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