Las Positas College

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School Overview

Las Positas College is a two-year community college located in the city of Livermore in California’s Bay Area. Las Positas was first established in 1963 as a branch of Chabot College. Both schools are part of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. Today Las Positas is a independent, fully accredited comprehensive community college that offers degrees and certificates in various fields of study and disciplines.

Las Positas has at total enrollment of about 10,000 students. It offers two-year associate degrees designed to prepare students for careers or to transfer to a four-year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree. The college also offers courses and programs for adults simply seeking enrichment opportunities. Las Positas has articulation agreements with several four-year institutions, including all institutions with the University of California System (except UCLA and UC Berkeley). Currently Las Positas offers 22 Associate of Science (A.S.) and Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S) degrees designed to prepare students for careers, 16 Associate of Arts (A.A.) degrees for student wanting to transfer to a four-year institution, and 42 technical certificate programs.

Among community colleges in the area, Las Positas is well known for its award winning public speaking team. It is also recognized for having one of the top ranked forensics programs in the nation.

General Information

Admission Office

3033 Collier Canyon Road
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 424-1000
Fax: (925) 443-0742

Contact: Sylvia Rodriguez

Main Address

3033 Collier Canyon Road
Livermore, CA 94551
(925) 424-1000


Total undergrads: 9,022
Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,804


Suburban setting
Small city (50,000 – 249,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

Not reported

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C

Arts, Visual & Performing
Commercial/Advertising Art A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Interior Design A,C
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting C
Fashion Merchandising C
Office Management A
Sales and Distribution A

Communications Technologies
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer Science A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C

Engineering Technologies
Drafting and Design Technology A,C

English Language & Literature
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Environmental Health A

Law & Legal Studies
Legal Administrative Assistance C

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Repair A,C
Mechanics & Repair – General C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Physics A

Security & Protective Services
Fire Science/Firefighting A

Social Sciences
International Relations A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Las Positas College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (925) 424-1000
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 3000 Campus Hill Drive, Livermore, CA 94551-7650
Setting: Suburb: Small
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 8,978
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 25 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 6,203 (69% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $1,134
Out-of-state Tuition: $7,734
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 39%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,181

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Las Positas College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Las Positas College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 12
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 55
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 12
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 35
Education 11
Engineering 1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 24
English Language and Literature/Letters 2
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 12
Health Professions and Related Programs 21
History 1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 12
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 12
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 11
Philosophy and Religious Studies 1
Physical Sciences 2
Precision Production 11
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 4
Visual and Performing Arts 25
Grand total 2650

* Based on programs that produced 2018-2019 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Las Positas College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $1,134
Out-of-state $7,734
Books and supplies $1,917

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2018-2019
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2017-2018

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 312 39%
Grant or scholarship aid 304 38% $5,181
Student loan aid 3 0% $3,795

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 3,189 35% $2,709
Federal student loans 42 0% $5,672

Admissions & Enrollment

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Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Las Positas College Enrollment, Fall 2019

Total Enrollment 8,978
Undergraduate enrollment 8,978
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Las Positas College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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