Everest College-Aurora

14280 East Jewell Ave
Aurora, CO 80012-5692
Tel: (303)745-6244
  • Our mission is to provide men and women of all ages with the practical skills, education and training needed to excel in their chosen fields.
School Highlights
  • Everest College-Aurora serves 328 students (78% of students are full-time).
  • The college's student:teacher ratio of 33:1 is lower than the state community college average of 36:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 74% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is more than the state average of 36%.
  • Everest College-Aurora is one of 7 community colleges within Arapahoe County, CO.
  • The nearest community college is Platt College-Aurora (2.20 miles away).

School Overview

  • The teacher population of 10 teachers has declined by 58% over five years.
Everest College-Aurora (CO) Community College Avg.
Institution Level At least 2 but less than 4 years At least 2 but less than 4 years
Institution Control Pivate, for profit Private, non-profit
Total Faculty 10 staff 48 staff
Everest College-Aurora Total Faculty (2007-2016)

Student Body

  • The student population of 328 has declined by 25% over five years.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 33:1 has increased from 27:1 over five years.
  • The school's diversity score of 0.75 is more than the state average of 0.55. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Total Enrollment 328 students 1,571 students
Everest College-Aurora Total Enrollment (2007-2016)
Student : Teacher Ratio 33:1 36:1
Everest College-Aurora Student Staff Ratio (2007-2016)
# Full-Time Students 255 students 670 students
Everest College-Aurora Full-Time Students (2007-2016)
# Part-Time Students 73 students 901 students
Everest College-Aurora Part-Time Students (2007-2016)
Everest College-Aurora Enrollment Breakdown CO All Enrollment Breakdown
% American Indian/Alaskan
Everest College-Aurora American Indian/Alaskan (2008-2016)
% Asian
Everest College-Aurora Asian (2008-2016)
% Hispanic
Everest College-Aurora Hispanic (2007-2016)
% Black
Everest College-Aurora Black (2007-2016)
% White
Everest College-Aurora White (2007-2016)
% Hawaiian
% Two or more races
Everest College-Aurora More (2011-2016)
% Unknown races
Everest College-Aurora Ethnicity Breakdown CO All Ethnic Groups Ethnicity Breakdown
Diversity ScoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. 0.75 0.55
Everest College-Aurora Diversity Score (2007-2016)
College Completion Rate
Everest College-Aurora Completion Rates for First-Time, Full-Time Students (2007-2015)
Average Graduate Earnings (10 Years) $27,900 $33,100
Everest College-Aurora Average and Median Earnings, Disaggregated by Student Subgroups (2008-2013)

Finances and Admission

  • The private state tuition of $15,000 is more than the state average of $14,642. The private state tuition has stayed relatively flat over four years.
Private State Tuition Fees $15,000 $14,642
Everest College-Aurora In-State Tuition Fees (2007-2015)
% Students Receiving Some Financial Aid 96% 89%
Everest College-Aurora % Students Receiving Some Financial Aid (2007-2016)
Median Debt for Graduates $9,500 $13,000
Everest College-Aurora Median debt for students who have completed (2007-2015)
Median Debt for Dropouts $4,750 $5,139
Everest College-Aurora Median debt for students who have not completed (2007-2015)
Acceptance Rate 72% 69%
Everest College-Aurora Percent Admitted (2007-2011)
Source: 2016 (or latest year available) IPEDS

School Notes

  • Parks College is a career-oriented institution offering a variety of occupational programs. The College engages in a partnership with students that provides practical academic and experiential educational opportunities. These opportunities prepare students for entry-level positions and continued career development. Our supportive and encouraging learning environment helps students develop self-sufficiency, leadership qualities and appreciation for lifelong learning. W.T. Parks founded the college in 1895 as Modern Business School. In 1923, the school was renamed Parks School of Business Administration. It was the only private business school in the Denver area to be accredited according to college and university standards. Throughout the years, the parent campus of Parks College moved to various locations in the greater Denver area. In response to a growing student body, the college settled into its current location in 1987. The school is located in the northern metropolitan town of Thornton, Colorado. The college became Parks Junior College until its name was changed in 1995 to Parks College. Parks College was renamed Everest College in 2006. Our programs emphasize real-world training that is tailored to meet the needs of potential employers. The fields of study focus on industries that offer solid, long-term career opportunities for graduates. Here at our campus, we maintain a well-defined program philosophy of providing a quality education that emphasizes practical skills; employ a highly skilled and dedicated faculty; and cater to students seeking a strong knowledge base and the experience needed to succeed in their chosen fields. Parks College is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to grant degrees and certificates.

Nearby Schools

  • College Location Mi. Students
  • Platt College-Aurora
    Pivate, for profit
    208 students | 2.20 Mi3100 South Parker Road
    Aurora CO  80014
  • 7,617 students | 2.70 Mi16000 E CentreTech Pky
    Aurora CO  80011
  • 489 students | 2.90 Mi1681 S Dayton St
    Denver CO  80247
  • 761 students | 3.50 Mi111 N. Havana Street
    Aurora CO  80010
  • CollegeAmerica-Denver
    Private, non-profit
    407 students | 6.30 Mi1385 S Colorado Blvd., 5th Floor
    Denver CO  80222
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Did You Know?
Arapahoe County, CO community colleges have a diversity scoreThe chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body. of 0.59, which is lower than the national average of 0.66. The most diverse community college in Arapahoe County, CO is Everest College-Aurora. Read more about community college diversity statistics in the USA.