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About Laney

Laney College is the largest of the 4 colleges of the Peralta Community

About Laney


Laney College Campus Overview



Laney College 2017-18 Organizational Chart (Rev. March 13, 2018)



List of Degrees & Certificates at Laney


Laney College is the largest of the four colleges of the Peralta Community College District which serves northern Alameda County.

Located in the heart of vibrant, multicultural downtown Oakland, Laney features the cosmopolitan atmosphere and human energy of a big-city university. Across the street from the Oakland Museum of California, blocks from historic Chinatown, and a pleasant stroll from both Lake Merritt and the Oakland Estuary, Laney gives its 20,000-plus students ready access to the city’s formidable intellectual, cultural, and natural resources.

With renowned programs in such fields as Journalism, Culinary Arts, Mathematics, Machine Technology, and Ethnic Studies, Laney has been a leader in academic and vocational education for decades. A talented faculty and dedicated staff, not to mention a new state-of-the-art technology center, ensure that Laney will remain at the forefront of Information Age community education for years to come.

Our Vision

Laney College is a dynamic, diverse environment where all are encouraged to become responsible community members, leaders and world citizens.

Our Mission

Laney College, located in downtown Oakland, California, is a diverse, urban community college committed to student learning. Our learner-centered college provides access to quality transfer and career- technical education, foundation skills and support services. These educational opportunities respond to the cultural, economic, social, and workforce needs of the greater Bay Area and increase community partnerships and global awareness.


Our Values

  • Respect

We demonstrate a commitment to the value of each individual through trust, cooperation, and teamwork. We recognize the worth of each individual and his or her ideas and treat each other and those we serve fairly, with compassion and with esteem.

  • Diversity

We are a multicultural and diverse organization, an enriching blend of people and ideas. This college is a place for all people, an environment devoted to fostering and embracing the diversity of our staff, faculty and student body.

  • Appreciation

We demonstrate recognition in the value of the efforts put forth by all of our faculty, staff, administrators and students. We will foster employee growth and performance levels through and personal development.

  • Competence

We share a commitment to performing our work assignments with excellence and continuous improvement. We emphasize doing our best in teaching and learning, student achievement, administrative practices and delivery of support services.

  • Integrity

We are committed to nurturing campus trust by holding ourselves accountable to the highest standards of professionalism and ethics.

  • Accountability

We are individually and collectively responsible for achieving the highest levels of performance in fulfilling our mission. We continually evaluate ourselves in an effort to improve our effectiveness and efficiency in meeting the educational needs of our community.

  • Innovation

We encourage and support creativity, collaboration and risk-taking. We foster and promote innovation in the design, development, support, delivery, and management of all programs and services.

  • Collaboration

We work cooperatively in a shared governance environment and value individual ability and diversity in thinking as essential to promote open communication, active participation, exchange of ideas and collaborative decision-making.


Laney History