Chabot College

Chabot College
Aerial photograph of campus
TypeCommunity College
PresidentDr. Susan Sperling
Administrative staff
Address, , ,
CampusSuburban, 94 acres (380,000 m2)
AffiliationsChabot-Las Positas Community College District

Chabot College is a community college located in Hayward, California, United States, and is part of the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District.


Chabot College was the first college opened by the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District. The formation of a “junior college district” was approved by the voters on January 10, 1961, and the first board of trustees elected on April 18, 1961. Chabot College opened for classes on September 11, 1961, on a 7.5-acre (30,000 m2) temporary site in San Leandro with an enrollment of 1,163 students. The 94-acre (380,000 m2) Chabot College site on Hesperian Boulevard in Hayward opened for its first day of classes on September 20, 1965.

The college primarily serves residents of Alameda County in the East Bay area (generally the suburban region south of Oakland), including the district communities of Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Union City.

The school is named for noted Bay Area entrepreneur Anthony Chabot.

Organization and administration

The president is Dr. Susan Sperling.

Academic profile

Chabot offers a curriculum of over 175 majors of study,[2] awarding more than 100 associate degrees and certificates.[3][2] Chabot is on a semester system.

The college features six academic divisions: Applied Technology and Business, Language Arts, Math and Sciences, Physical Education and Health, the College of the Arts, and Social Sciences.[4] The Business program offers degrees in Business, Accounting, Retail Management, Business Management, Marketing and certificates in various areas, including Accounting, Health Care Management, Human Resources Assistant, Entrepreneurship, Real Estate, Marketing, Retailing, Management, etc.[5]

Campus Enrollment

Chabot has an enrollment of over 14,848 students.[3][6] The following are preliminary statistics from the Spring 2011 enrollment:[6]

  • Total Students: 14,848
Women: 54%
Men: 44%
Not stated: 2%
  • Race-Ethnicity:
Black: 29%
Asian American: 17%
Filipino: 9%
Latino: 29%
Native American: 1%
Pacific Islander: 3%
White: 5%
Other: 1%
Not stated: 6%
  • Number of Units:
Full-time (12+ units): 31%
Part-time (6 to 11.5 units): 35%
Part-time (0.5 to 5.5 units): 34%
  • Educational Goal:
Transfer (with/without degree): 50%
AA/AS degree: 11%
Occupational certificate or job training: 13%
Personal development: 6%
Other or undecided: 20%


Chabot College is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Chabot College is also accredited by the Council on Dental Education, American Dental Association, the Committee on Allied Health Education and Accreditation in collaboration with the American Hospital Health Information, Management Association and the America Medical Assisting Association. The program in nursing is accredited by the California Board of Registered Nursing. The college is approved by the California State Department of Education and is a member of the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges and the Community College League of California. Chabot College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design.

Educational paths

Chabot provides the following academic pathways:

  • Technical and career-vocational education programs
  • Transfer education programs to four-year universities
  • General education
  • Basic skills instruction
  • English as a second language programs
  • Community and continuing Education programs
  • Radio & Television Broadcasting

Student life

Radio station KCRH

KCRH is an 18 watt radio station operated by the mass communications class at Chabot.

Television station KCTH 27

Chabot College's Television Studio was established when the College first opened in 1964. It was the first West Coast College Television Station with 5 On Campus Channels that allowed instructors to receive 5 independent cable TV feeds of programming from the studio. Lately, it became the Community Media Center for the East bay by taking over Public-access television channels from Comcast due to the DIVCA (Digital Infrastructure Video Communications Act). Which makes the Studio available to the communities as well as for Educational-access television use. Local business and Individuals can now use the Leased access High Definition Studios, with access to over 100,000 viewers and on line streaming as well as AT&T-U-viewers. Currently the Station runs KCTH 27 the Educational-access television channel, KCMC 28 and 29, also Channel 99 under Hayward on AT&T U-verse. It is growing in programming and equipment.


In 1987 the Chabot College ultimate disc team won the intercollegiate national championship.[7]

The Bay Area Ambassadors soccer team has played at the Gladiator Stadium from 2009-2012.

Noted people

Notable alumni



  1. ^ California, State of. "California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office - Data Mart". datamart.cccco.edu. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Chabot College". Chabotcollege.edu. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-08-25. Retrieved 2006-08-05.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ "Chabot College". Chabotcollege.edu. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  5. ^ "Official Chabot College Website". Chabotcollege.edu. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Chabot College Student Characteristics : Spring 2011 Preliminary Census" (PDF). Chabotcollege.edu. Retrieved 3 October 2017.
  7. ^ "UPA College Ultimate Champions". Archived from the original on 2009-11-11. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
  8. ^ ""I Owe It All to Community College: Tom Hanks on His Two Years at Chabot College"". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 2016-03-31.

External links

Coordinates: 37°38′30.47″N 122°6′20.13″W / 37.6417972°N 122.1055917°W / 37.6417972; -122.1055917

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