Chabot College

Hayward, CA

Brief Description

Located on a suburban campus in the town of Hayward in the East Bay area of California, Chabot College is a comprehensive community college that serves the educational needs of residents of Alameda County, including the district communities of Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo, and Union City. Home to a diverse community of more than 14,800 students from various backgrounds, Chabot College is a part of the large Chabot-Las Positas Community College District.

As the first college opened by the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District in 1961, Chabot College initially opened for classes to an enrollment of 1,163 students on a temporary 7.5 acre location in the heart of San Leandro. By 1965, the college was transferred to its permanent 94-acre campus site on Hesperian Boulevard. Since its inception, Chabot College has been a number one source in the region for technical and career degrees, transfer education programs to four-year universities, general education, basic skills instruction, English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, and continuing education programs.

Fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), Chabot College offers over 175 majors of study and awards more than 100 associate degrees in a wide range of academic or career interests. The college consists of six academic divisions in Applied Technology, Business, Language Arts, Math and Sciences, Physical Education and Health, and Social Sciences. Among the most popular degree programs offered as in accounting, retail management, business management, real estate, entrepreneurship, and healthcare services.

In order to encourage students to get involved in campus life, Chabot College hosts over 25 student organizations ranging from the Alpha Gamma Sigma Honor Society and Collegiate DECA Club to the Hip Hop Spot and the KCRH Radio DJ Club. Nicknamed the Gladiators, Chabot College is home to 16 intercollegiate varsity teams in football, soccer, volleyball, wrestling, basketball, baseball, golf, softball, swimming, tennis, and track and field for competition in the NCJAA Coast Conference. Some of the most notable former Gladiators are Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, MLB pitcher Mark Davis, award-winning actor Tom Hanks, best-selling author Bruce Henderson, and Olympian Mike McRae.

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At A Glance

Total undergraduate enrollment: 13615

Total institution enrollment: 13615

School type: 2-year public

School classification: Associate's Colleges: These institutions offer associate's degree and certificate programs but, with few exceptions, award no baccalaureate degrees.

Campus Location

Main Address

Chabot College
25555 Hesperian Blvd
Hayward, CA 94545


(510) 723-6600


Undergraduate Demographics

Male undergraduate population: 44%

Female undergraduate population: 56%

Undergrad visible minorities: No Data

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered: Less than one year, One but less than two years, Associate's

Accounting And Finance
Architectural Engineering Technology / Technician
Automotive Mechanic / Technician
Biology General
Chemistry General
Child Care And Guidance Workers And Management
Commercial Photography
Communications General
Computer And Information Sciences Other
Computer Programming
Construction / Building Inspector
Criminal Justice / Law Enforcement Administration
Data Processing Technology / Technician
Dental Hygienist
Drafting General
Drama / Theater Arts General
Electrical / Electronics Equipment Installer
Emergency Medical Technology / Technician
Fire Protection And Safety Technology / Technician
General Selling Skills And Sales Operations
Graphic Design Commercial Art And Illustration
Home Furnishings / Equipment Installers
Industrial Electronics Installer And Repair
Industrial Manufacturing Technology / Technician
Liberal Arts And Sciences / Liberal Studies
Machine Shop Assistant
Medical Assistant
Medical Records Technology / Technician
Music General
Nursing Rn Training
Office Supervision And Management
Physics General
Radio And Television Broadcasting Technology
Real Estate
Science Technologies / Technicians Other
Social Sciences And History Other
Social Sciences General
Special Education General
Speech And Rhetorical Studies
Tourism And Travel Services Marketing Operations
Welder / Welding Technologist