Everest College-Aurora

14280 East Jewell Ave
Aurora, CO 80012
Tel: (303)745-6244
402 students
Private for-profit
Our mission is to provide men and women of all ages with the practical skills, education and training needed to excel in their chosen fields.
School Highlights:
Everest College-Aurora serves 402 students (86.57% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 31:1 is lower than the community college average of 35:1.
Minority enrollment is 78% of the student body (majority Hispanic and Black), which is more than the state average of 41%.
Everest College-Aurora is one of 6 community colleges within Arapahoe County, CO.
The nearest community college is Platt College-Aurora (2.20 miles away).

School Overview

The teacher population of 13 teachers has declined by 27% over five years.
College Everest College-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 Private for-profit Public
Total Faculty 13 staff
61 staff
Everest College-Aurora Total Faculty (2006-2013)

Student Body

The student population of 402 teachers has declined by 28% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 31:1 has increased from 26:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.72 is more than the state average of 0.53. The school's diversity has grown by 9% over five years.
Total Enrollment 402 students 1,296 students
Everest College-Aurora Total Enrollment (2006-2013)
Student : Teacher Ratio 31:1
Everest College-Aurora Student Staff (2006-2013)
# Full-Time Students 348 students
810 students
Everest College-Aurora Full-Time Students (2006-2013)
# Part-Time Students 54 students
1,036 students
Everest College-Aurora Part-Time Students (2006-2013)
Everest College-Aurora Enrollment Breakdown  Community College Average Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Everest College-Aurora American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2013)
% Asian
Everest College-Aurora Asian (2007-2013)
% Hawaiian
Everest College-Aurora Hawaiian (2011-2013)
% Hispanic
Everest College-Aurora Hispanic (2006-2013)
% Black
Everest College-Aurora Black (2006-2013)
% White
Everest College-Aurora White (2006-2013)
% Two or more races
Everest College-Aurora More (2009-2013)
% Unknown races
Everest College-Aurora Unknown (2006-2013)
Everest College-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. 0.72 0.53
Everest College-Aurora Diversity Score (2006-2013)

Finances and Admission

The in-state tuition of $15,660 is more than the state average of $5,650. The in-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
The out-state tuition of $15,660 is more than the state average of $10,201. The out-state tuition has grown by 6% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees $15,660 $5,694
Everest College-Aurora In-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
Out-State Tuition Fees $15,660 $10,252
Everest College-Aurora Out-State Tuition Fees (2006-2013)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 98%
Everest College-Aurora % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2006-2013)
Source: 2005 (latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes:

  • Parks College is a career-oriented institution offering a variety of occupational programs. The College engages in a partnership with students that provides practical academic and experiential educational opportunities. These opportunities prepare students for entry-level positions and continued career development. Our supportive and encouraging learning environment helps students develop self-sufficiency, leadership qualities and appreciation for lifelong learning. W.T. Parks founded the college in 1895 as Modern Business School. In 1923, the school was renamed Parks School of Business Administration. It was the only private business school in the Denver area to be accredited according to college and university standards. Throughout the years, the parent campus of Parks College moved to various locations in the greater Denver area. In response to a growing student body, the college settled into its current location in 1987. The school is located in the northern metropolitan town of Thornton, Colorado. The college became Parks Junior College until its name was changed in 1995 to Parks College. Parks College was renamed Everest College in 2006. Our programs emphasize real-world training that is tailored to meet the needs of potential employers. The fields of study focus on industries that offer solid, long-term career opportunities for graduates. Here at our campus, we maintain a well-defined program philosophy of providing a quality education that emphasizes practical skills; employ a highly skilled and dedicated faculty; and cater to students seeking a strong knowledge base and the experience needed to succeed in their chosen fields. Parks College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to grant degrees and certificates.

Nearby Schools:

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Platt College-Aurora
    Private, for profit
    208 students | 2.20 Mi3100 South Parker Road
    Aurora, CO 80014
  • 7,134 students | 2.70 Mi16000 E CentreTech Pky
    Aurora, CO 80011
  • 567 students | 2.90 Mi1681 S Dayton St
    Denver, CO 80247
  • 1,022 students | 3.50 Mi111 N. Havana Street
    Aurora, CO 80010
  • College America-Denver
    Private not-for-profit
    465 students | 6.30 Mi1385 S Colorado Blvd. 5th Floor
    Denver, CO 80222
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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.