Cabrillo College

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School Overview

Cabrillo College is a public community college in Aptos, California, overlooking Monterey Bay. Cabrillo is a two-year school offering Associate’s degrees and professional certificates in over 70 areas of study. Founded in 1959, the school is named after Juan Cabrillo, a Portuguese explorer.

Cabrillo has a student population of more than 14,000. Many students attend Cabrillo to fulfill general education requirements and transfer course credits to a nearby four-year university. Cabrillo transfers more students to the University of California Santa Cruz than any other community college. Other popular transfer schools include California State University at Monterey Bay and San Jose State University.

Cabrillo also offers technical career training that is linked to the business environment in Silicon Valley, located nearby. Students at Cabrillo may pursue certificates of achievement, skills certificates and Associate’s degrees. The Cabrillo College Extension Program offers non-credit courses to students pursuing lifelong learning opportunities.

General Information

Admission Office

6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 479-6201
Fax: (831) 479-5782

Contact: Masina Hunnicutt
Director of Admissions and Records

Main Address

6500 Soquel Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 479-6100

www.cabrillo.edu

Size

Total undergrads: 16,368
Degree-seeking undergrads: 7,634

Setting

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

Admissions Information

Application Fee
College has an application fee: No
Admissions Policies/Requirements

A note about the college’s admission requirements: Special prerequisite requirements for nursing, dental hygiene, and radiologic technology. International applicants have special admission requirements.


College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences
Horticulture, Ornamental A,C

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies
Asian Studies A

Arts, Visual & Performing
Art – General A
Arts – General A
Dance A
Fine/Studio Arts A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing
Accounting A,C
Banking/Financial Services A
Business – General A,C
Business Administration/Management A
Construction Management A,C
Entrepreneurial Studies A,C
Information Processing/Data Entry A,C
Real Estate A,C

Communications & Journalism
Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences
Computer/Information Sciences – General A
Data Processing Technology A

Engineering Technologies
Drafting and Design Technology C
Hazardous Materials Management A,C
Solar Energy A

English Language & Literature
English Language & Literature – General A
Speech/Rhetorical Studies A

Family & Consumer Sciences
Child Care Management A,C
Family/Consumer Sciences – General A,C

Foreign Language & Literature
Foreign Language & Literature – General A
French A
German A
Italian A
Japanese A
Spanish A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences
Dental Hygiene A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Radiologic Technology A
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical A

History
History – General A

Liberal Arts & Sciences
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Library Science
Library Assistance A

Mathematics
Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A,C

Physical Sciences
Chemistry A
Physics A

Psychology

Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Police Science A,C

Social Sciences
Anthropology A
Economics A
Geography A
Political Science/Government A
Social Sciences – General A
Sociology A

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Cabrillo College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(831) 479-6100
Website:www.cabrillo.edu
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:www.cabrillo.edu/services/ar/apply-us.html
Address:6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003
Setting:22
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:11,978
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:22 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:8,455 (71% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$1,456
Out-of-state Tuition:$5,796
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:67%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,531

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Cabrillo College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Cabrillo College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences62
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies13
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services55
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs2
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services21
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services64
Construction Trades22
Engineering1
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields32
English Language and Literature/Letters1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences31
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2
Health Professions and Related Programs45
History1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service13
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities12
Mathematics and Statistics1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies12
Personal and Culinary Services21
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences4
Precision Production1
Psychology1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions21
Social Sciences16
Visual and Performing Arts25
Grand total4361

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Cabrillo College.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services11
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities2
Grand total17

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Cabrillo College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$1,456
Out-of-state$5,796
Books and supplies$1,746

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid67567%
Grant or scholarship aid65165%$4,531
Student loan aid151%$5,383

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid6,37349%$2,810
Federal student loans2972%$6,690

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Cabrillo College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Cabrillo College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Cabrillo College Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment11,978
Undergraduate enrollment11,978
Graduate enrollment0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Cabrillo College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation
    • Dental Hygiene (DH)
  • Joint Review Committee on Education in Radiologic Technology
    • Radiologic Technology (RAD) - Programs for radiographers

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