Cabrillo College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$1,104
2022 Average Net Price
$18,992
After Financial Aid
2019 Default Rate
2.87%
on Student Loans
2022 Enrolled Students
9,149
19.5% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
33.1%
316 Graduates

About

Cabrillo College is a higher education institution located in Santa Cruz County, CA. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Cabrillo College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (717 degrees awarded), General Health & Physical Education (124 degrees), and General Psychology (82 degrees).

In 2022, 2,615 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Cabrillo College. 62.5% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 37.5% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was hispanic or latino (1,405 degrees), 1.47 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (954 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Cabrillo College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Cabrillo College is $1,104, which is $−7,008 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $18,992.

In 2022, 53% of undergraduate students attending Cabrillo College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 1% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$1,104
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Cabrillo College was $1,104. The cost of tuition at Cabrillo College is $−7,008 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$18,992
2022 Value
4.7%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Cabrillo College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $18,992. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Cabrillo College grew by 4.7%.

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Other Student Expenses

$20,079
Room and Board
$2,160
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Cabrillo College was of $20,079 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,160. The cost of books and supplies increased by 23.7% during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

53%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
1%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

53% of undergraduate students at Cabrillo College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a decline of 40.4% with respect to 2021, when 89% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Student Loan Default Rate

Cohort default rates only account for borrowers who default in the first three years, and some schools only have a small proportion of borrowers entering repayment. These rates should be interpreted with caution, as they may not be reflective of the entire school population.
2.87%
2019 Default Rate
5
Number of Defaults

In 2019 the default rate for borrower's at Cabrillo College was 2.87%, which represents 5 out of the 174 total borrowers.

A cohort default rate is the percentage of a school's borrowers who enter repayment on certain Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program or William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan) Program loans during a particular federal fiscal year (FY), October 1 to September 30, and default or meet other specified conditions prior to the end of the second following fiscal year.

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Enrollment

Cabrillo College had a total enrollment of 9,149 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Cabrillo College is 1,786 students and the part-time enrollment is 7,363. This means that 19.5% of students enrolled at Cabrillo College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Cabrillo College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 48.7% Hispanic or Latino, 40.3% White, 5.31% Two or More Races, 2.58% Asian, 1.16% Black or African American, 0.197% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.186% American Indian or Alaska Native.

Students enrolled at Cabrillo College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly Hispanic or Latino Female (29.8%), followed by Hispanic or Latino Male (22.8%) and White Female (18.6%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

19.5%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Cabrillo College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 9,149 students. The full-time enrollment at Cabrillo College is 1,786 and the part-time enrollment is 7,363. This means that 19.5% of students enrolled at Cabrillo College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

74%
2022 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Cabrillo College was 74%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Cabrillo College had a retention rate higher than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    4,453 enrolled students
  2. White
    3,685 enrolled students
  3. Two or More Races
    486 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Cabrillo College is 48.7% Hispanic or Latino, 40.3% White, 5.31% Two or More Races, 2.58% Asian, 1.16% Black or African American, 0.197% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders, and 0.186% American Indian or Alaska Native. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 106 students (1.16%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 653 more women than men received degrees from Cabrillo College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Cabrillo College is hispanic or latino (1,405 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (954 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Cabrillo College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (717 degrees awarded), followed by General Health & Physical Education (124 degrees) and General Psychology (82 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Cabrillo College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (137 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (174 degrees), and Communication Technologies (26 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cabrillo College are Elementary & middle school teachers (121,336 people), Other managers (68,652 people), Construction managers (42,486 people), Secondary school teachers (41,773 people), and Education administrators (37,786 people).

The most specialized majors at Cabrillo College in 2022 are Human Sciences (137 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (174 degrees), Communication Technologies (26 degrees), Construction (58 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (744 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cabrillo College are Surgeons, Skincare specialists, Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys, Physicians, and Correspondence clerks & order clerks

The most specialized majors at Cabrillo College are Human Sciences (137 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (174 degrees), Communication Technologies (26 degrees), Construction (58 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (744 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Cabrillo College are Elementary & secondary schools (256,418 people), Construction (104,591 people), General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (100,616 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (85,269 people), and Outpatient care centers (54,627 people).

