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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Professors
    C+
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Safety
    NG
  5. Student Life
    A-
  6. Location
    B+
Cabrillo College is ...
Public
Athletic Division
CCCAA
Athletic Conference
Address
6500 Soquel Dr
Aptos, CA 95003
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Admissions

Cost

Net Price
$10,228/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $7,363/ year
  • $30-48k
    $8,643/ year
  • $49-75k
    $10,911/ year
  • $76-110k
    $12,022/ year
  • $110k+
    $14,076/ year
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Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
22:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
78%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.73 responses
41%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
65%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,220Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
19%
Pell Grant
41%
Varsity Athletes
6%
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
29%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
78%
National
83%

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Cabrillo College Reviews

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Cabrillo college has a huge diversity of students: parents, elderly, young, and different races. It is a 4 minute drive from the beach so you can leave and take a breather. The professors are so understanding of any situations that might be going on in your life. Also, the student employment is great. They pay higher than minimum wage. There is a Watsonville campus that is smaller than the main campus in Aptos. The Watsonville campus mainly focuses on the general lower math and english classes. But, there is something connected with it that is named the digital nest. They are a company that works with young adults. Also, the Cabrillo library has two floors. On the second floor, you will find a place called the hub. The hub offers free tutoring to students for almost every subject. Overall, everyone at Cabrillo is very friendly. Random people will smile at you and say hey! I would highly recommend anyone to come here.
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Attending Cabrillo College to complete the first two years of my degree was the best decision I have ever made regarding my education. The faculty there are incredible, they really get to know YOU as an individual & student. I felt heard in every classroom I walked into during my time there, I felt like I mattered and that my professors truly wanted to help me understand and learn. I met so many cool people in my classes and along the way in their tutoring facilities, everyone is so nice! I saved so much money attending this community college, which has given me an edge financially now that I'm transferring to a four-year university. I will miss Cabrillo College dearly, it was such a positive experience and a wonderful introduction to college!
Cabrillo College has a beautiful campus and many wonderful professors. There are gorgeous ocean views from campus, and the school is centrally located in the Santa Cruz community. Cabrillo offers a wide array of classes in different formats and times in order to accommodate as many students as possible. Classes have been extremely affordable, especially as a California resident -- I've saved thousands of dollars by choosing to go to Cabrillo! All of my teachers have been awesome instructors and shown great care in my education. Santa Cruz is such a happy and gorgeous place to live, and going to school here has been unreal! With great classes and a beautiful town, what more can a student ask for?