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Cabrillo College Data & Information Overview

Want the scoop on Cabrillo College? We've put together a comprehensive report on the school that covers what majors Cabrillo College offers, how the school ranks, how diverse it is, and much more. Want to know more about a specific stat? Just click on its tile, and you'll go to a page that goes more in-depth on that subject. You can also use the links below to go directly to any section on this page.

How Well Is Cabrillo College Ranked?

2021 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 19 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Cabrillo College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Cabrillo College?

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.

Learn more about Cabrillo College admissions.

Cabrillo College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Cabrillo College is 22 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 40%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  40 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Cabrillo College

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 72%, which is about average when compared to the national rate of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  72 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Cabrillo College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,321 undergraduates at Cabrillo College with 4,002 being full-time and 7,319 being part-time.

Cabrillo College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Cabrillo College is 36.49 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  36.49 out of 100
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How Much Does Cabrillo College Cost?

The overall average net price of Cabrillo College is $7,313. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Cabrillo College, approximately 1% of students took out student loans averaging $4,554 a year. That adds up to $18,216 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Cabrillo College is 17.7%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Cabrillo College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Cabrillo College make about $33,300 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is about 16% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


See which majors at Cabrillo College make the most money.

Location of Cabrillo College

Cabrillo College is a public institution located in Aptos, California. Aptos is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Location of Cabrillo College

Contact details for Cabrillo College are given below.

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

Cabrillo College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Cabrillo College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Cabrillo College

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 4,947 students took at least one online class at Cabrillo College. This is an increase from the 4,635 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,947 1,044
2016-2017 4,635 1,102
2015-2016 3,523 972
2014-2015 3,347 896
2013-2014 2,882 732

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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.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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