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25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545
p. 510-723-6600
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Chabot College

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Chabot College is located in Hayward, California and was established in 1961. It sits on 94 acres on Hesperian Boulevard and serves the residents of Alameda County in the East Bar area. The college has a diverse population of students from all over the country as well as the world. Students may take individual classes, fulfill continuing education credits or earn an associate’s degree, an educational certificate, a certificate of completion or a certificate of proficiency in over 175 areas of study.


The college offers 100 areas of study which can lead to an associate’s degree or certificates of achievement or proficiency. Many programs prepare students to start entry-level positions immediately upon graduating. Many professions require regular academic coursework in order to ensure that professionals remain current in their fields and the college offers many courses which meet continuing education requirements in numerous areas. Some of the classes are designed specifically to increase a professional’s proficiency within a certain area of a field as well.

Some of the associate’s degree programs include such areas as art, dental hygiene, biology and architecture. Many students may choose to obtain an associate’s degree from the college as a step toward a bachelor’s degree and will transfer to a four-year institution upon completion of the program. In this instance, students generally pursue credit in all of the general coursework that they would typically take in the first two years of a baccalaureate program.

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Unique Programs

There are several unique programs based on the school’s drive to support a diverse student body and support the chance of academic success for all students. One of these programs is the ASPIRE program, which offers low-income students academic support via financial aid and academic and personal counseling. The goal of the program is to provide the foundation necessary to prepare the student for transfer to a four-year institution.

The college participates in the TAG program, which guarantees students acceptance into four-year institutions as long as they meet all of the requirements set forth by the university that they are wishing to attend. Students are eligible to register with the TAG program after completing twelve semester hours. One of the many advantages to participating in this program is that the student has access to academic counselors at both institutions in order to ensure that they remain on track with their educational goals.

To provide academic support services to minority students, the college offers such additional programs as the Daraja project which is a curriculum focused on African-American history and the problems that the African American community currently face. The CARE program addresses the needs of students with socio-economic or educational backgrounds that may be prohibitive to higher education. Finally, the PUENTE project serves to increase the number of educationally under-served students of Hispanic descent via academic counseling and mentoring programs.


Admission is an open process; the college wants to provide an education to anybody who seeks one. Simply complete the online application or obtain and return a paper application from the school. In order to determine placement levels for math and English classes, students will be required to take a placement test. High school graduates who have submitted their transcripts may be exempt from testing depending on the level of coursework. Students may also test out of classes by scoring high on the proficiency test for that class.

Students wishing to attend must have a high school diploma or GED and must have official transcripts sent to the school in order to complete the registration process. After completing the application, students will need to apply for financial aid and take the online placement tests. Both of these steps may also be completed at the college. After completing the testing process, applicants will be issued a passport to matriculate to the registration process and the group counseling session which is required for all students. Students will then need to complete the online orientation program which will teach them more about course offernings, programs, rules, and campus life. After this is complete, students are free to register for their classes.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to students in the form of scholarships, grants, federally subsidized loans and work programs. Completing the Free Application for Financial Aid is part of the application process to the school but students may also complete the application online via the federal website starting in January. Financial information for both the student and the family will be required so students should have this information available prior to starting the application. On top of standard financial aid programs, the school also has several special-interest programs that may be available to provide additional assistance to some students.

Student Financial Aid Details

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Even though there are no residential facilities on-campus, there are numerous student organizations and clubs that provide the opportunity for students to develop relationships, learn leadership skills and obtain peer support.

Numerous supports and programs are available to students, including online courses and day care for children. There are also minority groups, support systems and mentoring programs to assist students that need help transitioning to college and experiencing success.

The Disabled Students Programs and Services is available to provide special accommodation to students with physical or learning disabilities or psychological needs. The program provides academic, vocational and personal counseling and offers classes to help students transition to Chabot and beyond.

Student Enrollment Demographics


The Gladiators compete in several different varsity sports and are members of the California Community College Athletic Association. The school offers men’s and women’s soccer, basketball, swimming, tennis and track and field. Men may also choose to participate in football, wrestling and golf while women have to additional options of softball and volleyball.

There are also intramural sports and even classes such as badminton, aquatics and dance that students may participate in so that they may receive credits toward their physical education curriculum.

