Chabot College Student Satisfaction Survey: Fall 2005
Family Income and Status
       The Student Satisfaction Survey collects student demographic data that is not otherwise available, such as family income, parents' education, childcare needs, and living situations. This information is used to plan services and grants that respond to our students' needs.  In 2005, 37 percent of Chabot students have low incomes according to federal standards and another 20% have low incomes based on local standards. This means that more than half (57%) of Chabot students are low-income.  In addition, almost 60 percent of the students live with their parents, and almost 40 percent are in the first generation of their family to attend college.

       The Student Satisfaction Survey was conducted in October 2005 in 75 classes, and is a representative sample of day, evening, and Saturday enrollments. Surveys were completed by 1,605 students (62% full-time; 38% part-time)
Family income was self-reported and adjusted by household size.  Very low income is defined by the Federal government (i.e., US Department of Health and Human Services) as income earned up to 150% of national poverty level.  Low income is defined as about 50% of local median income by the US Department of Housing & Urban Development.

All percentages have a margin of error of 2 to 4  percentage points.