Chabot College

Chabot College

Chabot College, one of California's community colleges, is located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area. It was founded in 1961. The campus is situated in Hayward, California, just a few miles away from California State University, East Bay.

The college offers a curriculum of over 175 fields of study and confers more than 100 associate degrees and certificates to the students. The campus is built around a central plaza, and is surrounded by trees. It features a little theatre, a performing arts center, a full size planetarium, four main athletic fields and an Olympic size swimming pool.

The most notable alumnus of Chabot is Academy Award winning actor, Tom Hanks. The official mascot of the college is the Gladiator.

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Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward , CA 94545
General Phone: (510) 723-6600

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Chabot Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts394minority and gender studies, French language, Spanish language, English, creative writing, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, social services, ...
Family and Social Work117child development, human services, social service professions
Science99biology, chemistry, physics
Business and Management67business, accounting, small business management, sales and marketing, retail
Office and Administration47data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Medical Support and Technology40dental hygienist, medical coding, medical assistant
Nursing and Emergency Medicine36registered nursing
Security and Law Enforcement35criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Production Trades20machinist, sheet metal tech, welding
Mechanics and Repair16electrical installation and repair, communications install and repair, computer repair, industrial electronics tech, automobile mechanics
Photography and Commercial Art12commercial art, commercial photography, drawing
Medical Administration9medical records tech
Design7interior design, graphic design, illustration
Architecture and Planning7architectural tech
Real Estate and Construction Management6real estate
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy6health and physical education, sports and fitness management, recreation and leisure studies
Computer Science and Engineering5computer and info science, information technology, computer science, system administration
Media2mass communication, journalism, radio and television
Fine Arts1sculpture, ceramics
Hospitality1travel services
Construction Trades0carpentry, electrician, painter, roofer, plumbing
Engineering Technician0HVAC tech, manufacturing tech
Therapy and Counseling0psychology courses
Art Studies0art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Chabot in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree73760
Award of less than 1 academic year16824
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years034
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years307

Chabot Student Body

In 2007-2008, Chabot had a total enrollment of 13,229 students (7,771 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 22%
Black 15%
Hispanic 24%
Asian 29%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 21%
20-21 17%
22-24 16%
25-29 13%
30-34 7%
35-39 6%
40-49 9%
50-64 7%
65+ 2%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

State unknown7%

Chabot Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 70 %
Part-Time 37 %

Chabot Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Hayward, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Chabot Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 560
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,600
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Chabot participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 116200)

Chabot Faculty

Chabot has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2534
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1612

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year90$90,66698$84,929
All faculty totalacademic year90$90,66698$84,929

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Chabot Degree Programs (2007)

Architecture And Planning
Architectural Technology/Technician

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business/Commerce, General
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator

Construction Trades
Painting/Painter and Wall Coverer
Plumbing Technology/Plumber

Graphic Design
Interior Design

Engineering Technician
Heating/AC/Refrigeration Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Child Development
Human Services, General
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations

Liberal Arts
Creative Writing
English Language and Literature, General
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Social Sciences, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology
Computer Installation and Repair Technology/Technician
Electrical/Electronics Equipment Installation and Repair, General
Industrial Electronics Technology/Technician

Mass Communication/Media Studies
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Health Information/Medical Records Technology/Technician

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Hygiene/Hygienist
Medical Insurance Coding Specialist/Coder
Medical/Clinical Assistant

Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Health and Physical Education, General
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies, Other
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General
Data Entry/Microcomputer Applications, General
Office Management and Supervision

Photography And Commercial Art
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Machine Tool Technology/Machinist
Sheet Metal Technology/Sheetworking
Welding Technology/Welder

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Police Science
Fire Science/Fire-fighting

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, Other

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