Comience en Cabrillo

Become a Cabrillo Student

¿Por qué Cabrillo?
Why to Choose Cabrillo
Top in Transfers

We're the #1 community college in transfers to UC Santa Cruz and #2 for transfers to CSU Monterey Bay. Former students often tell us that their Cabrillo instructors were the best they had during their entire academic careers—even those who went on to four-year institutions.

Tech Forward

Our Computer and Information Systems (CIS) Department includes the Cabrillo NetLab that offers computer-based industry training to a network of 28 regional Bay Area Community Colleges, features an award-winning Robotics Club, and includes a CyberSecurity course of study.

Farm to Table

Our Agriculture & Natural Resources Pathway is producing next gen AgTech, BioTech, Horticulture, and Organics workers. The only Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management program in the Monterey Bay Region features the teaching kitchen at Pino Alto—our fine-dining restaurant.


Nursing National Board Exam Pass Rate


Average Age of 2019 Graduating Class


Women's Volleyball CCCAA Championships Since 2015


Social & Academic Clubs and Organizations
Welcome Center

Located at the heart of the Aptos Campus in the Student Activities Center (SAC East 225), the Welcome Center staff is here to guide you through the Cabrillo experience. Lean on us for help with WebAdvisor, adding and dropping classes, financial aid questions, parking, bike and book lockers, and a ton more.

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Life At Cabrillo

There's lots to see and do at Cabrillo. Check out the Solari Green Technology Center in Watsonville, find out what's going on in our athletics department, join one of our many clubs, or enjoy a live performance at the Crocker Theater.

Take a Tour

Tours of the Aptos Campus and Watsonville Center are a great way for students, parents and families to see our facilities and get a feel for the Cabrillo experience. A guided tour takes about an hour to 90 minutes. You can also enjoy a self-guided tour, if you prefer.

Cabrillo College strives to support their student body, whether that's through its numerous programs, events, activities, or outstanding faculty. Thus far, it's been a true pleasure to begin my higher education journey here!
– Kimberly C., Watsonville Center
Student Life
International Students

If you're from outside the U.S. and are moving to Santa Cruz County, you can start your college career at Cabrillo. Complete course that can lead you to a four-year institution. Obtain an Associate of Art and/or an Associates of Science degree in one of our many fields of study.
Located in a small California beach community in the center of Santa Cruz County, we're only 60 km from San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, share a bay with Monterey and Carmel and are approximately 120 km from San Francisco.

Aplica Hoy
Take your first steps to becoming a Cabrillo student by applying for admission today.