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Cabrillo College Data & Information Overview

105 awards Ranking Badges
Fair Price Value for Your Money
9% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Cabrillo College Ranked?

#1,300 Best Colleges in Nation
#129 Best Colleges in CA
Human Development & Family Studies Highest Ranked Major

2023 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Cabrillo College was awarded 105 badges in the 2023 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is human development and family studies.

Overall Quality

According to College Factual's 2023 analysis, Cabrillo College is ranked #1,300 out of 2,241 schools in the nation that were analyzed for overall quality. This is an improvement over the previous year, when Cabrillo College held the #1,532 spot on the Best Overall Colleges list.

Cabrillo College also holds the #129 spot on the Best Colleges in California ranking.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cabrillo College?

Open Admissions Policy

Acceptance Rate

As long as you meet basic requirements, you should not have any trouble getting into Cabrillo College since the school has an open admissions policy. Still, be sure to submit any requested materials and that your application is completed in full.

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Cabrillo College Faculty

20 to 1 Student to Faculty
44% Full Time Teachers

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Cabrillo College is 20 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1. This may indicate that some of your classes will be larger in size than they would be at other schools. However, upper level classes will probably be smaller.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Cabrillo College is 44%. This is comparable to the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  44 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cabrillo College

70% Freshmen Retention

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate tells us what percentage of first-year, full-time students choose to continue on to their sophomore year at a particular school. The rate at Cabrillo College is 70%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  70 out of 100

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Cabrillo College.

Cabrillo College Undergraduate Student Diversity

3,201 Full-Time Undergraduates
60.0% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
57.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 9,792 undergraduates at Cabrillo College with 3,201 being full-time and 6,591 being part-time.

How Much Does Cabrillo College Cost?

$11,130 Net Price
1% Take Out Loans
$24,284 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Cabrillo College is $11,130. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Cabrillo College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$9,823 $11,412 $13,406 $16,070 $18,875

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Cabrillo College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Cabrillo College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $6,071 a year. That adds up to $24,284 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cabrillo College is 8.9%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Cabrillo College Graduates Make?

$40,236 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Cabrillo College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $40,236 in their early years. This is in the same neighborhood of the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, certain majors may produce higher-paying graduates.


See which majors at Cabrillo College make the most money.

Location of Cabrillo College

California State
3,201 Full-Time Undergraduates
Suburb Campus Setting
Located in Aptos, California, Cabrillo College is a public institution. The suburban atmosphere of Aptos makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Contact details for Cabrillo College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA 95003
Phone: 831-479-6100

Cabrillo College Majors

56 Majors With Completions
1,726 Undergraduate Degrees
Learn more about the majors offered at Cabrillo College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cabrillo College

53% Take At Least One Class Online
11% Take All Classes Online

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2019-2020, 5,142 students took at least one online class at Cabrillo College. This is an increase from the 5,140 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2019-2020 5,142 1,073
2018-2019 5,140 1,097
2017-2018 4,947 1,044
2016-2017 4,635 1,102
2015-2016 3,523 972

Learn more about online learning at Cabrillo College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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