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Chabot College

Chabot College
Aerial photograph of campus
Established 1961
Type Community College
President Dr. Susan Sperling
Administrative staff
Students 13,145[1]
Location Hayward, California, United States
Campus Suburban, 94 acres (380,000 m2)
Mascot Gladiator
Affiliations Chabot-Las Positas Community College District

Chabot College is a community college located in Hayward, California.


  • History 1
  • Organization and administration 2
  • Academic profile 3
    • Campus Enrollment 3.1
    • Accreditation 3.2
  • Educational paths 4
  • Student life 5
    • Radio station KCRH 5.1
    • Television station KCTH 27 5.2
  • Sport 6
  • Noted people 7
    • Alumni 7.1
    • Faculty 7.2
  • References 8
  • External links 9


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, including the district communities of Hayward, Castro Valley, San Leandro, San Lorenzo and Union City. In 1987 the Chabot College ultimate disc team won the intercollegiate national championship.[2]

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,[3] awarding more than 100 associate degrees and certificates.[4][5] 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.[6] 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.[7]

Campus Enrollment

Chabot has an enrollment of over 14,848 students.[8][9] The following are preliminary statistics from the Spring 2011 enrollment:[10]

  • Total Students: 14,848
Women: 54%
Men: 44%
Not stated: 2%
  • Race-Ethnicity:
African American: 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.

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.


The Bay Area Ambassadors soccer team has played at the Gladiator Stadium since 2009.

Noted people




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  2. ^ "UPA College Ultimate Champions". Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
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External links

  • Official website

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