college alameda

CISL Pathway Partner - College of Alameda

“Your Success Begins Here”


The College of Alameda is one of four colleges in the Peralta Community College District. The 62-acre campus is situated in charming Alameda, a city located on an island across from Oakland in the San Francisco Bay that is known for its historic buildings, Victorian-style homes, and several prominent California wineries. The campus, which is easily accessed using public transportation, was designed around a courtyard to encourage student, staff, and faculty interaction. The College of Alameda offers transfer agreement guarantees to numerous CSU and UC campuses.

School Highlights:

  • Warm and welcoming campus
  • High transfer rate to CSUs and UCs (click here for transfer statistics)
  • Opportunity to study at Peralta’s three other campuses (Laney College, Merritt College, and Berkeley City College)
  • Numerous “Degree with a Guarantee” programs to ensure acceptance to a CSU
  • Excellent access to many Bay Area cities = many housing options for students
  • Active and supportive Office of International Education to assist students from abroad

Guaranteed Transfer Programs:

  • Art History
  • Business Administration
  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • And more!

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college alameda

Location: Alameda, California (San Francisco Bay Area)

Student Population: 6,600

Popular Programs Include:

  • Biology
  • Business
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Economics
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Health Education
  • Political Science
  • Sociology

For a full list of programs, visit:

On-campus Housing: The Office of International Education assists students with housing and homestay options.