16000 E CentreTech Pky
Aurora, CO 80011
Top Ranked (2022-23): View Rankings
  • 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 7,835 students (17% of students are full-time).
The college's student:teacher ratio of 23:1 is higher than the state community college average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 66% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 43%.

Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,835 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,394
  • Out-state tuition: $12,692
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 66%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

Top Rankings

Community College of Aurora ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Colorado for:

School Overview

The teacher population of 336 teachers has grown by 100% over five years.
Community College of Aurora
(CO) Community College Avg.
Carnegie Classification
Associates Colleges
Associates Colleges
Institution Level
At least 2 but less than 4 years
At least 2 yrs but < 4 yrs
Institution Control
Public
Private, for profit
Total Faculty
336 staff
87 staff
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Student Body

The student population of Community College of Aurora has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The student:teacher ratio of 23:1 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 0.62. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment
7,835 students
723 students
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Student : Teacher Ratio
23:1
14:1
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# Full-Time Students
1,351 students
528 students
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# Part-Time Students
6,484 students
952 students
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# Enrollment Undergraduate
443 students
443 students
# Full-Time Undergraduate Students
1,351 students
431 students
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# Full-Time Graduate Students
n/a
31 students
# Part-Time Undergraduate Students
6,484 students
717 students
# Part-Time Graduate Students
n/a
1 students
Total Dormitory Capacity
n/a
370 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
1%
1%
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% Asian
6%
3%
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% Hispanic
27%
22%
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% Black
19%
5%
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% White
34%
57%
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% Hawaiian
n/a
1%
% Two or more races
5%
4%
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% Non Resident races
4%
2%
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% Unknown races
4%
5%
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This chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in CO.
Diversity Score
0.77
0.62
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in less than 4 years)
2.05%
1.52%
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College Completion Rate (Students who graduate in 4 years or more than 4 years)
n/a
2.61%
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years)
$35,900
$33,300
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Tuition and Acceptance Rate

The public in-state tuition of $3,394 is less than the state average of $3,735. 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 $10,371. The out-state tuition has declined by 8% over four years.
In-State Tuition Fees
$3,394
$3,735
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Out-State Tuition Fees
$12,692
$10,371
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% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid
64%
87%
This chart display the percent of students who is receiving some financial aid in Community College of Aurora and the percent of community college students who is receiving some financial aid in CO by year, with the latest 2020-21 school year data.
Median Debt for Graduates
$11,500
$11,000
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Median Debt for Dropouts
$5,500
$5,500
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Acceptance Rate
n/a
62%
Source: 2021 (or latest year available) Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) , School Administrators

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Community College of Aurora cost?

Community College of Aurora's tuition is approximately $3,394 for In-State students and $12,692 for Out-State students.

What is Community College of Aurora's ranking?

Community College of Aurora ranks among the top 20% of community college in Colorado for: Diversity in US community colleges, Average community college minority breakdown and Largest student body.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • Enrollment: 7,835 students
  • In-state tuition: $3,394
  • Out-state tuition: $12,692
  • Student:teacher ratio: 23:1
  • Minority enrollment: 66%
  • Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS)

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Arapahoe County, CO community colleges have a diversity score of 0.61, which is higher than the national average of 0.00. The most diverse community college in Arapahoe County, CO is Concorde Career College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.

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