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As one of the busiest community colleges in San Bernardino County, Crafton Hills College (CHC) offers the chance to earn a number of different degrees and certificates. Those interested in pursuing their education further at four-year college can enroll in a program to earn an associate’s degree, while other students who are more interested in joining the workforce can prepare by taking the courses necessary to get started in a chosen field, eventually earning a certificate for the effort. More than simply focusing on getting students prepared for specific areas of work, CHC also prides itself on its superior programs in the liberal arts, which in turn provide a more well-rounded education and the chance to branch out from one’s given field of interest or career path.

The school has managed to attract a number of interesting forward thinkers over the years, who have passed from the school’s halls and obscurity into the noted art and culture worlds. For those who are interested in hands-on learning that prepares them for careers, The college works in conjunction with other area schools, including Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and the California State Fire Training Academy, who handles the courses involving forestry and conservation on-campus.


Student may choose from a myriad of different programs. For those who are planning on earning their four-year bachelor’s degrees, the most popular programs are Anthropology, Chemistry, Biology, Astronomy, Political Science, and Business Administration. Students can also earn their associate degrees in Art, Fire Technology, Emergency Medical Services, Child Development and Education, Spanish, and Economics.

For the various Occupational Certificate Programs available through Crafton Hills College, there are a few different choices. Those interested in business can choose between the Marketing Management Certificate, the Retail Management Certificate, or the Accounting Certificate. Those who are planning a career in the EMT or EMS fields can earn certificates in Emergency Medical Technology, Mobile Intensive Care Nursing, and Emergency Department Technology. Taught by professionals who are actively working in their chosen fields, the Emergency Medical Services program provides some of the finest hands-on training in all of San Bernardino.

Most Popular Fields of Study


Students can choose between a few different options when it comes to enrolling. For those who are still in high school but are looking towards the future already, there is a dual enrollment program to take accelerated courses. Students who are applying but who are citizens of another country are eligible to attend, but must be sure to have all of their paperwork, including visas, taken care of.

For conventional first-time college students, the admissions office requires an official high school diploma or GED along with SAT or ACT test scores. Those who happen to be transferring their credits from another college should also be sure that they include their official college transcript, in case any college credits can transfer.

Financial Aid

As a fully accredited academic institution, Crafton Hills College offers state and federal financial aid, as well as giving students the opportunity to finance their education through the work-study program. Students can download the FAFSA form from the school’s website, and are encouraged to complete and turn in the form immediately after deciding to accept their admission granting to the school. For those who are having a bit of difficulty handling financial materials for the college, the financial aid office can provide assistance from nine until six on Monday through Thursday, and on Fridays from nine until one. During summer months, the official of financial aid is closed on Fridays. The school also offers a variety of its own scholarships which are both need and merit-based.

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Students come from a number of different backgrounds, and often it is not uncommon to find international students on campus. The school’s health and wellness center makes staying healthy while in the middle of school easy, while studying can definitely be a lot less of a hassle thanks to the learning center and the library, where it is possible to find a quiet place to work or to get a little bit of extra help on a research paper. Students can also take advantage of the on-campus child care center, as well as counseling services.

Student Enrollment Demographics


Intercollegiate sports are popular for both men and women with basketball, baseball, and golf to choose from.

Information Summary

Ranks 175th in California and 2113th 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 1 0.02
Robbery N/A N/A
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 2 0.04
Larceny N/A N/A
Vehicle theft 1 0.02
Arrest 9 0.16

Local Crime Statistics

  Incidents per 100 People
Aggravated assault 86 0.17
Murder & Non-Negligent Manslaughter 1 0.00
Forcible Rape 7 0.01
Robbery 24 0.05
Arson N/A N/A
Burglary 265 0.51
Larceny 535 1.03
Vehicle theft 100 0.19

Demographics – Main Campus and Surrounding Areas

Reported area around or near Yucaipa, CA 92339-1799
Surrounding communityFringe rural area (less than 5 mi. from an urban area)
Total Population943 (N/A urban / 943 rural)
Households416 (2.27 people per house)
Median Household Income$45,766
Families247 (2.90 people per family)

Carnegie Foundation Classification

Associate's — Public Urban-serving Multicampus
Undergraduate PopulationHigher part-time two-year
EnrollmentExclusively undergraduate two-year
Size & SettingMedium 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 District608

Special Learning Opportunities

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

Student Tuition Costs and Fees

Ranks 4586th 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 $3,888
FT Undergraduate Required Fees $30 $30 $30
PT Undergraduate per Credit Hour $46 $46 $162
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 $2,472 $2,472 $5,256
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus w/out Family $21,324 $21,324 $24,108
Total Cost of Attendance — Off-Campus with Family $5,568 $5,568 $8,352

Student Tuition Cost History and Trends

Prior year cost comparison
  In District In State Out of State
Published Tuition & Fees $892 $1,134 $892 $1,134 $4,252 $3,918
  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 $14,484 $14,616
Off-Campus w/out Family – Other Expenses $3,804 $3,792
Off-Campus with Family – Room & Board $3,114 $3,105

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 3362nd for the average full-time faculty salary.
Effective as of 2014-09-20
Tenure system N/A
Average FT Salary $50,944 ($52,874 male / $73,755 female)
Number of FT Faculty 88 (43 male / 45 female)
Number of PT Faculty 216
FT Faculty Ratio 0.4 : 1
Total Benefits $1,514,184

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Yucaipa, CA 92339-1799
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