Chaffey College

Tel: (909)652-6000
  • 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 13 community colleges within San Bernardino County, CA.
  • The nearest community college is American Career College-Ontario (5.40 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 443 teachers has grown by 9% 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 staff92 staff
Chaffey College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 19,557 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has decreased from 50:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.65 is less than the state average of 0.73. The school's diversity has grown by 6% over five years.
Total Enrollment19,557 students7,516 students
Chaffey College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio44:144:1
Chaffey College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students5,385 students1,613 students
Chaffey College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students14,172 students5,903 students
Chaffey College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Chaffey College Enrollment Breakdown CA All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
--
Chaffey College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
7%
13%
Chaffey College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
52%
37%
Chaffey College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
7%
7%
Chaffey College Black (2007-2016)
% White
25%
32%
Chaffey College White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
--
Chaffey College Hawaiian (2009-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Chaffey College More (2010-2016)
% Non Resident races
2%
3%
Chaffey College Non Resident (2007-2016)
% Unknown races
4%
5%
Chaffey College Ethnicity Breakdown CA All Ethnic Groups 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.0.650.73
Chaffey College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
21%
29%
Chaffey College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$34,000$34,900
Chaffey College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

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
Chaffey College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$6,073$6,797
Chaffey College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid78%78%
Chaffey College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates-$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts$2,833$5,500
Chaffey College Median debt for students who have not completed (2008-2009)
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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Did You Know?
For California public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,636 per year for in-state students and $6,797 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $18,802 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 0.67. The most diverse community college in California is Berkeley City College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.