Crafton Hills College, located in Yucaipa, California, was founded to serve residents in east San Bernardino County. The school is one of 112 that comprise the California Community College System, a collection of two year colleges dedicated to providing local educational opportunities to residents of their service area. The school serves 6200 students annually, and the relatively small class size allows for more student teacher interaction and a greater amount of personalized education. The school is dedicated to providing a high quality education to residents of the community through variety of classes, services and programs.
Crafton Hills College offers a varied number of dedicated programs that result in an associate degree or certificate. Students are able to choose a program of study that best suits their academic or career goals. Academic transfer programs allow for the completion of the completion of the freshman and sophomore years of a bachelors degree followed by transfer to a four year institution. Transfer to a public California college or university is made easier through agreements in place with with schools throughout the state. It is recommended that students wishing to transfer to a private or out of state school meet with a counselor to outline a curriculum that best meets the requirements of the student's intended schools.
Career and technical programs provide students with an education in one of many typically high demand fields usually within the schools service are. Such programs provide the training, skills, and knowledge necessary to operate as a professional in that field upon completion. Such programs typically take between one and two years to complete, resulting in an associate degree or certificate. Students enrolled in such a program will combine traditional classroom education with experience building practical courses allowing graduates to seek employment immediately after graduation. Some fields may require certification or licensure.
Admissions and Financial Aid
As an open enrollment institution, students interested in enrollment at Crafton Hills College are required to meet the minimum requirements for admission. Those students who meet the requirements will be admitted upon submission of a completed application combined with transcripts and test scores. Students may be required to take a placement test to determine which general education courses they will have to take. Students are encouraged to participate in orientation and meet with a counselor to outline a curriculum and choose a programs of study.
Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and work study programs. Students in need of financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the information from which will be used to determine financial need, aid program eligibility, and monetary awards. Financial aid must be reapplied for prior to the start of each academic year, and students may be asked to provide additional financial documentation to ensure the accuracy of the FAFSA prior to the disbursement of funds. Crafton Hills College Students will be provided a Sallie Mae debit card used to draw and keep track of funds.
Our mission is to advance the education and success of students in a quality learning environment.
Vision: The vision of Crafton Hills College is to be the premier community college for public safety and health services careers and transfer preparation.
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California Community College System
Western Association of Schools and Colleges, Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges
Facilities and Programs Offered
College Carnegie Classifications
- Associates--Public Urban-Serving Multicampus
Undergraduate Profile Classification
- Higher Part-Time Two-Year
- Exclusively Undergraduate Two-Year
- Medium Two-Year
Degrees & Programs
Awarded Student Degrees and Programs
The following is not a comprehensive or current list of degrees or programs offered. The table below details the number of degrees or certificates that were awarded in the 2010-11 school year to graduates broken down by degree or major type. Please contact Crafton Hills College directly to learn more about what is currently being offered.
My only real criticism of CHC is that the system for enrolling in classes is slow and buggy, so you sometimes can't enroll before the classes you want or need are filled up. Otherwise, I'd say this is a decent, small community college.
The admissions information is provided for informational purposes only and does not represent current or future admissions policy.
Prospective students should view the admission and application details below to get a better idea of the candidates CHC accepts. Some of the details provided may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be accepted.
The data listed below is for informational purposes only. Although graduation, transfer, and retention rates should be included in determining the performance of a school, it is only one of many factors to consider and may not provide a clear representation of the school's performance. These figures are based on a cohort or subset of students.
The retention rate figures represent the percentage of first time students (full-time or part-time) that complete the first year and return the following year.
Full-Time Students: 68%
Part-Time Students: 42%
Transfer Out Rates and Schools
The transfer out rate of 13% represents the number of students that have successfully transferred out of Crafton Hills College and entered into another institution, often times a 4-year university. Some of the nearby selected schools by students are listed below.
This table shows the number and percentage of students who received federal student loans but had problems paying them back. A high default rate may represent a lack of quality instruction or a poor hiring climate for graduates of a school.
Default Rate (%)
Number in Default
Number in Repayment
Crime & Safety
Arrests Made Per Year
This table reports the number of arrests made per year that took place both on and off campus. These figures were reported by the institutions themselves and have not been subject to independent review.
Criminal Offenses Per Year
This table reports the number of criminal charges per year that took place both on and off campus. These figures were reported by the institutions themselves and have not been subject to independent review.
Faculty & Instructors
Employee Type Breakdown
Instruction, Research and/or Public Service
Executive, Administrative and/or Managerial
Technical and/or Paraprofessional
Clerical And Secretarial
Service and/or Maintenance
Full-Time Faculty Average Salary Breakdown
9/10 Month Contract
11/12 Month Contract
Equated 9 Month Contract
Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.