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Chaffey College offers associate degrees and occupational certificates in seven schools: School of Health Sciences; School of Mathematics and Science; School of Business and Applied Technology; School of Social and Behavioral Sciences; School of Visual, Performing, and Communication Arts; School of Language Arts; and School of Instructional Support. The college also offers an Honors program for students seeking a more challenging education.

In addition, distance education is available for students desiring a flexible learning environment. Distance learning has three options of learning including online courses, hybrid courses, or enhanced courses. Online courses are classes offered strictly online with no campus interaction. All instruction is conducted via the Internet along with assignments being completed online. Hybrid courses are a combination of on campus classroom time along with online instructions. Enhanced courses are classes where the instructor utilizes both the Internet and web resources to help conduct class. Students meet at the same time and place as other campus classes.

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To be admitted to the college, prospective students should:

  • Apply online and receive a registration permit
  • Send transcripts from all high schools and other colleges or universities
  • Schedule appointment for assessment and orientation
  • Register by the deadline date found on the registration permit

The college’s website also has an online orientation available for prospective students.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for students who qualify. Some types of aid that are available are loans and scholarships. The school’s website provides a complete listing of scholarships available with descriptions, as well information about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students must complete the FAFSA each year to be considered for financial assistance.

Student Financial Aid Details

Ranks 4713th for the average student loan amount.
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Campus life can be rewarding for students. Many student organizations can be found on the campuses as well as performing arts, and Panthers athletics. The Wignell Museum/Gallery is located on the main campus in Rancho Cucamonga, providing anywhere from four to five exhibitions per year, as well as family programs, performances, and lectures.

The college takes part in a program called the One Book, One College Committee. This committee is a collaborative effort among faculty, staff, students, and administration in which every year a different fiction or non-fiction book is chosen to be read by everyone. Then each semester the committee holds several free events related to the book. In December, the committee votes on a new book.

There are three separate campuses: Rancho Cucamonga, Chino, and Fontana.

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The athletics department offers men’s and women’s sports teams including swimming, soccer, water polo, basketball, and track and field. Other men’s sports are baseball and football while women’s sports also include softball and volleyball. The Panthers are part of the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA).

The college also has a dance team which performs at all football home games, as well as all basketball home games. Other performance include rallies, fundraisers, and special events.

Chaffey is unique in its athletic program with an Athletic Hall of Fame, established in 1995. Since the opening, the Hall of Fame has inducted 89 alumni and the 1947 football team who made it to the Junior Rose Bowl. Every year in April inductees are honored at a special awards banquet.

Information Summary

Ranks 202nd in California and 2292nd overall
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Campus Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 Students
Aggravated assault N/A N/A
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter N/A N/A
Rape N/A N/A
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson 1 0.01
Burglary 8 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 2 0.01
Arrest 3 0.02

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 171 0.10
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 6 0.00
Forcible Rape 13 0.01
Robbery 103 0.06
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 1,173 0.70
Larceny 2,381 1.42
Vehicle theft 361 0.22

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91737-3002
Surrounding communityLarge suburb (inside urban area but outside city, pop. over 250,000)
Total Population23,075 (22,855 urban / 220 rural)
Households7,463 (3.09 people per house)
Median Household Income$73,201
Families6,063 (3.43 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

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

General Characteristics

Title IV EligibilityParticipates in Title IV federal financial aid programs
Highest offeringAt least 2, but less than 4 academic yrs
Calendar SystemSemester
Years of college work requiredN/A
Variable Tuition
Religious AffiliationN/A
Congressional District631

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4221st for total cost of attendance
  In District In State Out of State
Effective as of 2014-09-19
FT Undergraduate Tuition $1,104 $1,104 $6,096
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $49 $49 $49
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $254
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 $2,863 $2,863 $7,855
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $18,301 $18,301 $23,293
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $7,139 $7,139 $12,131

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $898 $1,153 $898 $1,153 $6,558 $6,169
  Cost (regardless of residency)
Effective as of 2014-09-19
Books & Supplies $1,656 $1,666
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 $4,276

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

Faculty Compensation / Salaries

Ranks 448th for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $87,582 ($86,092 male / $88,701 female)
Number of FT Faculty 206 (85 male / 121 female)
Number of PT Faculty 869
FT Faculty Ratio 0.2 : 1
Total Benefits $6,957,700

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