Las Positas College

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2020 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
0% growth from 2019
2020 Average Net Price
$6,456
After Financial Aid
2018 Student Loan
2.33%
Default Rate
2020 Enrolled Students
8,005
31.5% Full-Time
2020 Graduation Rate
43.5%
346 Graduates

About

Las Positas College is a higher education institution located in Alameda County, CA. In N/A, the most popular Bachelor's Degree concentrations at Las Positas College were N/A.

In 2020, 1,440 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Las Positas College. 55.3% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 44.7% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (546 degrees), 1.24 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (440 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Las Positas College is $1,104, which is $−6,876 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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The median undergraduate tuition at Las Positas College is $1,104, which is $−6,876 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $6,456.

In 2020, 34% of undergraduate students attending Las Positas College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, null% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2020 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2020, the cost of tuition at Las Positas College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Las Positas College is $−6,876 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($7,980).

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Average Net Price

$6,456
2020 Value
13.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2020 Las Positas College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $6,456. Between 2019 and 2020, the average net price of Las Positas College grew by 13.7%.

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Average net price is calculated from full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded a grant or scholarship from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.

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Other Student Expenses

$15,084
Room and Board
$1,971
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Las Positas College was of $15,084 in 2020. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,971. The cost of room and board increased by 9.47% between 2019 and 2020. The cost of books and supplies increased by 2.82% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

34%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
null%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

34% of undergraduate students at Las Positas College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2020. This represents a growth of 0% with respect to 2019, when 34% 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.
2.33%
2018 Default Rate
1
Number of Defaults

In 2018 the default rate for borrower's at Las Positas College was 2.33%, which represents 1 out of the 43 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Las Positas College has a total enrollment of 8,005 students. The full-time enrollment at Las Positas College is 2,518 students and the part-time enrollment is 5,487. This means that 31.5% of students enrolled at Las Positas College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Las Positas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 32% White, 30.1% Hispanic or Latino, 22.7% Asian, 7.51% Two or More Races, 4.05% Black or African American, 0.587% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.112% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Las Positas College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Male (17.6%), followed by White Female (15.9%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (14.6%). Students enrolled in full-time Graduate programs are most commonly N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

31.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Las Positas College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 8,005 students. The full-time enrollment at Las Positas College is 2,518 and the part-time enrollment is 5,487. This means that 31.5% of students enrolled at Las Positas College are enrolled full-time compared with 34.4% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

78%
2020 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 78%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (60%), Las Positas College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    2,561
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,407
  3. Asian
    1,820

The enrolled student population at Las Positas College is 32% White, 30.1% Hispanic or Latino, 22.7% Asian, 7.51% Two or More Races, 4.05% Black or African American, 0.587% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.112% 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 44.5% White, 26.8% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.2% 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, 149 students (1.86%) did not report their race.

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In 2020, 152 more women than men received degrees from Las Positas College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Las Positas College is white (546 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white graduates than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (440 degrees).

The most common Bachelor's Degree concentration at Las Positas College is N/A, followed by N/A and N/A.

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 Human Sciences (79 degrees awarded), Protective Services (160 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (630 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 Elementary & middle school teachers (282,732 people), Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers (176,646 people), Other managers (176,431 people), Police officers (144,618 people), and Social workers, all other (133,402 people).

The most specialized majors at Las Positas College are Human Sciences (79 degrees awarded), Protective Services (160 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (630 degrees), Psychology (102 degrees), and History (12 degrees).

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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, Skincare specialists, Physicians, Clinical and counseling psychologists, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Las Positas College are Human Sciences (79 degrees awarded), Protective Services (160 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (630 degrees), Psychology (102 degrees), and History (12 degrees).

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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 (649,257 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (396,061 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (279,682 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (246,032 people), and Individual & family services (172,345 people).

The most specialized majors at Las Positas College are Human Sciences (79 degrees awarded), Protective Services (160 degrees), Liberal Arts & Humanities (630 degrees), Psychology (102 degrees), and History (12 degrees).

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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
  1. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  2. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded
  3. N/A
    N/A degree-majorss awarded

In false, the most common bachelors degree concentration at Las Positas College was N/A with N/A degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

644
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2020
796
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2020

In 2020, 644 degrees were awarded to men at Las Positas College, which is 0.809 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (796).

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Most Common Male Majors

In false, 248 degrees were awarded to men at Las Positas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.651 times less than the 381 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In false, 381 degrees were awarded to women at Las Positas College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.54 times more than the 248 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

19%
100% Completion Time
44%
150% Completion Time

In 2020, 19% of students graduating from Las Positas College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 44% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 53% 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.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate at Las Positas College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (72.4%).

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, 0.578% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    546 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    440 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    310 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Las Positas College is white (546 degrees awarded). There were 1.24 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (440 degrees).

0.417% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic
  1. White Male
    296 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Female
    278 degrees awarded
  3. White Female
    250 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Las Positas College is white male (296 degrees awarded). There were 1.06 times more white male recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino female (278 degrees).

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Las Positas College has an endowment valued at nearly $N/A, as of the end of the 2020 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of $1.9M (NaNM%), compared to the 5.11% average return ($226k on $4.42M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2020, Las Positas College had a total salary expenditure of $150M. Las Positas College employs 124 Instructors, 0 N/A, and 0 N/A. Most academics at Las Positas College are Female Instructors (63), Male Instructors(61), and N/A (0).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Las Positas College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 58 employees, Management, with 18 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

Endowment

0%
growth from 2019

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $5.3M - Federal
  2. $35.9M - State
  3. $3.37M - Local

As of 2020, Las Positas College received $5.3M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $35.9M from state grants and contracts, and $3.37M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$41.2M
2020 Salaries
6.27%
growth from 2019

In 2020, Las Positas College paid a median of $41.2M in salaries, which represents 27.5% of their overall expenditure ($150M) and a 6.27% growth from the previous year. This is compared to a 2.56% growth from 2018 and a 10.2% growth from 2017.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (43.6% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$13.2M
Instructional Salaries
124
Number of Employees

In 2020, Las Positas College paid a total of $13.2M to 124 employees working as instructors, which represents 32% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $4.98M (29.6%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
124 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
58 Employees

In 2020, the most common positions for instructional staff at Las Positas College were Instructor with 124 employees; false with 0 employees; and false with 0 employees.

In 2020, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Las Positas College were Office and Administrative Support with 58 employees; Management with 18 employees; and Business and Financial Operations with 12 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2020, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Las Positas College was Female Instructor with 63 employees, and Male Instructor with 61 employees.

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

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