Cabrillo College: Ranking & Review

United States
Top 14%

Cabrillo College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Enrolled total (including graduate students)11,8365,4596,377

4,635 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,102 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Admission requirements

Cabrillo College has an open admission policy (non-competitive). The only requirement is a certificate of attendance or a highschool diploma or a General Educational Development certificate.

Cabrillo College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies and other expenses per full academic year.

Cabrillo College does not provide on-campus housing.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$1,104$6,864
Fees for full-time undergraduates$164$164
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$46$286

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsAssociate's degreeTotal
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities375375
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services175175
Health Professions and Related Programs159159
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences110110
Social Sciences8686
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs8383
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies7373
Visual and Performing Arts5959
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service5757
Public Administration and Social Service Professions5555
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services5151
Physical Sciences4141
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences3636
Personal and Culinary Services3131
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics2828
Mathematics and Statistics2525
English Language and Literature & Letters2020
Biological and Biomedical Sciences1515
Construction Trades1414
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services1313
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1313
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies1111
Philosophy and Religious Studies99
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies44
Precision Production22
Grand Total1,6221,622

A total of 1,622 2-year associate's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Cabrillo College.

Graduation rate26%22%29%
  • Full-time retention rate - 72%
  • Part-time retention rate - 48%

General info

Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementCabrillo College is a dynamic, diverse, and responsive educational community dedicated to helping all students achieve their academic, career, and personal development goals.
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff596
Instructional FTE332
Sector of institutionPublic, 2-year
Control of institutionPublic
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional

Location and Contacts

Address6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, California, 95003
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Midsize
City population6,000