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Crafton Hills College (CHC) is one of two colleges in the San Bernardino Community College District and one of 113 colleges in the California Community College system, the largest college system of higher education in the world. Since CHC’s opening in 1972, learners of all ages, interests and backgrounds have passed through the doors of CHC, taking advantage of this first step to higher learning. As new businesses and industries settle in this region, CHC continues to increase in importance as a source for a college education and career training. Crafton Hills currently serves approximately 5,300 students and offers both day and evening classes.

Located in Southern California, on rolling hills above the Yucaipa Valley, and surrounded by an undisturbed natural environment, Crafton Hills College offers majors in the liberal arts and sciences, career and technical studies. With
its imaginative architecture, manicured grounds and spectacular surroundings, the atmosphere of the college is serene—right for reflection, growth and learning. The small size of the college allows for substantive, one-on-one communication between instructors and students.

The College is fully accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, the accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-Secondary Accrediting and the U.S. Department of Education for universities and colleges in California and the Western Pacific.


The mission of Crafton Hills College is to advance the educational, career, and personal success of our diverse campus through engagement and learning.


Crafton Hills College will be the college of choice for students who seek deep learning, personal growth, a supportive community, and a beautiful collegiate setting.


Crafton Hills College values academic excellence, inclusiveness, creativity, and the advancement of each individual.