In the heart of vibrant, multicultural downtown Oakland, Laney College features a big-city university's cosmopolitan atmosphere and human energy. Across the street from the Oakland Museum of California, blocks from historic Chinatown, and a pleasant stroll from Lake Merritt and the Oakland Estuary, Laney gives its 12,000+ students ready access to the city’s formidable intellectual, cultural, and natural resources. 

Laney has been a leader in academic and vocational education for decades with renowned Journalism, Culinary Arts, Mathematics, Machine Technology, and Ethnic Studies programs. 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.

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