The most specialized majors at Cabrillo College are Human Sciences (137 degrees awarded), Parks, Recreation, & Leisure (174 degrees), Communication Technologies (26 degrees), Construction (58 degrees), and Liberal Arts & Humanities (744 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Cabrillo College.
Most Common (2022)
  1. 717 degrees awarded
  2. 124 degrees awarded
  3. 82 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Cabrillo College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 717 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

981
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
1,634
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 981 degrees were awarded to men at Cabrillo College, which is 0.6 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (1,634).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 287 degrees were awarded to men at Cabrillo College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 0.629 times less than the 456 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 456 degrees were awarded to men at Cabrillo College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.59 times more than the 287 male recipients with that same degree.

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Time to Complete

14%
100% Completion Time
35%
150% Completion Time

In 2022, 14% of students graduating from Cabrillo College completed their program within 100% "normal time" (i.e. 4 years for a 4-year degree). Comparatively, 35% completed their degrees within 150% of the normal time, and 43% within 200%.

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Graduation rate is defined as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within a specific percentage of "normal time" to completion for their program.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
Asian Female
Highest Graduation Rate (66.7%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Cabrillo College is Female and Asian (66.7% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 0.633% of graduates (2 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino
    1,405 degrees awarded
  2. White
    954 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    139 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Cabrillo College is hispanic or latino (1,405 degrees awarded). There were 1.47 times more hispanic or latino recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white (954 degrees).

0.229% of degree recipients (6 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. Hispanic or Latino Female
    913 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    561 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    492 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Cabrillo College is hispanic or latino female (913 degrees awarded). There were 1.63 times more hispanic or latino female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white female (561 degrees).

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Operations

Cabrillo College has an endowment valued at nearly $32.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The return on its endowment was of 28.4k (0.0867%) compared to the 0.843% average return (43.9k on 5.21M) across all Associates Colleges.

In 2022, Cabrillo College had a total salary expenditure of 132M. Cabrillo College employs 201 Instructors. Most academics at Cabrillo College are Female Instructor (117), and Male Instructor (84).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cabrillo College are: Office and Administrative Support, with 91 employees, Management, with 61 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 34 employees.

Endowment

$32.7M
2022 Endowment
8.09%
growth from 2021

Cabrillo College has an endowment valued at about $32.7M, as of the end of the 2022 fiscal year. The endowment of Cabrillo College grew 8.09% from the previous year. The value of their endowment was $27.5M higher than than the median endowment of Associates Colleges according to the Carnegie Classification grouping.

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The small bar chart below shows the endowment quintiles for all universities in the Associates Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Career & Technical-High Traditional Carnegie Classification grouping.

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Government Grants and Contracts

Grants & Contracts
  1. $10.8M - Federal
  2. $14.5M - State
  3. $1.68M - Local

As of 2022, Cabrillo College received $10.8M in grants and contracts from the federal government, $14.5M from state grants and contracts, and $1.68M from local grants and contracts.

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Salary Expenditure

$54.6M
2022 Salaries
5.62%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Cabrillo College paid a median of $54.6M in salaries, which represents 41.4% of their overall expenditure ($132M) and a 5.62% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$19.8M
Instructional Salaries
201
Number of Employees

In 2022, Cabrillo College paid a total of $19.8M to 201 employees working as instructors, which represents 36.2% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Instructor
Most Common Instructor
201 Employees
Office and Administrative Support
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
91 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Cabrillo College was Instructor with 201 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Cabrillo College were Office and Administrative Support with 91 employees, Management with 61 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 34 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Instructor
  2. Male Instructor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Cabrillo College was Female Instructor with 117 employees, and Male Instructor with 84 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Cabrillo College.

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