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

www.arapahoe.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 7,216

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,002

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,250

Setting

Suburban setting

Large town (10,000 – 49,999)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:
Associate

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
Website:www.arapahoe.edu
Type of School:2-year, Public
Apply Online:https://grails.cccs.edu/onlineApplication/login/auth?school=ACC
Address:5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO 80160-9002
Setting:21
Campus Housing:No

Students & Programs

Student Population:10,261
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:20 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:6,344 (62% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$3,493
Out-of-state Tuition:$13,693
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:56%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$4,674

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Arapahoe Community College Programs

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services84
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs11
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services43
Construction Trades11
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields64
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics1
Health Professions and Related Programs106
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service21
Legal Professions and Studies11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities3
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians21
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies21
Personal and Culinary Services11
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Visual and Performing Arts44
Grand total4532

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

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

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services42
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services21
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields11
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities3
Visual and Performing Arts2
Grand total108

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 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 Fees2016-2017
In-state$3,493
Out-of-state$13,693
Books and supplies$1,800

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$0
Out-of-state$0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid21756%
Grant or scholarship aid21756%$4,674
Student loan aid11630%$3,468

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid4,53445%$4,595
Federal student loans2,58826%$3,875

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.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants000
Percent admitted%%%
Percent admitted who enrolled%%%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
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 2017

Total Enrollment10,261
Undergraduate enrollment10,261
Graduate enrollment0

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 North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The 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. CollegeAtlas.org 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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