Chaffey College

Tel: (909)652-6000
19,284 students
Public institution
Chaffey College, one of the first colleges to be established in California, is a two-year public community college situated in an area of natural and tranquil beauty in Southern California. Its campus occupies 200 acres of rolling lawns and native foliage in the foothills of the majestic San Gabriel mountains. Founded in 1883 as a private college, Chaffey has been a publicly funded college since 1916 and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Chaffey is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Community College League of California, Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), and is approved by the Office of Private Post-Secondary Education for Veterans Benefits. Today Chaffey College serves over 18,000 students offering academic and occupational programs to the local residents at the three campuses and online. The college's superior general education courses provide a basis for students to transfer to four-year colleges and universities or to acquire job skills necessary for the changing marketplace. Chaffey College is also recognized for its outstanding occupational programs. A student whose objective is to gain technical skills, to change careers, or to improve their existing skills, can choose from over 60 occupational programs including nursing, automotive technology, aeronautics, or hotel and food service management.
School Highlights:
Chaffey College serves 19,284 students (28% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher than the community college average of 22:1.
Minority enrollment is 81% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 63%.
Chaffey College is one of 16 community colleges within San Bernardino County, CA.
The nearest community college is San Joaquin Valley College-Ontario (2.4 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 427 teachers has declined by 5% over five years.
Chaffey College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 427 staff
59 staff
Chaffey College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 19,284 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has decreased from 49:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.63 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
19,284 students
1,282 students
Chaffey College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 45:1
22:1
Chaffey College student staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students
5,490 students
810 students
Chaffey College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 13,794 students
1,017 students
Chaffey College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Chaffey College Enrollment Breakdown Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
6%
2%
Chaffey College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
59%
7%
Chaffey College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
9%
12%
Chaffey College Black (2006-2013)
% White
19%
57%
Chaffey College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
2%
Chaffey College More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
2%
3%
Chaffey College Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
Chaffey College non_resident (2006-2013)
Chaffey College Ethnicity Breakdown Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.63 0.53
Chaffey College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,153 is less than the state average of $5,742. The in-state tuition has grown by 62% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $6,145 is less than the state average of $10,294. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,153 $5,742
Out-State Tuition Fees $6,145 $10,294
Chaffey College Out-State Tuition Fees (2009-2012)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 70%
89%
Chaffey College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2013 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Chaffey College, one of the first colleges to be established in California, is a two-year public community college situated in an area of natural and tranquil beauty in Southern California. Its campus occupies 200 acres of rolling lawns and native foliage in the foothills of the majestic San Gabriel mountains. Founded in 1883 as a private college, Chaffey has been a publicly funded college since1916 and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Chaffey is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges, the Community College League of California, Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges (SOC), and is approved by the Office of Private Post-Secondary Education for Veterans Benefits. The purpose of the Student Activities Program of Chaffey College is to complement the academic program of studies and enhance the overall educational experience of students through participation in social, cultural, intellectual, recreational, health and governance programs. Chaffey College offers a host of short-term and semester-long study abroad programs to destinations across the globe. From the classic academic program offering a selection of general education courses taught by Chaffey faculty at foreign institutions, to shorter focused travel programs in art, theatre, history, and language, Chaffey has a study abroad program for just about everyone. Physical Education/Athletics is an integral component of the general education and vocational education programs at Chaffey College. Physical Education/Athletics is essential to develop an individual's physiological and social well being.

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For San Bernardino, CA public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,141 per year for in-state students and $5,003 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,722 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.
San Bernardino, CA community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.53. The most diverse community college in San Bernardino, CA is Barstow Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.