Arapahoe Community College

  • Arapahoe Community College, founded in 1965 as Arapahoe Junior College, was the first two-year college in the Greater Denver Metropolitan area. The college grew out of a grassroots effort by Littleton residents who wanted to provide post-high school education in the area. In addition to the campus in Littleton, ACC has campuses in Parker and Castle Rock. In August 2019, ACC opened the ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus, a project between ACC, Colorado State University, and Douglas County School District.
School Highlights
  • Arapahoe Community College serves 19,427 students (27% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 39:1 is higher than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 48% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Arapahoe Community College is one of 6 community colleges within Arapahoe County, CO.
  • The nearest community college to Arapahoe Community College is Westwood College-Denver South (3.5 miles away).

Upcoming Events and News

  • ACC named to “Top Workplaces” List for 2019 by The Denver Post - 05/06/2019 - Arapahoe Community College has been named to The Denver Post`s Top Workplaces list for 2019.The award is based solely on employee feedback gathered through an anonymous third-party survey. This is ...morethe third time ACC has received this honor in the past five years (2015 and 2016). "ACC is thrilled to once again be recognized by The Denver Post as a Top Workplace," said ACC President Dr. Diana Doyle. "Our vision is to be the leader in community college education in the state of Colorado, and our faculty and staff embrace innovation, growth and excellence while creating an inclusive campus environment. We foster values and develop outcomes that are fundamental to personal and professional growth. ACC employees truly exemplify the spirit of teamwork." ACC is now hiring faculty, instructors and other positions at the Littleton and Parker campuses, as well as at the ACC Sturm Collaboration Campus, which will open in the fall of 2019.hide

Top Placements

Arapahoe Community College places among the top 20% of community colleges in Colorado for:

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 493 teachers has grown by 109% over five years.
Arapahoe Community College(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty493 staff40 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Arapahoe Community College has grown by 86% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 39:1 has decreased from 44:1 over five years.
  • The Arapahoe Community College diversity score of 0.55 is equal to the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 34% over five years.
Total Enrollment19,427 students1,643 students
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Student:Teacher Ratio39:136:1
# Full-Time Students5,313 students742 students
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# Part-Time Students14,114 students901 students
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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.
% American Indian/Alaskan
-
1%
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% Asian
3%
3%
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% Hispanic
14%
17%
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% Black
2%
5%
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% White
52%
64%
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% Two or more races
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3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
24%
6%
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Diversity Score0.550.55
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College Completion Rate
18%
36%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,200$33,100

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $10,710 is more than the state average of $3,657. The in-state tuition has grown by 293% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $18,300 is more than the state average of $10,359. The out-state tuition has grown by 72% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$10,710$3,657
Out-State Tuition Fees$18,300$10,359
Tuition NotesTuition Fees for 2019-2020 for 30 credit hours
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid62%89%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$11,000$11,730
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$4,500$5,139
Acceptance Rate100%69%

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.38 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Astronomy Club, Clay Club, Communications Club, Computer Club, Computer Repair Club, CRU, Cyber Security Club, Dance Club, Early Childhood Education Club, Elevate, Emergency Management Services Club, Game Design Guild, Gamers Club, Gay and Ready to Slay, Interior Design Club, Japanese Club, Jewelry Club, Makers Club, Motorsports Club, Multimedia Graphic Design Club, Music Technology Club, National Society of Leadership and Success, Outdoor Club, Paralegal Club, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, Photography Club, Physical Therapy Assistant Club, Running Club, SciQuest, Scrubs (pre-nursing), Seven Thunders, Skills USA, Spanish Club, Student Government, Student Veterans Association, Study Abroad Association, 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. ACC also offers a Bachelor's Degree Nursing and Bachelor's of Applied Science in Emergency Service Administration. 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 78%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity score of 0.55, which is lower than the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Colorado is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.