• Undecided about college? Who isn`t? Stay close to home and find your path at ACC. We have three campuses in Littleton, Castle Rock and online. We`re flexible. Online, in-class, or a mixture of both, we have options that will meet your needs for work, family and school. You will advance your education, and with ACC`s transfer agreements, you can move on to your dream school or quickly earn a certificate and learn job-ready skills for high-demand careers. We will welcome you to the ACC family and support you every step of the way with advising, tutoring, and career resources.

School Highlights

Arapahoe Community College serves 11,778 students (18% 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 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 11,778 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,346
  • Out-state tuition: $9,627
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Verified school update

School News

  • ACC Celebrates Inaugural Class of CHCC Academy - 11/16/2022
    Arapahoe Community College (ACC) and the Community College of Denver (CCD) are proud to announce that 152 students successfully completed the inaugural Colorado Health Careers Collaborative (CHCC) Academy, a program ...moreproviding a seamless pathway from education to employment for Colorado high school and college students who aspire to embark upon careers in the healthcare industry. hide
  • Board of Douglas County Commissioners Invests $2.2M in ACC - 11/08/2022
    The Board of Douglas County Commissioners has invested over $2.2 million of the County`s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds in Arapahoe Community College`s (ACC) talent development training, programming, and ...moreservices expansion at the Douglas County School District`s Legacy Innovation Campus in Lone Tree. hide

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

The teacher population of 707 teachers has grown by 200% over five years.
Arapahoe Community College
(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
707 staff
87 staff
This chart display total faculty of Arapahoe Community College and community college average number of faculty in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Student Body

The student population of Arapahoe Community College has declined by 5% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 17:1 has increased from 15:1 over five years.
The Arapahoe Community College diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
11,778 students
723 students
This chart display the total enrollment of Arapahoe Community College and community college average number of enrollment of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Student : Teacher Ratio
17:1
14:1
This chart display the student staff ratio of Arapahoe Community College and community college average student staff ratio of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Students
2,142 students
528 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time students enrollment of Arapahoe Community College and average number of community college Full-time students enrollment of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Part-Time Students
9,646 students
952 students
This chart display the total number of Part-time students enrollment of Arapahoe Community College and average number of community college Part-time students enrollment of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
This chart display the Full-time students and Part-time students enrollment breakdown of Arapahoe Community College.
This chart display community college average Full-Time students and Part-Time students enrollment breakdown of CO.
# Enrollment Undergraduate
638 students
443 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
11,788 students
431 students
This chart display the total number of Full-time undergraduate students enrollment of Arapahoe Community College and average number of community college Full-time undergraduate  students enrollment of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
31 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
8,783 students
717 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
370 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
n/a
1%
This chart display the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan students in Arapahoe Community College and the percentage of American Indian/Alaskan community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
% Asian
4%
3%
This chart display the percentage of Asian students in Arapahoe Community College and the percentage of Asian community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hispanic
14%
22%
This chart display the percentage of Hispanic students in Arapahoe Community College and the percentage of Hispanic community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Black
3%
5%
This chart display the percentage of Black students in Arapahoe Community College and the percentage of Black community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% White
68%
57%
This chart display the percentage of White students in Arapahoe Community College and the percentage of White community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
5%
4%
This chart display the percentage of Two or more races students in Arapahoe Community College and the percentage of Two or more races community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Non Resident races
1%
2%
This chart display the percentage of Non Resident students in Arapahoe Community College and the percentage of Non Resident community college students in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
% Unknown races
4%
5%
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Arapahoe Community College.
This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.51
0.62
This chart display the diversity score of Arapahoe Community College and the community college average diversity score of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
26%
40%
This chart display completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of Arapahoe Community College and community college average completion rates for First-Time of Full-time students of CO by year, with the latest 2017-18 school year data.
College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
2.93%
2.61%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$39,200
$33,300
This chart display average graduate earnings (10 Years) of Arapahoe 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 $2,346 is less than the state average of $3,735. The in-state tuition has declined by 13% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,627 is less than the state average of $10,371. The out-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,346
$3,735
This chart display tuition fees for an in-state student of Arapahoe Community College and the public community college average tuition fees for an in-state student of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Out-State Tuition Fees
$9,627
$10,371
This chart display tuition fees for an out-of-state student of Arapahoe 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.
Tuition Notes
Tuition for 2022-2023 for 15 credit hours in person courses, does not include fees
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
62%
87%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Arapahoe 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
$13,050
$11,000
This chart display median debt for students who have completed a certificate or degree in Arapahoe 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
$5,500
$5,500
This chart display median debt for students who have not completed a certificate or degree in Arapahoe 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%
62%
This chart display the percent admitted of Arapahoe Community College and the community college average percent admitted of CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
15 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
American Chemical Society, Astronomy Club, Board Game Club, Elevate, Jewelry Club, Journalism Club, Meditation Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Peer Nurse Mentoring Experience, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Physical Therapy Assistant Club, Space Grant Teams, STEM Club, Student Government, Writers Studio Club
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

School Notes

  • ACC is an innovative, learning-centered community college. With more than 50 years of service to our community and locations in LIttleton, Parker and Castle Rock, our highly qualified and dedicated faculty and staff assure your success. We offer more than 90 Degrees and Certificates ranging from computer science, automotive technology, mortuary science, nursing, interior design and criminal justice. ACC also offers a Bachelor's Degree Nursing, Bachelor's of Applied Science in Emergency Service Administration and a Bachelor's of Applied Science in Advanced Parametic Practitioner. We also have a collaborative partnership with Colorado State University at our Sturm Collaboration Campus where you can acheive Bachelor's Degrees in Accounting, Cybersecurity and Secure Software. Start at ACC and Move Mountains Anywhere!  After achieving your Associate Degree, you can go directly into the workforce or transfer your credits to complete your Bachelor's Degree at a Colorado 4-year Institution.  ACC will help you with every step.
Profile last updated: 11/16/2022

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Arapahoe Community College cost?

Arapahoe Community College's tuition is approximately $2,346 for In-State students and $9,627 for Out-State students.

What is the acceptance rate of Arapahoe Community College?

The acceptance rate of Arapahoe Community College is 100%, which is higher than the state average of 62%.

What is Arapahoe Community College's ranking?

Arapahoe Community College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Colorado for: Least expensive tuition, Largest student body, Highest graduate earnings (10 years post graduation) and Highest completion rates.

Recent Articles

Careers: Marine Biologist
Careers: Marine Biologist
Combine underwater adventures with scientific discoveries and crystal blue waters, and you may have a dream career as a marine biologist. Learn about how you can start your marine biology training right at community college!
Cursing in the Classroom: Professor Ousted for Swearing
Cursing in the Classroom: Professor Ousted for Swearing
In a Hawaii community college philosophy course, a professor used profanity to get students' attention and inspire independent thought, but the efforts may have backfired.
Why Community Colleges Will Soon Be Accepting High School Sophomores
Why Community Colleges Will Soon Be Accepting High School Sophomores
The next wave of community college students may just be high school sophomores. Learn about the new program that allows high school sophomores to graduate at 10th grade and proceed directly to community colleges.

Quick Stats (2023)

  • Enrollment: 11,778 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,346
  • Out-state tuition: $9,627
  • Acceptance Rate: 100%
  • Student:teacher ratio: 17:1
  • Minority enrollment: 32%
  • Source: Verified school update

Did You Know?

Arapahoe County, CO community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Arapahoe County, CO is Concorde Career College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

Quick Links