Community College of Aurora

16000 E CentreTech Pky
Aurora, CO 80011
Tel: (303)360-4700
7,134 students
Public institution
The Community College of Aurora takes education to a whole new level, combining solid theory with practical training. With this approach, CCA equips students with relevant learning for life that goes beyond the book. We take pride in knowing that our students graduate from cutting-edge programs ready to move to the next step in their lives, whether they transfer to a four-year institution or begin a new career.
School Highlights:
Community College of Aurora serves 7,134 students (24.45% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 60% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 41%.
Community College of Aurora is one of 6 community colleges within Arapahoe County, CO.
The nearest community college is Everest College-Aurora (2.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 174 teachers has grown by 155% over five years.
College Community College of Aurora 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 174 staff
61 staff
Community College of Aurora Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 7,134 teachers has grown by 36% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has decreased from 72:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.59 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has declined by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,134 students 1,296 students
Community College of Aurora Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 41:1
Community College of Aurora Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 1,744 students
810 students
Community College of Aurora Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 5,390 students
1,036 students
Community College of Aurora Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Community College of Aurora Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Community College of Aurora American Indian/Alaskan (2006-2013)
% Asian
Community College of Aurora Asian (2006-2013)
% Hispanic
Community College of Aurora Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Community College of Aurora Black (2006-2013)
% White
Community College of Aurora White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Community College of Aurora More (2010-2013)
% Unknown races
Community College of Aurora Unknown (2006-2013)
% Non Resident races
Community College of Aurora Non Resident (2008-2013)
Community College of Aurora 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. 0.59 0.53
Community College of Aurora Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $2,879 is less than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 9% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $11,274 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 10% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $2,879 $5,694
Community College of Aurora In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $11,274 $10,252
Community College of Aurora Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 65%
Community College of Aurora % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • The Community College of Aurora provides exciting new certificate choices in response to current workforce demands. We help students adapt to a bright new future by offering real life learning certificate programs in health care, sustainable energy technology, essential business skills, multimedia and web design, translation and interpretation, advanced computer technology, and more. Students obtain essential skills that prepare them to achieve their career goals, all at a great value. CCA faculty and staff are committed to creating an environment that is open, caring, and honest. Faculty are experienced and keep up-to-date on technological advancements and trends in their fields so that CCA curriculum is relevant and of the highest quality. CCA is a community where faculty take extra time to help dedicated students achieve success. Data show that when our students transfer to four-year schools, they earn higher grades than students who started college at those four-year institutions. We specialize in offering classes at convenient times and locations to meet students’ demanding schedules. CCA has hundreds of online, hybrid, and evening/weekend classes, as well as brand-new “open entry” classes that start every week. Our ExpressEd 10-week certificate programs are designed to retool employee skills or launch new careers quickly. Students may choose from more than 40 degrees and certificates in transfer and occupational education, and CCA’s core classes are guaranteed to transfer to Colorado public colleges and universities. Our tuition and fees are nearly half of what students pay for the same education at a public or private university. CCA has two campuses located at Lowry and CentreTech Parkway. Our friendly and courteous staff are known for their outstanding customer service. Their efforts ease the stress that many new students feel when they start college straight out of high school or after a prolonged absence. When visiting with CCA advisors, students discover the most effective path for achieving their goals. Enrollment and registration staff help students navigate the computer system to get registered for classes. Financial aid counselors help students pursue possible scholarships and loans to help pay for their education. Friendly greeters show students where classrooms are at the beginning of each semester. Small class sizes, labs, and free tutoring support and enhance student learning. CCA’s Career Center services guide and prepare students for successful employment. CCA is a unique global community with more than 100 countries represented in our student population, providing a rich educational experience and preparing students to compete in a global job market. Our community of students draws on the wealth of experience of fellow students who come from a variety of backgrounds and ages. The Community College of Aurora is accredited by the Commission of Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college operates under the jurisdiction of the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System. CCA students regularly transfer credits to state colleges and universities. Transfer information is available for student use in the Advising Center, A102.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Everest College-Aurora
    Private for-profit
    402 students | 2.70 Mi14280 East Jewell Ave
    Aurora, CO 80012
  • 1,022 students | 3.40 Mi111 N. Havana Street
    Aurora, CO 80010
  • 567 students | 4.50 Mi1681 S Dayton St
    Denver, CO 80247
  • Platt College-Aurora
    Private, for profit
    208 students | 4.80 Mi3100 South Parker Road
    Aurora, CO 80014
  • Johnson & Wales University-Denver
    Private not-for-profit
    1,519 students | 5.80 Mi7150 Montview Blvd
    Denver, CO 80220
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Did You Know?
Arapahoe County, CO 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 0.43, which is lower than the national average of 0.52. The most diverse community college in Arapahoe County, CO is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.