President’s Welcome

Welcome to the College of Alameda!

Dear Prospective Students, Students, and Community Members:

College of Alameda (CoA) takes pride in being a community college with outstanding academics and exceptional support programs. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome here. We proudly serve a diversity of students from near and far, from the City of Alameda to nearby Oakland, and from the greater San Francisco Bay Area to over 50 countries worldwide.

Since opening our doors in 1970 College of Alameda’s exceptional faculty and staff have empowered students to believe in themselves and reach their highest potential. Our goal is to provide you with a world-class education so that you too can achieve your dreams.

If you hope to earn a baccalaureate or higher degree, but are not yet ready to enroll at a university, College of Alameda is an excellent choice. Our Transfer Center provides a variety of services and workshops for students interested in transferring to four-year colleges or universities.

College of Alameda also is a good option if you are unemployed or under-employed and want to work in Apparel Design and Merchandising, Business/Accounting/Office Administration, Computer Information Systems, Dental Assisting, or Transportation Technology.

At just $46 per unit for California residents, attending College of Alameda is affordable.  Financial aid is available as well. Visit the I Can Afford College website and find out if you’re eligible for financial aid.

For information on how to enroll, please visit our New Students: Steps for Student Success webpage, or call our Welcome Center at (510) 748-2184.

Thank you for visiting our website. I wish you all the best in your future endeavors and hope you will visit us in person to find out more about what College of Alameda can do for you!


Timothy Karas

College of Alameda