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Chabot College was founded in 1961 in Hayward, California and primarily serves the residents of Alameda County. Chabot College moved to its current location in 1965. This is a two year institution and uses the semester system. Chabot College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC). The school has expanded its offerings and its role in the community over the years to better reflect the needs and interests of residents and businesses in the area. The school maintains a continuing goal to provide quality education and services to its students as well as help develop the community culturally and economically.
Chabot College provides technical, vocational, general education and transfer programs for 175 majors. Certificates and degrees, depending on the course of study, are awarded to graduates. Non-credit courses are available to individuals as well. Technical and vocational programs prepare individuals for entry into the workforce after graduation. These programs provide the skills and knowledge necessary to perform the duties and tasks necessary for success in their field of study. Academic programs allow for the completion of the freshman and sophomore years of a four year education, and allow for transfer to a four year college or university upon completion in order to pursue a bachelor's degree. Non-credit and adult education courses allow for adults to return to school in order to develop their skills or further their education, particularly those areas of general education that may be lacking or ignored.
Potential majors include:
Admissions and Financial Aid
An application for admission is available via mail or online and there is fee for applying. A student taking 12 or more units is considered fulltime, and the price per unit $36. Students can use the Class-Web system available on the college website to register for classes. As a community college the school offers open enrollment, requiring only a minimum standard for entry into the school. These are typically age and a high school education or equivalent, though the second requirement may be waived if the student is of a particular age or can demonstrate that he or she may benefit from such an education.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans and work study programs at the federal and state level. Interested students should fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form in addition to visiting with a counselor at the financial aid office on campus in order to determine eligibility and awards. Students may also be asked to complete additional forms or submit additional financial information as requested by the school. Scholarships may also be available, and are typically awarded for a variety of reasons and requiring a separate application to the scholarships overseeing body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The average "out of pocket" cost of attendance, after any grants and scholarships are considered, is around $7,900. In order to calculate a more accurate and detailed cost of attendance check out their cost calculator here. The figures listed below are for informational purposes only and do not represent current or future tuition, fees, and expenses.
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||65%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||64%||$4,586|
|Receiving Student Loans||4%||$4,438|
Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2012 was around 20%.
Admissions, Academics, & Student Services
To help students and alumni, Chabot College may offer services like:
- Online classes
- Weekend and night classes available
- Remedial courses
- Counseling assistance
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Assistance to find work
- Child care
Graduation & Transfer Rates
Many community colleges are not only a source of technical or career training but also a stepping stone for students to transfer-out to a 4-year college, therefore we have included both graduation and transfer rates below and how Chabot College compares against other community colleges in Alameda and community colleges in California as a whole.
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Dental Hygienist Program (more info)
- Accredited by the American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation (since 1970)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Family and Consumer Sciences
Foreign Languages and Literature
Health and Clinical Professions
Liberal Arts and Sciences
Mathematics and Statistics
Mechanic and Repair Technology
Public Administration and Social Services
Recreation and Fitness Studies
Security and Protective Services
Visual and Performing Arts
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