Community College of Aurora

  • The Community College of Aurora takes education to a whole new level, combining solid theory with practical training. With this approach, CCA equips students with relevant learning for life that goes beyond the book. We take pride in knowing that our students graduate from cutting-edge programs ready to move to the next step in their lives, whether they transfer to a four-year institution or begin a new career.

School Highlights

Community College of Aurora serves 8,597 students (18% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 26:1 is higher than the state community college average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 69% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 45%.

Top Rankings

Community College of Aurora ranks among the top 20% of community colleges in Colorado for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 336 teachers has grown by 290% over five years.
Community College of Aurora(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie ClassificationAssociate's Colleges: High Transfer-High NontraditionalAssociates Colleges
Institution LevelAt least 2 but less than 4 yearsFour or more years
Institution ControlPublicPublic
Total Faculty336 staff87 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Community College of Aurora has grown by 12% over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 26:1 has decreased from 45:1 over five years.
The Community College of Aurora diversity score of 0.77 is more than the state average of 0.63. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment8,597 students1,461 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio26:115:1
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# Full-Time Students1,563 students556 students
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# Part-Time Students7,034 students905 students
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% American Indian/Alaskan
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1%
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% Asian
6%
3%
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% Hispanic
31%
25%
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% Black
17%
5%
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% White
31%
55%
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% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
6%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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Diversity Score0.770.63
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College Completion Rate
27%
52%
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Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)$35,900$33,300
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Tuition Cost and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,394 is less than the state average of $3,768. The in-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
The public out-state tuition of $12,692 is more than the state average of $10,421. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees$3,394$3,768
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Out-State Tuition Fees$12,692$10,421
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid68%87%
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Median Debt for Graduates$11,725$11,634
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Median Debt for Dropouts$5,500$5,500
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Source: 2020 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • The Community College of Aurora provides exciting new certificate choices in response to current workforce demands. We help students adapt to a bright new future by offering real life learning certificate programs in health care, sustainable energy technology, essential business skills, multimedia and web design, translation and interpretation, advanced computer technology, and more. Students obtain essential skills that prepare them to achieve their career goals, all at a great value. CCA faculty and staff are committed to creating an environment that is open, caring, and honest. Faculty are experienced and keep up-to-date on technological advancements and trends in their fields so that CCA curriculum is relevant and of the highest quality. CCA is a community where faculty take extra time to help dedicated students achieve success. Data show that when our students transfer to four-year schools, they earn higher grades than students who started college at those four-year institutions. We specialize in offering classes at convenient times and locations to meet students demanding schedules. CCA has hundreds of online, hybrid, and evening/weekend classes, as well as brand-new open entry classes that start every week. Our ExpressEd 10-week certificate programs are designed to retool employee skills or launch new careers quickly. Students may choose from more than 40 degrees and certificates in transfer and occupational education, and CCA's core classes are guaranteed to transfer to Colorado public colleges and universities. Our tuition and fees are nearly half of what students pay for the same education at a public or private university. CCA has two campuses located at Lowry and CentreTech Parkway. Our friendly and courteous staff are known for their outstanding customer service. Their efforts ease the stress that many new students feel when they start college straight out of high school or after a prolonged absence. When visiting with CCA advisors, students discover the most effective path for achieving their goals. Enrollment and registration staff help students navigate the computer system to get registered for classes. Financial aid counselors help students pursue possible scholarships and loans to help pay for their education. Friendly greeters show students where classrooms are at the beginning of each semester. Small class sizes, labs, and free tutoring support and enhance student learning. CCA's Career Center services guide and prepare students for successful employment. CCA is a unique global community with more than 100 countries represented in our student population, providing a rich educational experience and preparing students to compete in a global job market. Our community of students draws on the wealth of experience of fellow students who come from a variety of backgrounds and ages. The Community College of Aurora is accredited by the Commission of Institutions of Higher Education of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The college operates under the jurisdiction of the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System. CCA students regularly transfer credits to state colleges and universities. Transfer information is available for student use in the Advising Center, A102.

Nearby Schools

The nearest community college to Community College of Aurora is Concorde Career College-Aurora (3.4 miles away).
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Did You Know?
For Colorado public community colleges, the average tuition is approximately $3,768 per year for in-state students and $10,421 for out-of-state students. For private community colleges, the average yearly tuition is approximately $17,287 per year. Read more about average community college tuition costs across the country.

The average community college acceptance rate in Colorado is 72%. Read more about national community college acceptance rates.

Colorado community colleges have a diversity score of 0.63, which is lower than the national average of 0.71. The most diverse community college in Colorado is CollegeAmerica-Colorado Springs. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.