Aims Community College

5401 W. 20th St.
Greeley, CO 80634
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Aims Community College Photo #1 - The 105,720-square-foot Welcome Center on the Greeley Campus offers ease of access to all student services in one central location. The north segment of the building features a 1,600-seat auditorium, 800-capacity ballroom, executive-level conference space, and outdoor patios with western views of the Front Range. The entire Welcome Center is designed to meet the needs of the next generation of students and our community.
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Aims Community College Photo #1 - The 105,720-square-foot Welcome Center on the Greeley Campus offers ease of access to all student services in one central location. The north segment of the building features a 1,600-seat auditorium, 800-capacity ballroom, executive-level conference space, and outdoor patios with western views of the Front Range. The entire Welcome Center is designed to meet the needs of the next generation of students and our community.
Aims Community College Photo #2 - The Aims Community College Fort Lupton location offers small class sizes, a beautiful campus and programs that will get you ready for your future. The Platte Building opened in 2013 to provide more classroom, laboratory and workshop space. The welding technology and agriculture degree programs are housed in this building, along with a community space for gathering.
Aims Community College Photo #3 - The Gateway Building on the Windsor Campus is a three-story, 38,000-square-foot structure that provides additional classrooms to support growth and add more general education courses. It will also house academic simulators for Criminal Justice, Fire Science, and Aviation programs.
Aims Community College Photo #4 - The Aims Community College Loveland campus is conveniently located right in the heart of downtown Loveland, Colorado. With a welcoming staff, dedicated faculty and small class sizes, students can expect to receive the skills and education they need for success. Part of Aims Community College since 1987, the Loveland campus is where students receive a high-quality and affordable education within a community culture atmosphere that celebrates diversity.
Aims Community College Photo #5 - Aims Flight Operations within the Aviation program take place at the Flight Training Center at the Northern Colorado Regional Airport along the I-25 corridor. Training at this location allows students to learn from experienced pilots and air traffic controllers in a commercial environment with a new remote air traffic control tower.
Aims Community College Photo #6 - The 10-acre Public Safety Institute is an inclusive and unique facility on the Windsor campus that houses the Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire Science, Police Academy and Criminal Justice programs. Students are offered multiple education opportunities in one central location, including general education classes so they can complete their degree requirements on site.
Aims Community College Photo #7 - The Applied Technology and Trades Center hosts the Construction Management, Computer Aided Drafting (CAD), Industrial Technology and Welding Technology programs. Designed with student input, the Center serves as a living lab, with a solar array generating power to the building and cutaway designs and open-ceiling design elements that allow students to see the mechanical, electrical, plumbing and other building systems at work.
  • Aims Community College empowers learners to achieve their academic and career goals by offering more than 200 degree and certificate programs. Since 1967, the college has established its presence in Northern Colorado with locations in Greeley, Fort Lupton, Windsor, and Loveland, as well as online. 
  • The mission of Aims is to provide knowledge, skills, and support services to advance the quality of life, economic vitality, and overall success of the diverse communities we serve. Aims emphasizes inclusivity, accessibility, student-focused learning, affordability, state-of-the-art facilities, and small class sizes.
  • On average, about 80% of our graduates find employment within 9 months after leaving Aims. Most of them are employed right here in Northern Colorado. More than half of our graduates continue on in their academic pursuits, many of whom transfer to a 4-year institution. We help as many students as we can graduate with little-to-no student debt; recent figures show only 9% of learners leave Aims with student debt.
  • Aims Community College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, an institutional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.  Aims Community College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and an Equal Opportunity Educational Institution.

School Highlights

Aims Community College serves 9,664 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 17:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 53% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 43%.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 9,664 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,762
  • Out-state tuition: $10,424
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

Top Rankings

Aims Community College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

Category
Attribute
Community Size

School Overview

The teacher population of 558 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Aims Community College
(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
Less than 2 yrs
Four or more years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
558 staff
80 staff
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Number of Programs Offered
200
29

Student Body

The student population of Aims Community College has grown by 45% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 12:1 over five years.
The Aims Community College diversity score of 0.56 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
9,664 students
2,187 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
3,092 students
687 students
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# Part-Time Students
5,991 students
1,500 students
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This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Aims Community College.
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
380 students
443 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
100 students
585 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
97 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
4,274 students
952 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
346 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
32%
23%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
47%
57%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
3%
4%
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% Non Resident races
n/a
2%
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% Unknown races
13%
4%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.56
0.62
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
35%
56%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Aims Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.68%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$34,700
$33,300
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Aims Community College and community college average graduate earnings (10 Years) of CO by year, disaggregated by student subgroups with the latest 2012-13 school year data.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,762 is less than the state average of $4,455. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,424 is less than the state average of $10,707. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,762
$4,455
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,424
$10,707
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Aims Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an out-of-state student of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
80%
87%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Aims Community College and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$7,725
$11,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Aims Community College and average median debt for community college students who have completed a certificate or degree in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Dropouts
$4,406
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Aims Community College and average median debt for community college students who have not completed a certificate or degree in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Acceptance Rate
100%
83%

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
19 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Agriculture Club, Aims Creative Writing Club, Aims Game Club, Chi Alpha, English Honor Society, Full Throttle Club, Future Educator Club, Hunger Free Student Advisory Council, Indigenous Student Inclusion Group, InterVarsity, LULAC - League of Latin American Citizens, Media Production Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), Program of Radiology Students at Aims, Student Nursing Association, Whiskey Tango Sierra - Warriors to Scholars Student Veterans Organizations, Women in Aviation

Arts and Music Programs:
Aims Community Theater Group
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

School Notes

The mission of Aims Community College is to provide knowledge, skills, and support services to advance the quality of life, economic vitality, and overall success of the diverse communities we serve. The college values include:
  • Authenticity & Truthfulness
  • Community
  • Equity & Professional Respect
  • Inclusiveness
  • Performance Excellence & Effectiveness
Life at Aims is more than students taking classes. It's where connections are made, and potential is reached.

The Student Life Department at Aims provides high-impact co-curricular programs designed to help you maximize the student experience. The Student Life Office offers support and growth experiences through a variety of educational, social and multicultural activities. Aims students can participate in student leadership activities through student clubs, the Student Government Association (SGA), the Campus Activities and Planning Board (CAP), the Hunger Free Campus Student Advisory Council, and much more.
Profile last updated: 01/26/2024

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Aims Community College cost?
Aims Community College's tuition is approximately $2,762 for In-State students and $10,424 for Out-State students.
What is the acceptance rate of Aims Community College?
The acceptance rate of Aims Community College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 83%.
What is Aims Community College's ranking?
Aims Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Colorado for: Largest student body and Least debt for graduating students.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Enrollment: 9,664 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,762
  • Out-state tuition: $10,424
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 53%
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,455 per year for in-state students and $10,707 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $16,261 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Colorado is 74%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity score of 0.62, which is lower than the national average of 0.70. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Colorado Heights University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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