Chabot College
Hayward, CA 94545


Type 2 year
Control Public
Campus size Medium
Campus locale City
Degrees offered Undergrad only
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 13,742
Religious affiliation None
Open Admission
Students with disability 6%
Student to faculty ratio 25:1
Campus housing No
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Chabot College has an open admission policy. That means there is no standardized test or GPA requirements. Any high school graduate or GED certificate holder may get admission.

Tuition & Fees

Chabot College charges different tuition rate depending on students residency. In 2016-2017 academic year, students from out of state paid $5,832 and in-state students paid $0.

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $7,496
In State Tuition
National Average = --
Out of State Tuition
National Average = --

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 71% of Chabot College's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 44% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,363 (which is 0.1% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Chabot College in 2016-2017, was 21, which is 2% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,271 (which is 15.7% above the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,368
Federal Loan
National Average = $4,557
Financial aid
National Average = 79%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Chabot College has enrolled a total of 13,742 students (3,949 students full-time and 9,793 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 13,742 students, 1,368 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 46% men and 54% women and all students were enrolled for undergraduate studies.

The institution also enrolled 1,666 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

Hispanic: 39%

Asian: 24%

White: 16%

Black/African American: 11%

Two or more races: 6%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 2%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%

Non-resident alien: 1%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Chabot College.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 23% 712
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 16% 493 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 7% 201
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services 6% 195
Mechanic And Repair Technologies/technicians 6% 176
Multi/interdisciplinary Studies 5% 144
Family And Consumer Sciences/human Sciences 4% 125
Social Sciences 3% 94
Psychology 3% 80
Precision Production 2% 70

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 30%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Chabot College full-time students who started class in 2013 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $25,082

The typical median income of Chabot College graduates 6 years after enrollment is $26,100. Last year, out of the total 1,978 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 1,602 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 1,967 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 1,534 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $26,100 $34,200
Employment Rate 81% 78%
Total Graduates 1,978 1,967

Campus Location

Nearby Colleges

Nearby 2 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Chabot College.

Merritt College
10.6 mile away
Ohlone College
13.2 mile away
College of Alameda
13.5 mile away
Laney College
13.6 mile away
College of San Mateo
14.6 mile away
Canada College
16 mile away
Las Positas College
17.4 mile away
Berkeley City College
18.1 mile away
Mission College
18.6 mile away