Arapahoe Community College

5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80160-9002
Tel: 3037974222
  • Dream of a better life. Of an associate degree and beyond. Whatever your goals and interests may be, ACC can help you Move Mountains. We offer over 90 degrees and certificates to get you started on a path to a new career, whether you are looking for your first job or a career change. Or maybe this is just the beginning of your educational journey. We work with four-year institutions around the state to provide easy transfer options.
School Highlights
  • Arapahoe Community College serves 9,644 students (20% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 41:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 35% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 36%.
  • Arapahoe Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Arapahoe County, CO.
  • The nearest community college is Westwood College-Denver South (3.50 miles away).
  • Marks wins 2017 NKBA bath design student competition - 11/28/2017 - The National Kitchen & Bath Association (NKBA) has announced the winners of its 2017 Student Design Competition
  • Higher Learning Commission continues ACC's Accreditation - 03/27/2017 - The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) has continued Arapahoe Community College`s accreditation with the next Reaffirmation of Accreditation in 2026-27.Peer reviewers trained in HLC`s standards visited ACC in October 2016 to evaluate the College`s demonstration ...more
  • Pentony receives Hurst Review NCLEX Scholarship from PTK - 12/01/2017 - Arapahoe Community College student Ashton Pentony has been selected as one of 10 nationwide winners of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society`s prestigious Hurst Review NCLEX Scholarship.

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 235 teachers has grown by 17% over five years.
Arapahoe Community College(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty235 staff48 staff
Arapahoe Community College Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 9,644 has stayed relatively flat over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.51 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 25% over five years.
Total Enrollment9,644 students1,571 students
Arapahoe Community College Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio41:136:1
Arapahoe Community College Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students1,926 students670 students
Arapahoe Community College Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students7,718 students901 students
Arapahoe Community College Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Arapahoe Community College Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Arapahoe Community College American Indian/Alaskan (2007-2016)
% Asian
Arapahoe Community College Asian (2007-2016)
% Hispanic
Arapahoe Community College Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Arapahoe Community College Black (2007-2016)
% White
Arapahoe Community College White (2007-2016)
% Two or more races
Arapahoe Community College More (2011-2016)
% Non Resident races
Arapahoe Community College Non Resident (2009-2016)
% Unknown races
Arapahoe Community College Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity Score0.510.55
Arapahoe Community College Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Arapahoe Community College Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,200$33,100
Arapahoe Community College Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,270 is less than the state average of $4,109. The in-state tuition has declined by 16% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $8,998 is less than the state average of $10,273. The out-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,270$4,109
Arapahoe Community College In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,998$10,273
Arapahoe Community College Out-State Tuition Fees (2007-2016)
Tuition NotesTuition Fees for 15
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid62%89%
Arapahoe Community College % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates$11,000$13,000
Arapahoe Community College Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts$4,500$5,139
Arapahoe Community College Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.31 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Astronomy Club, Bee Keeping Club, Book Club, Clay Club, Computer Club, CRU, Cyber Security Club, Dance Club, Early Childhood Education Club, Elevate, Gamers Club, History Club, Interior Design Club, Japanese Club, Jewelry Club, Journalism Club, Motorsports Club, Music Technology Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Paralegal Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Photography Club, Physical Therapy Assistant Club, Ski Club, Spanish Club, Student Government, Student Veterans Association, Study Abroad Association, Sustainability Club, Transfer Club, Writers Studio Clu
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

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. 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.

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Did You Know?
For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $4,109 per year for in-state students and $10,273 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,389 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.67. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.