Community College of Aurora

16000 E CentreTech Pky
Aurora, CO 80011-9036
Tel: (303)360-4700
7,617 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 7,617 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 45:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
Minority enrollment is 50% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 35%.
Community College of Aurora is one of 6 community colleges within Adams County, CO.
The nearest community college is Everest College-Aurora (2.70 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 168 teachers has grown by 133% over five years.
College Community College of Aurora 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 168 staff
62 staff
Community College of Aurora Total Faculty (2006-2014)

Student Body

The student population of 7,617 has grown by 22% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 45:1 has decreased from 69:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is less than the national average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 7,617 students 1,371 students
Community College of Aurora Total Enrollment (2006-2014)
Student : Teacher Ratio 45:1
Community College of Aurora Student Staff (2006-2014)
# Full-Time Students 1,528 students
779 students
Community College of Aurora Full-Time Students (2006-2014)
# Part-Time Students 6,089 students
1,083 students
Community College of Aurora Part-Time Students (2006-2014)
Community College of Aurora Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% Asian
Community College of Aurora Asian (2006-2014)
% Hispanic
Community College of Aurora Hispanic (2006-2014)
% Black
Community College of Aurora Black (2006-2014)
% White
Community College of Aurora White (2006-2014)
% Two or more races
Community College of Aurora More (2010-2014)
% Unknown races
Community College of Aurora Unknown (2006-2014)
% Non Resident races
Community College of Aurora Non Resident (2008-2014)
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. 0.69 0.70
Community College of Aurora Diversity Score (2006-2014)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $3,394 is less than the state average of $5,664. The in-state tuition has grown by 19% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $12,692 is more than the state average of $10,360. The out-state tuition has grown by 18% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $3,394 $5,664
Community College of Aurora In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
Out-State Tuition Fees $12,692 $10,360
Community College of Aurora Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2014)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 64%
Community College of Aurora % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2014)
Source: 2014 (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
    328 students | 2.70 Mi14280 East Jewell Ave
    Aurora CO 80012
  • 761 students | 3.40 Mi111 N. Havana Street
    Aurora CO 80010
  • 489 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
    1,391 students | 5.80 Mi7150 Montview Blvd
    Denver CO 80220
Did You Know?
Adams 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 0.58, which is higher than the national average of 0.50. The most diverse community college in Adams County, CO is Community College of Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.