Central Arizona College

8470 N Overfield Rd
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Tel: (520)494-5444
6,445 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 6,445 students (33% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is lower than the community college average of 41:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is equal to the state average of 53%.
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 205 teachers has grown by 7% over five years.
College Central Arizona College Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification Associate of Arts Colleges Associate of Arts Colleges
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 205 staff
61 staff
Central Arizona College Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 6,445 has grown by 9% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has stayed the same over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is more than the national average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 6,445 students 1,296 students
Central Arizona College Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
21:1
Central Arizona College Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 2,129 students
814 students
Central Arizona College Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 4,316 students
1,040 students
Central Arizona College Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Central Arizona College Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
1%
Central Arizona College American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
2%
5%
Central Arizona College Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
28%
21%
Central Arizona College Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
7%
15%
Central Arizona College Black (2006-2013)
% White
47%
51%
Central Arizona College White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
3%
3%
Central Arizona College More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
8%
3%
Central Arizona College Unknown (2006-2013)
Central Arizona 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. 0.69 0.68
Central Arizona College Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,310 is less than the state average of $5,660. The in-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $10,260 is more than the state average of $10,250. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,310 $5,660
Central Arizona College In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $10,260 $10,250
Central Arizona College Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Total Dormitory Capacity 400 252
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 85%
89%
Central Arizona College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (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 $3,097 per year for in-state students and $8,507 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,094 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Arizona is 94%. 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 0.68, which is higher than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Arizona is Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts-Scottsdale. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.