8470 N Overfield Rd
Coolidge, AZ 85128
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 4,076 students (29% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 8:1 is lower than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 58% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 55%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,076 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,400
  • Out-state tuition: $10,440
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 58%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Central Arizona College ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Arizona for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 497 teachers has grown by 146% over five years.
Central Arizona College
(AZ) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control
Public
Public
Total Faculty
497 staff
296 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Central Arizona College has declined by 31% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 8:1 has decreased from 29:1 over five years.
The Central Arizona College diversity score of 0.70 is more than the state average of 0.67. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
4,076 students
3,327 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,181 students
1,301 students
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# Part-Time Students
2,895 students
3,091 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
343 students
343 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,181 students
1,301 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
7 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
2,895 students
3,091 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
11 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
250 students
250 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
3%
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% Asian
1%
3%
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% Hispanic
34%
34%
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% Black
7%
6%
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% White
42%
45%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
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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
6%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.70
0.67
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
3.35%
3.35%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
3.28%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$31,100
$32,100
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $2,400 is more than the state average of $1,844. The in-state tuition has declined by 6% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $10,440 is more than the state average of $7,206. The out-state tuition has declined by 5% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$2,400
$1,844
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$10,440
$7,206
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
91%
79%
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Median Debt for Graduates
$10,308
$9,500
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,755
$4,750
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
100%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Central Arizona College cost?

Central Arizona College's tuition is approximately $2,400 for In-State students and $10,440 for Out-State students.

What is Central Arizona College's ranking?

Central Arizona College ranks among the top 20% of community college in Arizona for: Diversity in US community colleges and Percent of students receiving financial aid.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 4,076 students
  • In-state tuition: $2,400
  • Out-state tuition: $10,440
  • Student:teacher ratio: 8:1
  • Minority enrollment: 58%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Did You Know?

For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,844 per year for in-state students and $7,206 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $13,065 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity score of 0.67, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Arizona is Bryan University. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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