Ohlone College 50th Anniversary

Welcome to Ohlone College!

I am happy to share the many exciting things going on here at Ohlone.

As part of the celebration of Ohlone’s 50 years of service to the Tri-Cities, we have planned a year full of events and festivities to recognize our students, alumni, current and former faculty and staff, community supporters, and those who have played a significant role in the history of the college.

To start the 50th anniversary year, Ohlone’s website has a different look and feel.  We are updating the entire site so it will be easier to access the information you are seeking.

Ohlone prides itself on its excellent teaching and student support services.  Faculty at Ohlone are dedicated to student learning and success.  They are extremely knowledgeable, committed to their disciplines, and enthusiastic about helping students achieve their educational goals.

Thanks to the dedication of our faculty and staff, Ohlone is known as a high-achieving college–among the top few community colleges in the state for awarding degrees and certificates and in the top five for transfer to four-year universities.  And did you know that students who transfer from Ohlone do better than students who enroll directly as first year students into a four-year university?  Community college transfers have higher GPAs as juniors and are more likely to graduate!  For the next 50 years, Ohlone’s goal is to reach even higher levels of service and support for student achievement.

In addition to the outstanding quality education we provide, Ohlone is an enormous bargain.  Two years of tuition and fees at Ohlone costs just $2,876 compared to Cal State at $11,880 and UC at $27,020.

Providing the best possible learning environment is a critical aspect to enhancing student achievement.   Ohlone has a state-of-the-art LEED Platinum center in Newark that offers health science and technical programs as well as an array of general education courses.  Thanks to the voters in the District, we are using a $349 million bond, Measure G, to revitalize Ohlone’s main campus in Fremont.  In 2015, we completed our award-winning South Parking Structure, enabling students to access classrooms easily without having to climb stairs.  The College recently revitalized the athletic fields and swimming pool; student-athletes in baseball, softball, soccer, swimming, and water polo are enjoying these new facilities.  Our biggest project to date, the new academic core, will offer cutting-edge learning environments for sciences and arts, and an ultramodern library and learning commons.  The three new buildings are slated to open in spring 2019.

Considered from every angle, Ohlone College offers the best place to learn.  I invite you to Ohlone to see for yourself.

Gari Browning, Ph.D.
President/Superintendent
Ohlone Community College District