Chaffey College

  • 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 22,969 students (28% of students are full-time).
Minority enrollment is 86% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 75%.

Top Placements

Chaffey College places among the top 20% of community colleges in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 443 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Chaffey College(CA) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty443 staff145 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Chaffey College has grown by 17% over five years.
The Chaffey College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has declined by 14% over five years.
Total Enrollment22,969 students8,590 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio52:145:1
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# Full-Time Students6,370 students2,007 students
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# Part-Time Students16,599 students6,583 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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1%
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% Asian
6%
12%
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% Hispanic
64%
43%
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% Black
8%
7%
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% White
14%
25%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
3%
4%
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% Unknown races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.560.73
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College Completion Rate
23%
31%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$34,600
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Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $1,153 is less than the state average of $1,458. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $6,073 is less than the state average of $6,710. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,153$1,458
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,073$6,710
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid72%76%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2008)$2,625$3,500
Source: 2019 (or 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.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Chaffey College is Platt College-Ontario (5.4 miles away).
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  • Platt College-Ontario
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    Ontario CA  91764
    (909) 941-9410
    5.40510
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    Ontario CA  91764
    (949) 783-4800
    5.501,280
  • n/a students | 5.50 Mi4580 Ontario Mills Parkway
    Ontario CA  91764
    (909) 948-7582
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  • Everest College-Ontario
    Private, for profit
    707 students | 6.90 Mi1460 S. Milliken Ave
    Ontario CA  91761
    (909) 984-5027
    6.90707
  • Keck Graduate Institute
    Keck Graduate Institute Photo
    Private not-for-profit
    617 students | 9.50 Mi535 Watson Dr
    Claremont CA  91711
    (909) 607-7855
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For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,458 per year for in-state students and $6,710 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $19,072 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in California is 84%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

California community colleges have a diversity score of 0.73, which is equal to the national average of 0.73. The most diverse community college in California is Coastline Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.