Arapahoe Community College

5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
Tel: (303)797-4222
10,401 students
Public institution
School Highlights
Arapahoe Community College serves 10,401 students (16% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 44:1 is higher than the state community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 24% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 41%.
Arapahoe Community College is one of 4 community colleges within Arapahoe County, CO.
The nearest community college is Westwood College-Denver South (3.50 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 235 teachers has grown by 16% over five years.
College Arapahoe Community College Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Public institution Public
Total Faculty 235 staff
62 staff
Arapahoe Community College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 10,401 has grown by 27% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 44:1 has increased from 41:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.41 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has declined by 32% over five years.
Total Enrollment 10,401 students 1,371 students
Arapahoe Community College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 44:1
Arapahoe Community College Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,618 students
779 students
Arapahoe Community College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 8,783 students
1,083 students
Arapahoe Community College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Arapahoe Community College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Arapahoe Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
Arapahoe Community College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Arapahoe Community College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Arapahoe Community College Black (2006-2014)
% White
Arapahoe Community College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Arapahoe Community College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Arapahoe Community College Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Arapahoe Community College Non Resident (2008-2014)
Arapahoe Community College Ethnicity Breakdown  Community College Average Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.41 0.70
Arapahoe Community College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,392 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 24% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,690 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,392 $5,664
Arapahoe Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,690 $10,360
Arapahoe Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 62%
Arapahoe Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The college strives to be an innovative, learning-centered community college recognized as a vital link in the economic vitality of the community and as a leader in education. With a track record of over 47 years of operation, Arapahoe Community College is recognized throughout the region as a premier community college in the Denver Metropolitan area.  ACC has campuses located in LIttleton, Parker and Castle Rock.  Our highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff are here to assure your success in achieving your chosen educational goal. Offering hundreds of courses in disciplines ranging from computer science, automotive technology, mortuary science, nursing, interior design and criminal justice, ACC is one of the most comprehensive community colleges in Colorado with academic tracks leading to both the Associate of Arts and Associate of Science transfer degrees and also the Associates of Applied Science degrees in various career and technical fields. Arapahoe Community College is accredited by the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, numerous programs hold specialized accreditation from professional accrediting agencies.

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Did You Know?
For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,103 per year for in-state students and $9,855 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,638 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.60, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Colorado Heights University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.