Chaffey College

Chaffey College

Founded in 1883, Chaffey College is a public community college in the San Bernardino County city of Rancho Cucamonga, California. This area is located in the northern part of the community of Alta Loma. The college provides the students with a variety of classes and programs in different fields of study like business, science, the arts, and RN and LVN nursing programs. It is one of the oldest community colleges in California. The college also offers various distance learning programs; It also confers online certificates.

The sports teams of Chaffey College are nicknamed the Panthers. The teams participate in various sports like football, soccer, volleyball, water polo, basketball, softball and swimming. Some of the notable alumni of the college are Beverly Cleary, author and recipient of 1984 Newbery Medal; Ron Catalano, the famous musician and Meagan Tandy, Miss California USA 2007.

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Chaffey College
5885 Haven Ave
Rancho Cucamonga , CA 91737-3002
General Phone: (909) 987-1737

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Chaffey Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts1,118French language, Spanish language, English, speech and rhetoric, liberal arts and sciences, humanities, interdisciplinary studies, social services, anthropology, ...
Computer Science and Engineering279information technology, computer programming, web design, database administration, computer graphics, computer networking, system administration, webmastering
Nursing and Emergency Medicine142registered nursing, licensed practical nurse, nursing assistant, home health aide
Business and Management126business management, logistics, electronic commerce, accounting, small business management, banking, taxation, sales and marketing, retail ...
Mechanics and Repair65communications install and repair, autobody repair, automobile mechanics, aircraft maintenance, aircraft powerplant tech
Office and Administration60data entry, office management, administrative assistant
Family and Social Work54business and consumer science, food and nutrition, foodservice management, adult development and aging, child development
Medical Support and Technology53dental assistant, pharmacy tech, radiographer
Construction Trades49apparel and textile manufacture, apparel and textile marketing, power transmission
Security and Law Enforcement38corrections, criminal justice and police, fire-fighting
Media18journalism, radio and television, digital communications, desktop publishing and imaging
Education and Teaching17health teaching, teacher aide
Real Estate and Construction Management17real estate
Cooking and Culinary Arts12culinary arts, restaurant and catering management
Medical Administration11medical secretary
Engineering Technician11electromechanical tech, instrumentation tech, mechanical engineering tech, architectural drafting, mechanical drafting
Science10biology, biological and physical sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Design9fashion design, interior design
Photography and Commercial Art7commercial art, commercial photography, drawing
Art Studies4visual and performing arts, art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3health and physical education, sports and fitness management, dietetic technician
Hospitality2hotel management
Music1music, music management
Therapy and Counseling1psychology
Fine Arts1ceramics
Religion and Philosophy0philosophy, religion
Law0legal assistant
Drama and Performing Arts0dance, drama

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

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Award of at least 2 but less than 4 academic years4261
Award of less than 1 academic year56437
Associate's degree1,38378
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years12024

Chaffey Student Body

In 2007-2008, Chaffey had a total enrollment of 18,736 students (11,893 full-time equivalent).

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 27%
Black 12%
Hispanic 43%
Asian 8%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 9%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 26%
20-21 19%
22-24 16%
25-29 12%
30-34 7%
35-39 5%
40-49 8%
50-64 4%
65+ 0%

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

State unknown4%

Chaffey Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 68 %
Part-Time 41 %

Chaffey Room and Board (2007)

The school does not offer campus housing.

(Please refer to our profile of Rancho Cucamonga, 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.

Chaffey Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 566
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 5,324
Books and supplies $ 1,566

Financial Aid:
Chaffey participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 116300)

Chaffey Faculty

Chaffey has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track2539
Non-tenured and not on tenure track56

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructorcalendar year3$80,9924$84,285
All faculty totalcalendar year3$80,9924$84,285

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

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Instructoracademic year86$85,151118$82,925
All faculty totalacademic year86$85,151118$82,925

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

Chaffey Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football California Collegiate Athletic Association
Basketball California Collegiate Athletic Association
Baseball California Collegiate Athletic Association
Track California Collegiate Athletic Association

Chaffey Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Banking and Financial Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General
E-Commerce/Electronic Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Retailing and Retail Operations
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General
Small Business Administration/Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology
System Administration/Administrator
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

Construction Trades
Apparel and Textile Manufacture
Apparel and Textile Marketing Management
Electrical and Power Transmission Installation/Installer, General

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Cooking and Related Culinary Arts, General
Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

Fashion/Apparel Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Health Teacher Education
Teacher Assistant/Aide

Engineering, General

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Instrumentation Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Adult Development and Aging
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Child Development
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics

Hotel/Motel Administration/Management

Legal Assistant/Paralegal

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
Geography, Other
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Speech and Rhetorical Studies

Mathematics, General

Mechanics And Repair
Aircraft Powerplant Technology/Technician
Airframe Mechanics and Aircraft Maintenance Technology/Technician
Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician
Automobile/Automotive Mechanics Technology/Technician
Communications Systems Installation and Repair Technology

Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Radio and Television

Medical Administration
Medical Administrative/Executive Assistant and Medical Secretary

Medical Support And Technology
Dental Assisting/Assistant
Pharmacy Technician/Assistant
Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer

Music Management and Merchandising
Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Home Health Aide/Home Attendant
Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
Nurse/Nursing Assistant/Aide and Patient Care Assistant
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Dietetic Technician (DTR)
Health and Physical Education, General
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

Real Estate And Construction Management
Real Estate

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

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

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Open admission
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Offers weekend classes
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers remedial adult education
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Tenure system for quality teaching

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