Cabrillo College

Public, 2-4 Years School Located in Aptos, CA

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How much is the Cabrillo tuition? For the academic year 2023-2024, Cabrillo's tuition & fees is $1,270 for California residents and $9,910 for out-of-state students.
With indirect costs not billed by school, such as room & boards and personal living expenses, the total cost of attendance for one academic year is $30,538 for California residents and $39,178 for out-of-state students when a student lives off-campus.

Cabrillo Tuition & Expenses

2022-2023 Rate
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,270
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,910
Books & Supplies Costs$2,250
Off-campus Room & Board$21,375
Off-campus Expenses$5,643
2023-2024 Estimates
California Residents Tuition & Fees$1,278
Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$11,380

Average Tuition By School Type and Comparison

Compared to 2-4 years schools nationwide, Cabrillo' tuition is lower than the average tuition of $12,960. Compared to public, 2-4 years colleges in California, its tuition is lower than the average tuition of $13,259.
Cabrillo College$1,270$9,910
U.S. 2-4 Years Colleges$18,672
Public Schools$7,199$12,960
Private Schools$20,937
California 2-4 Years Colleges$20,867
Public Schools$4,034$13,259
Private Schools$23,111

Compare Similar School's Tuition

The next table compares the tuition & fees between Cabrillo and similar schools. The similar colleges are selected by school type & level (public, 2-4 years), ranking, and comparison frequency by our users. The comparison is based on 2022-2023 tuition rate.
Cabrillo CollegeAptos, CA$1,270$9,910
Cerritos CollegeNorwalk, CA$1,364$12,004
Chabot CollegeHayward, CA$1,150$8,686
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamonga, CA$1,184$11,120
Citrus CollegeGlendora, CA$1,204$9,844
Columbia CollegeSonora, CA$1,547$8,870
Crafton Hills CollegeYucaipa, CA$1,188$12,320
College of the DesertPalm Desert, CA$1,326$9,586
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hill, CA$1,312$9,012
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrance, CA$1,144$7,144
Fullerton CollegeFullerton, CA$1,150$9,399

Financial Aid and COA

At Cabrillo College, 4,796 students (53%) received grant or scholarship from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources. The average amount of grant/scholarship received is $4,613.
After receiving financial aid, the cost of attendance (COA) at Cabrillo is $34,565 for students living off-campus.
For beginning students (i.e. first-time freshmen), 586 students received any type of financial aid including grants/scholarship and student loans. The average amount of grant/scholarship for the first-time students is $5,872 and the average amount of student loans is $4,500.
The financial aid data is based on 2021-2022 statistics from IPEDS.
California ResidentsOut-of-State
COA (off-campus)$30,538$39,178
Tuition & Fees$1,270$9,910
Indirect Costs (off-campus)$29,268$29,268
COA (off-campus) after Receiving Aid$25,925$34,565
Average Financial Aid$4,613$4,613
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Grant or Scholarship4,79653%$4,613
Pell Grants1,91821%$3,750
Federal Student Loan641%$7,553
Type of AidNumber Receiving AidPercent Receiving AidAverage Amount of Aid Received
Any Financial Aid58682%-
Grants or Scholarships58381%$5,872
Federal Grants40456%$5,656
Pell Grants28339%$4,715
Other Federal Grants34348%$2,772
State/Local Grants55377%$1,914
Institutional Grants669%$1,210
Student Loan Aid2-$4,500
Federal Student Loans2-$4,500
Other Student Loans0--
Income LevelNumber of StudentsNumber of Students AwardedAverage Amount Aid Awarded
All level277277$7,699
110,001 or more00-

Student Population

Cabrillo College has a total of 9,149 students (all undergraduate). By gender, there are 3,782 male students and 5,293 female students attending Cabrillo. The school offers online degree programs and 2,552 students enrolled online exclusively (27.89% of all students).
Undergraduate9,075 3,7825,293

Directory & Academic Information

Directory Information
Address6500 Soquel Dr, Aptos, CA
Degree & Programs
Program Offered159 Programs
Academic Stats
Student Population9,149
Graduation Rate33%
Transfer-out Rate8%
Retention Rate74% (Full-time), 39% (Part-time)
Students to Faculty Ratio Rate16 to 1
Faculty & Staffs
Number of Faculties208 (Full-time), 268 (Part-time)
Number of Staffs466 (Full-time), 287 (Part-time)
Average Faculty Salary$78,983
Average Staff Salary$74,115