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Northern Alameda Adult Education Collective can help you find available courses that work with your schedule!

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Credit courses prepare you for college-level classes.

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Various education organizations are working together to expand and improve adult education in northern Alameda County.

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Northern Alameda Adult Education Collective provides an open door and a clear route for adult students.

How Education Impacts Income
The following statistics have been pulled from the U.S. Census Bureau (2015). American FactFinder: Median Earnings in the Past 12 Months by Educational Attainment for the Population 25 Years and Over.
$27,963
$27,963 median earnings for an individual in California with a high school diploma.
41% Increase
Individuals with a high school diploma or equivalent may see an increase of 41% in annual income compared to someone without a high school diploma, based on annual median earnings. A difference of $8,263 annually.
29% Increase
Individuals with some postsecondary education or associate degree may see an increase of 29% in annual income compared to an individual with only a high school diploma or equivalency, based on annual median earnings. A difference of $8,321 annually.
54% Increase
Individuals with a bachelor's degree may see an increase of 54% in annual income compared to an individual with some postsecondary education or an associate degree, based on annual median earnings. A difference of $19,726 annually.
If I can go from being a high school dropout to being an honor student in college, really, anything is possible.
— Christina Palacios, Merritt College Student
I decided that my children would not be my interpreters, that they would not be ashamed to introduce me to their friends.
— Fernanda Silva, Family Literacy Program Student, Alameda Adult School
After 30 years, I didn't know how I was going to do it, but when I found out I was so close to that diploma, I was just glued to it. And now, I am so proud of myself.
— Verna Brown, Merritt College Student