Cabrillo College

Tel: (831)479-6100
12,611 students
Public institution

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The mission of Cabrillo College is to enhance the intellectual, cultural, and economic vitality of our diverse community by assisting all students in their quest for lifelong learning and success in an ever-changing world.
School Highlights:
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Cabrillo College serves 12,611 students (32.42% of students are full-time).
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The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the community college average of -:1.
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Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 71%.
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Cabrillo College is the only community colleges within Santa Cruz County, CA.
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The nearest community college is Carrington College California-San Jose (18.88 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 324 teachers has declined by 38% over five years.
Cabrillo 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 324 staff
60 staff

Student Body

The student population of 12,611 teachers has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has increased from 31:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.53 is equal to the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 8% over five years.
Total Enrollment 12,611 students 1,288 students
Student : Teacher Ratio 39:1
21:1
# Full-Time Students 4,089 students
814 students
# Part-Time Students 8,522 students
1,024 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% Asian
3%
2%
% Hispanic
37%
7%
% Black
1%
12%
% White
50%
57%
% Two or more races
5%
2%
% Unknown races
2%
3%
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. 0.53 0.53

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $1,358 is less than the state average of $5,668. The in-state tuition has grown by 75% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $5,698 is less than the state average of $10,252. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $1,358 $5,694
Out-State Tuition Fees $5,698 $10,252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 66%
89%
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

Cabrillo College is one of 109 public California community colleges. Situated on the Monterey Bay in the county of Santa Cruz, California, Cabrillo College is one of the most highly regarded community colleges in the state for its success in the area of transfer and career education and currently serves over 13,000 students. Classes are conveniently offered at several locations including the main campus in Aptos at 6500 Soquel Drive; the Cabrillo College Watsonville Center, located at 318 Union Street in downtown Watsonville; and at several locations in downtown Santa Cruz. Cabrillo's career education is closely connected to the nearby Silicon Valley business environment as well as that of the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Cabrillo College offers a variety of programs that lead to Skills Certificates, Certificates of Proficiency, and A.S. Degrees. In addition, Cabrillo College offers basic skills courses and courses for business, professional and personal development. A variety of not-for-credit classes are available on a fee basis through the Community Education Department. Cabrillo focuses on student-centered learning and has a tradition of collegial governance. Currently, facility planning and major construction is under way on campus for a new Student Services Complex, Arts Education facilities and a Health Care Education Center. Cabrillo College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Community and Junior Colleges of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,513 per year for in-state students and $6,323 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,535 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 83%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California 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 0.73, which is higher than the national average of 0.48. The most diverse community college in California is California College San Diego. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.