Information Summary

Ranks 107th in California and 1702nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault 6 0.04
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape 1 0.01
Robbery 5 0.04
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 28 0.20
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 28 0.20
Arrest 6 0.04

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 168 0.12
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 7 0.00
Forcible Rape 44 0.03
Robbery 360 0.25
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 988 0.68
Larceny 1,693 1.16
Vehicle theft 1,101 0.75

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Hayward, CA 94545
Surrounding communityMidsize city (inside urban area, pop. between 100,000 to 250,000)
Total Population27,295 (27,116 urban / 179 rural)
Households8,552 (3.17 people per house)
Median Household Income$56,973
Families6,473 (3.63 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Suburban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingLarge two-year

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAssociate's degree
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District615

Special Learning Opportunities

Distance LearningN/A
ROTC — Army / Navy / Air Force  —   /   / 
Study Abroad
Weekend College
Teacher Certification

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4071st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition N/A N/A $5,832
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $1,138 $1,138 $1,138
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $289
FT Graduate Tuition N/A N/A N/A
FT Graduate Required Fees N/A N/A N/A
PT Graduate per Credit Hour N/A N/A N/A
Total Cost of Attendance — On-Campus $2,848 $2,848 $8,680
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,283 $18,283 $24,115
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,245 $7,245 $13,077

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $892 $1,138 $892 $1,138 $6,052 $6,562
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,665
On-Campus – Room & Board N/A(N/C)
On-Campus – Other Expenses N/A(N/C)
Off-Campus w/out Family – Room & Board $10,863 $10,962
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $4,059 $4,158
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $4,185 $4,275

Admission Criteria

 = Required,   = Recommended,   = Neither required nor recommended
Open Admissions
Secondary School GPA / Rank / Record N/A /  N/A /  N/A
College Prep. CompletionN/A
Formal competency demoN/A
Admission test scoresN/A
Other testsN/A

Admission Credits Accepted

Dual Credit
Life Experience
Advanced Placement (AP)

Student Services

Remedial Services
Academic / Career Counseling
PT Cost-defraying Employment
Career Placement
On-Campus Day Care
Library Facility

Student Living

First-time Room / Board Required
Dorm CapacityN/A
Meals per WeekN/A
Room FeeN/A
Board FeeN/A

Student Completion / Graduation Demographics

Total 17 99 276 287 5 188 32 978
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 2 5 15 24 14 1 64
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General 3 1 4 10
Architectural Technology/Technician 1 1 4 6
Art/Art Studies, General 1 1 2
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician 15 22 26 7 2 76
Biological and Physical Sciences 1 4 14 20 2 9 6 61
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 2 2 15 19 1 5 3 52
Business Administration and Management, General 4 11 22 11 2 54
Business/Commerce, General 2 13 31 13 65
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 1 1 2
Chemistry, General 1 1 2 2 6
Child Care Provider/Assistant 1 4 22 6 8 3 46
Computer Science 1 1
Criminal Justice/Police Science 4 5 9 2 2 23
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist 2 8 2 13
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 2 2 1 5
Drawing 1 1
Education/Teaching of Individuals in Early Childhood Special Education Programs
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General 1 3 1 1 6
Electrician 1 1
English Language and Literature, General 1 2 3
Fire Prevention and Safety Technology/Technician 4 4 2 1 11
French Language and Literature 3 1 4
Geography 1 1
Graphic Design
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General 1 1 2
Human Services, General 1 2 3 1 7
Humanities/Humanistic Studies 6 12 8 14 1 41
Interior Design 1 1 1 3
International Relations and Affairs 1 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1 23 65 46 37 5 200
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist 13 4 10 35
Mass Communication/Media Studies 1 1
Mathematics, General 3 7 3 13
Medical/Clinical Assistant 2 7 7 3 2 21
Music, General 1 1 3
Office Management and Supervision 10 6 4 1 4 30
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant 1 1 2
Physical Fitness Technician
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General 2 1 2 5
Pre-Engineering 3 4 7 2 16
Psychology, Other 4 1 7
Radio and Television 3 1 1 1 6
Real Estate 1 1 2
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 2 10 15 14 1 42
Retail Management 1 1
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General 1 1 1 2 6
Small Business Administration/Management 2 1 3
Social Sciences, General 1 1 1 3
Sociology 3 1 4
Spanish Language and Literature 3 3
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 1 1 1 3 6
Welding Technology/Welder 1 1

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 622nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $82,559 ($86,106 male / $87,773 female)
Number of FT Faculty 184 (83 male / 101 female)
Number of PT Faculty 449
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $7,214,836

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