C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Safety
    C
  5. Student Experience
    C
  6. Location
    A-
Laney College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Address
900 Fallon Sreet
Oakland, CA 94607

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Scores Range
ACT Scores Range
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
High School GPA

Cost

Net Price
$8,507/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,228/ year
  • $30-48k
    $7,763/ year
  • $49-75k
    $9,307/ year
  • $76-110k
    $11,477/ year
  • $110k+

Academics

Professors
C-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
23:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
68%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.34 responses
36%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.36 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.37 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,821Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
45%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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After Laney College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$27,600/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
26%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
70%
National
83%

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Laney College Reviews

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For someone who has attended various community colleges in the Bay Area, Laney College by far sets itself apart from many. My instructors have all been wonderful, having left some of the biggest impressions on me. My courses have all been challenging and I leave them feeling well prepared for the next level. The student body is multiculturally diverse, which I find to be an important aspect for any school. Laney College offers an array of courses to take within many fields of study. I enjoy meeting student that are pursuing other fields and find I am always learning something new and interesting from them. One of the best things about Laney is its location-easily attainable from many cities around the Bay Area because it is literally across the street from Lake Merritt Bart station! Laney College takes pride in its students. Go Eagles!
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Every teacher I have had at Laney has been top-notch, inspirational, and knowledgeable. Their math department is stellar. If it were not for Fred Bourgoin and Derrick Smith, who are both excellent and supportive teachers, perhaps I would still be a physics major. I took physics at other Peralta schools (Berkeley City and Merritt) before the last course of the 3-course sequence, when I was able to take Dr Neil Nicol at Laney. He is hands-down the best physics teacher around. Maybe if I had had him from the get-go, I wouldn't have switched to math! I must also laud the music department--I took two semesters of music theory there, and they were great. I wish I'd had more time to take more music classes. Do not be fooled by the tired facilities and buildings--the education and educational resources available at Laney are excellent.
Laney has a good math department. The teachers are passionate and the classes are offered in the evenings as well as day time. Before I was able to succeed as a math major I had to learn how to learn math. My instructors at Laney held my hand and also gave me the necessary push to become a focused, diligent student. I’ve been accepted to a very competitive actuarial science program, which I see as a success not just for me but also for the math department at Laney.

The morale on campus is high. Students at Laney are mostly poor and otherwise disadvantaged. Many students are homeless. It is a miracle that there is a place like this where motivated students can come, apply themselves, get the support they need and achieve real, build able academic accomplishments.