Arapahoe Community College

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School Highlights
  • Arapahoe Community College serves 19,427 students (27% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 27:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 34% 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 to Arapahoe Community College is Westwood College-Denver South (3.5 miles away).

School News

  • An Acknowledgment and Commitment to Anti-Racist Practices - 06/18/2020 - We are devastated by the recent tragedies of police brutality towards Black persons. We stand strongly against not just the act of police brutality but underlying afflictions also known as ...moresystemic racism. We know that these are not just isolated incidents and recognize that racism permeates not only in the criminal justice system but in economics, housing, health care, and even our own system of higher education. hide
  • ACC receives $150K Community Partner Program Displaced Workers Grant from COSI - 06/17/2020 - Arapahoe Community College has been awarded a $150,000 Community Partner Program (CPP) Displaced Workers Grant from the Colorado Opportunity Scholarship Initiative (COSI). The grant will be used specifically to fund ...morea position and provide resources focused on enrolling, supporting and graduating at least 150 displaced workers who may have lost their job due to the COVID-19 pandemic. hide

Top Placements

Arapahoe Community College places 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 ClassificationBaccalaureate / Associates CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty707 staff40 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Arapahoe Community College has grown by 86% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 27:1 has decreased from 39:1 over five years.
  • The Arapahoe Community College diversity score of 0.54 is less than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has grown by 31% over five years.
Total Enrollment19,427 students1,643 students
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Student:Teacher Ratio27:136:1
# 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
4%
3%
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% Hispanic
15%
17%
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% Black
3%
5%
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% White
66%
64%
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% Two or more races
4%
3%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
5%
6%
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Diversity Score0.540.55
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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 $2,325 is less than the state average of $3,657. The in-state tuition has declined by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $9,438 is less than the state average of $10,359. The out-state tuition has declined by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,325$3,657
Out-State Tuition Fees$9,438$10,359
Tuition NotesTuition for 2020-2021 for 15 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 Club
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.