Central Arizona College

  • Central Arizona College provides a vibrant environment centered on learning and learner success. Our diverse college community values the power of innovation, continuous quality improvement and the contribution of the individual. Our commitment is to act as a catalyst for economic and cultural vibrancy and to inspire individuals to pursue their unique goals.

School Highlights

Central Arizona College serves 4,793 students (32% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 10:1 is lower than the state community college average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 62% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 57%.

School Overview

The teacher population of 497 teachers has grown by 176% over five years.
Central Arizona College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-Mixed Traditional/NontraditionalAssociate's Colleges: Mixed Transfer/Vocational & Technical-Mixed Traditional/Nontraditional
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty497 staff202 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Central Arizona College has declined by 19% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 10:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Central Arizona College diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.68. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment4,793 students5,548 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio10:116:1
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# Full-Time Students1,557 students1,283 students
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# Part-Time Students3,236 students4,265 students
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Total Dormitory Capacity
250 students250 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
4%
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% Asian
2%
3%
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% Hispanic
37%
36%
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% Black
6%
5%
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% White
38%
43%
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% Hawaiian
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% Two or more races
4%
4%
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% Non Resident races
1%
1%
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% Unknown races
7%
4%
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Diversity Score0.710.68
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College Completion Rate
21%
22%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$32,100
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,400 is less than the state average of $3,368. The in-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,440 is more than the state average of $8,322. The out-state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,400$3,368
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Out-State Tuition Fees$10,440$8,322
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid69%79%
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Median Debt for Graduates$9,169$9,399
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Median Debt for Dropouts$6,244$4,750
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Central Arizona College provides a vibrant environment centered on learning and learner success. Our diverse college community values the power of innovation, continuous quality improvement and the contribution of the individual. Our commitment is to act as a catalyst for economic and cultural vibrancy and to inspire individuals to pursue their unique goals.Central Arizona College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools and a participant of the Higher Learning Commission's Academic Quality Improvement Program.Central currently offers more than 50 university transfer programs and nearly 90 occupational and technical degrees and certificates, with many courses available online and on nights and weekends.The University Center, located at the Signal Peak campus, has been established by Central Arizona College as a means of providing Pinal County residents local, direct access to upper division programs and advanced degrees. This will be accomplished through the development of one or more partnerships with both private and public universities that will provide bachelor's degrees, master's degrees and continuing professional studies at the University Center. The two-story center has state-of-the-art multi-media capabilities, including interactive television classrooms.Other programs includes GED Classes and Testing, Tech Prep for High School Students, English as a Second Language and others special programs.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Central Arizona College is Chandler-Gilbert Community College (24.8 miles away).
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  • 15,585 students | 24.80 Mi2626 E Pecos Rd
    Chandler, AZ 85225
    (480) 732-7000
    24.8015,585
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    Private, for profit
    12 students | 32.10 Mi875 W. Elliot Road Suite 206
    Tempe, AZ 85284
    (480) 898-7000
    32.1012
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    Tempe, AZ 85284
    (480) 834-1000
    32.10n/a
  • 20,351 students | 32.30 Mi1833 W Southern Ave
    Mesa, AZ 85202
    (480) 461-7000
    32.3020,351
  • 856 students | 33.10 Mi957 S. Dobson Road
    Mesa, AZ 85202
    (480) 644-0267
    33.10856
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For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,368 per year for in-state students and $8,322 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $14,771 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity score of 0.68, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Arizona is CollegeAmerica-Flagstaff. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.