Arapahoe Community College

  • 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 to Arapahoe Community College is Westwood College-Denver South (3.5 miles away).

Top Placements

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

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 235 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Arapahoe Community College(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate of Arts CollegesBaccalaureate / Associates Colleges
Institution LevelLess than 2 yrsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty235 staff40 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Arapahoe Community College has declined by 7% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 41:1 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 Enrollment9,644 students1,643 students
Student:Teacher Ratio41:136:1
# Full-Time Students1,926 students742 students
# Part-Time Students7,718 students901 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
% 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 2015-16 school year data.
% Hispanic
14%
17%
% Black
3%
5%
% White
65%
64%
% Two or more races
4%
3%
% Non Resident races
1%
1%
% Unknown races
8%
6%
Diversity Score0.550.55
This chart display the diversity score of Arapahoe Community College and the community college average diversity score of CO by year, with the latest 2015-16 school year data.
College Completion Rate
18%
36%
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 2014-15 school year data.
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$39,200$33,100

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,270 is less than the state average of $3,657. 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 $10,359. The out-state tuition has declined by 15% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,270$3,657
Out-State Tuition Fees$8,998$10,359
Tuition NotesTuition Fees for 15
% 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

Extracurriculars

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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