• 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 22,731 students (27% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 25:1 is higher than the state community college average of 24:1.
Minority enrollment is 87% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 77%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 22,731 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,153
  • Out-state tuition: $6,073
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Chaffey College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in California for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 900 teachers has grown by 121% over five years.
Chaffey College
(CA) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associate's Colleges: High Transfer-High Traditional
Associate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-High Traditional
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
900 staff
308 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Chaffey College has grown by 16% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 25:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
The Chaffey College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
22,731 students
8,365 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
25:1
24:1
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# Full-Time Students
6,211 students
2,015 students
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# Part-Time Students
16,520 students
6,350 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
140 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
n/a
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% Asian
6%
12%
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% Hispanic
67%
47%
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% Black
7%
6%
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% White
13%
23%
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% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
2%
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% Unknown races
3%
6%
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Diversity Score
0.52
0.70
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College Completion Rate
25%
32%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,000
$34,700
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $1,153 is less than the state average of $1,997. 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 $7,123. The out-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$1,153
$1,997
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$6,073
$7,123
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
75%
79%
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Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2008)
$2,625
$3,500
Acceptance Rate
n/a
89%
Source: 2020 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 22,731 students
  • In-state tuition: $1,153
  • Out-state tuition: $6,073
  • Student:teacher ratio: 25:1
  • Minority enrollment: 87%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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San Bernardino County, CA community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in San Bernardino County, CA is Barstow Community College. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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