Office of the President

President’s Welcome

Dear Prospective Students, Students, and Community Members:

College of Alameda (CoA) is a local community college with outstanding academics and exceptional support programs. We welcome future and current students of all ages and backgrounds. In this new academic year, we are proudly reconfirming our commitment to racial and social justice, equitable service to our very diverse student body, and to making this campus a welcoming atmosphere where all can learn, grow, and achieve success on their pathways to careers, future education, and other life endeavors. Our students come from near and far, from the City of Alameda to nearby Oakland, to the greater San Francisco Bay Area and 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.  Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, our physical campus remains closed, but we offer our full range of student support services online as well as online and hybrid classes.

If you hope to earn a baccalaureate or higher degree, College of Alameda is an excellent first step on that pathway. Our Transfer Center provides a variety of services and workshops for students interested in transferring to four-year colleges or universities after completing associate degrees and transferable courses at CoA.

College of Alameda is also an excellent option if you are interested in gaining employment in Apparel Design and MerchandisingBusiness/Accounting/Office AdministrationComputer Information SystemsDental Assisting, or Transportation Technology.

At just $46 per unit for California residents, attending College of Alameda is very affordable, and Financial aid is available to those who are eligible. Visit the I Can Afford College website for more details.

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!

Sincerely,

Don Miller, Ph.D.

Interim President
College of Alameda