What Kind of Students Choose Cabrillo?
All ages. All stages. All working towards a better future.
Cabrillo College offers award-winning Career Education programs, Associate's Degrees, skills certificates, classes to transfer to a four-year college, as well as classes for personal enrichment.
Why Students Choose Cabrillo?
#1 in Transfers to UCSC
Cabrillo College is ranked #1 in transfers to UCSC, and hundreds of Cabrillo students transfer to top-ranking universities each year.
Average Class size 25-30 students
Average class size is estimated to be 25-30 students, with classes offered at the Aptos campus in Aptos, the Watsonville Center, or online.
Career Education Grads Earn 71% More than Previous Jobs
The wide-ranging Career Education programs offer courses that are both academic and career-oriented. Our students are ready for a diverse selection of high-wage, high-skill, in-demand careers. Our cutting-edge programs provide students with the chance to gain hands-on experience through applied course work and work-based learning opportunities or to prepare them to transfer to four-year institutions.
In order to ensure equal access to education Cabrillo College is providing the first two years of tuition to any first time college student with our Cabrillo Promise Program.
Beautiful Coastal Campus
The campus is located on the beautiful California Central Coast, 90 miles south of San Francisco and 35 miles north of Monterey.
Hear From Cabrillo Students
Learn from Cabrillo students themselves on why they chose Cabrillo College and how they have benefitted.
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What Students Say
Age is not a discriminating factor in completing an educational goal at Cabrillo College. I completed my AS Degree with Honors in Computer Application and Business Technology at 70 years old!"I earned three certificates in four semesters, while participating in the Federal Work Study program. The professors and Computer Technology Center, tutoring, Student Resource Center, and Library staffs were supportive, challenging, and provided guidance throughout my experience.
When I was in high school, I never saw myself going to college. I thought it was going to be too expensive and too challenging. I decided to join the U.S. Army. After I finished my time in service, I enrolled at Cabrillo College and made a plan with a academic counselor. I felt confident that I was heading in the right direction with what my major of biology required. Cabrillo has really helped me to achieve a lot the entire time of being here. I'm glad I took the steps to enroll at Cabrillo to achieve my goals.