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 19,557 students (28% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is same as the state community college average of 44:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 75% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 68%.
  • Chaffey College is one of 15 community colleges within San Bernardino County, CA.
  • The nearest community college to Chaffey College is San Joaquin Valley College-Ontario (2.4 miles away).

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 staff97 staff
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Student Body

  • The student population of Chaffey College has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Chaffey College diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment19,557 students7,516 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio44:144:1
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# Full-Time Students5,385 students1,613 students
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# Part-Time Students14,172 students5,903 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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% Asian
7%
13%
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% Hispanic
52%
37%
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% Black
7%
7%
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% White
25%
32%
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% Two or more races
3%
3%
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% Non Resident races
2%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.650.73
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College Completion Rate
21%
29%
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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 $1,636. The in-state tuition has grown by 28% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $6,073 is less than the state average of $6,797. The out-state tuition has declined by 7% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$1,153$1,636
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Out-State Tuition Fees$6,073$6,797
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%78%
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Median Debt for Graduates--
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2008)$2,625$3,500
Source: 2016 (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.

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