Central Arizona College

8470 N Overfield Rd
Coolidge, AZ 85128-9030
Tel: (520)494-5444
5,937 students
Public institution
  • Central Arizona College provides a vibrant environment centered on learning and learner success. Our diverse college community values the power of innovation, continuous quality improvement and the contribution of the individual. Our commitment is to act as a catalyst for economic and cultural vibrancy and to inspire individuals to pursue their unique goals.
School Highlights
Central Arizona College serves 5,937 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 39:1.
Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
Central Arizona College is the only community colleges within Pinal County, AZ.
The nearest community college is Chandler-Gilbert Community College (24.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 202 teachers has grown by 12% over five years.
Central Arizona College (AZ) 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 Private for-profit
Total Faculty 202 staff 51 staff
Central Arizona College Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 5,937 has declined by 20% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has decreased from 37:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 5,937 students 1,567 students
Central Arizona College Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 29:1 39:1
Central Arizona College Student Staff Ratio (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,925 students 1,082 students
Central Arizona College Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 4,012 students 4,012 students
Central Arizona College Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Central Arizona College Enrollment Breakdown AZ All Enrollment Breakdown
Total Dormitory Capacity
400 216
% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
4%
Central Arizona College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2014)
% Asian
2%
3%
Central Arizona College Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
27%
27%
Central Arizona College Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
6%
6%
Central Arizona College Black (2006-2014)
% White
53%
52%
Central Arizona College White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
2%
2%
Central Arizona College More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
5%
5%
Central Arizona College Ethnicity Breakdown AZ All Ethnic Groups 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. 0.64 0.65
Central Arizona College Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The public in-state tuition of $2,160 is more than the state average of $1,854. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,600 is more than the state average of $7,638. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,160 $1,854
Central Arizona College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $9,600 $7,638
Central Arizona College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 73% 89%
Central Arizona College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Central Arizona College provides a vibrant environment centered on learning and learner success. Our diverse college community values the power of innovation, continuous quality improvement and the contribution of the individual. Our commitment is to act as a catalyst for economic and cultural vibrancy and to inspire individuals to pursue their unique goals. Central Arizona College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and a participant of the Higher Learning Commission's Academic Quality Improvement Program. Central currently offers more than 50 university transfer programs and nearly 90 occupational and technical degrees and certificates, with many courses available online and on nights and weekends. The University Center, located at the Signal Peak campus, has been established by Central Arizona College as a means of providing Pinal County residents local, direct access to upper division programs and advanced degrees. This will be accomplished through the development of one or more partnerships with both private and public universities that will provide bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and continuing professional studies at the University Center. The two-story center has state-of-the-art multi-media capabilities, including interactive television classrooms. Other programs includes GED Classes and Testing, Tech Prep for High School Students, English as a Second Language and others special programs.

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Did You Know?
For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,854 per year for in-state students and $7,638 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,935 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arizona is 95%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Arizona 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 0.65, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Arizona is Brookline College-Tempe. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.