Arapahoe Community College

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School Highlights

Arapahoe Community College serves 10,716 students (20% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 15:1 is lower than the state community college average of 30:1.
Minority enrollment is 32% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 43%.

Top Rankings

Arapahoe Community College ranks among the top 20% of community colleges 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 ClassificationAssociates CollegesAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, for profit
Total Faculty707 staff54 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Arapahoe Community College has grown by 15% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 15:1 has decreased from 46:1 over five years.
The Arapahoe Community College diversity score of 0.52 is less than the state average of 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment10,716 students1,530 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio15:130:1
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# Full-Time Students2,155 students670 students
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# Part-Time Students8,561 students860 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
15%
21%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
68%
57%
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
3%
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% Unknown races
4%
6%
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Diversity Score0.520.62
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College Completion Rate
26%
40%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,200$33,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,476 is less than the state average of $4,586. The in-state tuition has declined by 9% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $9,439 is less than the state average of $10,832. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,476$4,586
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Out-State Tuition Fees$9,439$10,832
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Tuition NotesTuition for 2021-2022 for 15 credit hours
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid62%84%
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Median Debt for Graduates$10,000$10,940
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Median Debt for Dropouts$4,823$5,500
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Acceptance Rate100%87%

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.21 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Astronomy Club, Clay Club, Concurrent Enrollment Club, CRU, Cyber Security Club, Dance Club, Early Childhood Education Club, Elevate, Emergency Management Services Club, Music Technology 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, Student Veterans Association, Study Abroad Association, Transfer Club, Writers Studio Club
Source: 2019 (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. 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.

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Did You Know?
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The average community college acceptance rate in Colorado is 87%. 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 0.73. The most diverse community college in Colorado is CollegeAmerica-Denver. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.