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Laney College was established in 1953, and is situated in Oakland, California. The college was originally opened as Oakland City College. The campus occupies more than 60 acres of land. The college offers over 20 certificate programs as well as Associate of Arts degrees, and more than 10 Associate of Science Degrees. Academic divisions of the college include:
  • Division of Business, Math, and Sciences
  • Division of Community Partnerships and Workforce Development
  • Division of Fine and Applied Arts, Communications, and Physical Education
  • Division of Humanities, Language Arts, and Social Sciences
  • Division of Vocational Technology
The college mascot is Eddie the Eagle, and the official colors are silver and forest green. The sports teams of Laney College play water polo, track, baseball, volleyball and football.

Profile of Laney CollegeLaney is located in Oakland, California (a large city). The school is a public institution. The highest degree level offered by Laney is the Associate's degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in mathematics, science, liberal arts, and cooking and culinary arts.

Laney Selectivity

Laney is an open-admission school.

The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Laney is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school had 11, 745 enrolled students in 2007. Laney has a large minority student population. Adults changing careers are relatively common at the school.

Laney Tuition and AffordabilityLaney is a relative bargain, with lower tuition and fees than most schools offering similar degrees.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Laney College is an educational institution in Oakland, California, providing lifelong learning opportunities in academic and career programs to diverse cultural and social-economic communities. The College fulfills this mission by offering optimal student support services and working with other organizations to address the local and global educational needs of our community to maximize access and student learning outcomes"

Laney Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts272liberal arts and sciences, social services, humanities, English language and literature, minority and gender studies
Business and Management70business management, accounting, banking, retail, sales and marketing, labor relations
Cooking and Culinary Arts49culinary arts
Beauty and Cosmetology44cosmetology
Science41biological and physical sciences
Construction Trades26construction manager, carpentry, building inspector
Engineering Technician23HVAC tech, drafting
office and Administration11administrative assistant, office management
Media8graphic communications, radio and television, journalism
Science and Laboratory Technician7biology tech
Computer Science and Engineering6information technology, system administration, computer and info science, web design, computer programming
Art Studies3art studies
Production Trades3machinist, welding, cabinetmaking
Photography and Commercial Art2commercial photography, commercial art
Drama and Performing Arts1drama, dance
Design0graphic design
Fine Arts0ceramics
Architecture and Planning0architectural tech
Contact: LaneyLaney College

900 Fallon St

Oakland, California 94607

General Phone: (510) 834-5740

http://laney. peralta.edu

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