Arapahoe Community College

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School Overview

Arapahoe Community College is located in Littleton, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. Also known as ACC, it enrolls more than 18,000 non-credit and credit students every year. ACC is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

ACC students can pursue a degree or certification in more than one hundred fields of study. The college hosts the Great Books Program, in which students earn certification that is accepted by many four-year universities. The Great Books Program is endorsed by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Arapahoe was founded in 1965 as Arapahoe Junior College. It was the very first community college in the Denver metropolitan area. Today the college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

General Information

Admission Office

PO Box 9002

5900 South Santa Fe Drive

Littleton, CO 80160-9002

(303) 797-5621

Fax: (303) 797-5970

Contact: Darcy Briggs-Jackson

Director of Admissions and Records
Main Address

5900 South Santa Fe Drive

Littleton, CO 80160-9002

(303) 797-4222

Total undergrads: 7,216

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,002

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,250


Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Allied health, nursing, automotive, legal assistant, and law enforcement programs require interviews and/or test scores.

College Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Graphic Design A,C
Interior Design A,C

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting Technology A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Banking/Financial Services A,C
Business – General C
Hospitality Administration/Management A
International Business A
Management Information Systems A
Marketing Management A,C
Office Management A,C
Real Estate C
Sales/Selling Skills A,C

Communications Technologies

Communications Technologies – General A,C

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Networking/Telecommunications A,C
Data Entry Applications A
Networking/LAN/WAN Management A,C
Web/Multimedia Design A,C

Construction Trades

Building Construction Inspection A
Construction Trades – General A,C

Engineering Technologies

Architectural Engineering Technology A,C
Civil Engineering/Technology C
Computer Engineering A
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Engineering Technology – General A,C
Manufacturing Technologies A,C

Family & Consumer Sciences

Child Development A

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technology A
Emergency Medical Technology C
Medical Office Administration A,C
Medical Records Technology A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Nursing Assistance C
Occupational Therapy Assistance A
Pharmacy Assistance C
Physical Therapy Assistance A

Law & Legal Studies

Paralegal/Legal Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Automotive Technology A,C

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Health/Physical Fitness A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Funeral Services/Mortuary Science A

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration A,C
Police Science C

Degrees, certificates and diplomas for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Arapahoe Community College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (303) 797-4222
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Apply Online:
Address: 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO 80160-9002
Setting: Suburb: Large
Campus Housing: No

Students & Programs

Student Population: 12,759
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 23 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 8,323 (65% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $3,921
Out-of-state Tuition: $15,009
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 53%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,731

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Arapahoe Community College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Arapahoe Community College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 94
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 43
Construction Trades 11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 65
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 21
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 1
Health Professions and Related Programs 1361
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 211
Legal Professions and Studies 11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 13
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 21
Personal and Culinary Services 12
Science Technologies/Technicians 1
Visual and Performing Arts 45
Grand total 50362

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Arapahoe Community College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $3,921
Out-of-state $15,009
Books and supplies $2,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 217 53%
Grant or scholarship aid 155 38% $5,731
Student loan aid 115 28% $5,346

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,737 15% $6,394
Federal student loans 1,539 13% $5,888

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Arapahoe Community College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Arapahoe Community College students.

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Arapahoe Community College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 12,759
Undergraduate enrollment 12,759
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Arapahoe Community College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
  • American Board of Funeral Service Education, Committee on Accreditation
    • Funeral Service Education (FUSER) - Institutions and programs awarding diplomas, associate degrees and bachelor's degrees
  • American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
    • Physical Therapy (PTA) - Programs for the physical therapist assistant

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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