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 5,937 students (32% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 29:1 is lower than the state community college average of 39:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 47% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is less than the state average of 48%.
  • Central Arizona College is the only community colleges within Pinal County, AZ.
  • The nearest community college to Central Arizona College is Chandler-Gilbert Community College (24.7 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 202 teachers has grown by 9% over five years.
Central Arizona College(AZ) Community College Avg.
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsAt least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution ControlPublicPrivate, non-profit
Total Faculty202 staff66 staff

Student Body

  • The student population of Central Arizona College has declined by 17% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 29:1 has stayed the same over five years.
  • The Central Arizona College diversity score of 0.64 is less than the state average of 0.65. The school's diversity has grown by 10% over five years.
Total Enrollment5,937 students6,476 students
Student:Teacher Ratio29:139:1
# Full-Time Students1,925 students1,336 students
# Part-Time Students4,012 students5,140 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
400337
% American Indian/Alaskan
5%
4%
% Asian
2%
3%
% Hispanic
27%
27%
% Black
6%
6%
% White
53%
52%
% Two or more races
2%
2%
% Unknown races
5%
5%
Diversity Score0.640.65
College Completion Rate (Year 2015)
18%
18%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$31,100$31,100

Finances and Admission

  • The public in-state tuition of $2,400 is more than the state average of $1,830. The in-state tuition has grown by 14% over four years.
  • The public out-state tuition of $10,440 is more than the state average of $7,111. The out-state tuition has grown by 11% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$2,400$1,830
Out-State Tuition Fees$10,440$7,111
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid73%81%
Median Debt for Graduates (Year 2015)$9,993$9,500
Median Debt for Dropouts (Year 2015)$5,014$5,022
Source: 2016 (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

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Did You Know?
For Arizona public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $1,830 per year for in-state students and $7,111 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $15,559 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

Arizona community colleges have a diversity score of 0.65, which is equal to the national average of 0.65. The most diverse community college in Arizona is The Refrigeration School. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.