Crafton Hills College

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Crafton Hills College
Crafton Hills College logo.png
TypePublic community college
PresidentKevin Horan, Ed.D.
Location, ,
United States

34°2.45′N 117°6.05′W / 34.04083°N 117.10083°W / 34.04083; -117.10083Coordinates: 34°2.45′N 117°6.05′W / 34.04083°N 117.10083°W / 34.04083; -117.10083
ColorsGreen and Gold   
AffiliationsSan Bernardino Community College District

Crafton Hills College is a public community college in Yucaipa, California. It offers associate degrees and career and technical certificates. Since its opening in 1972, more than 200,000 people have attended Crafton Hills and now serves approximately 6,500 students each semester with day, evening, and online classes.


Crafton Hills College opened in 1972. Much of the college is built on land that Ruben and Lester Finkelstein donated through their foundation The Finkelstein Foundations. The original donation included 167 acres of land in 1966 with 76 more acres in 1970 and finally donating 251 acres of additional land.


Students can earn degrees and certificates in 21 different fields. Popular programs include Social Sciences, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, and Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services.[1]

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College clubs change on a yearly basis. Crafton Hills publishes an annual art and literature magazine, The Sand Canyon Review. The College Honors Institute (CHI) provides graduates with priority admission and scholarship consideration at many public and private four-year institutions.[2] Theater arts productions, art exhibits, social activities, interactive workshops, cultural events, and musical performances occur year-round.


Crafton Hills College has men's and women's swim teams that began in Spring 2018 and men's and women's water polo teams that began in Fall 2019. The Crafton Hills Aquatics Center features a 50 meter by 25 yards Olympic Swimming Pool kept at 80 degrees year-round.

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