Central Arizona College

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School Overview

Central Arizona College was established in 1969 and currently has five campuses and three centers in Pinal County. The main campus of the college is located in Coolidge. The college offers associates degrees and certificates.

General Information

Admission Office

8470 North Overfield Road

Coolidge, AZ 85228-9778

(520) 494-5260

(800) 237-9814

Fax: (520) 494-5083

Contact: James Moore

Director of Admission and Records
Main Address

8470 North Overfield Road

Coolidge, AZ 85228-9779

(520) 494-5444


Total undergrads: 5,665


Rural setting

Rural community (under 2,500)

Commuter campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: No

Online application fee: $null

Admissions Policies/Requirements

Special requirements for nursing programs.

College Majors

Agriculture & Related Sciences

Agricultural Business A,C
Farm/Ranch Management C

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General A
Arts – General A
Drama/Theater Arts A
Music – General A

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biology A

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,C
Administrative/Secretarial Services A,C
Business – General A
Business Administration/Management A,C
Hospitality/Recreation Marketing A
Information Processing/Data Entry A
Management Information Systems A

Communications & Journalism

Journalism A

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Programming – General A,C
Computer Programming – Specific Applications A
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,C
Data Processing Technology A

Construction Trades

Carpentry C
Masonry/Tile Setting C
Pipefitting C


Early Childhood Education A,C
Education – General A
Elementary Education A
Special Education A
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels A


Civil Engineering A
Engineering – General A
Engineering Mechanics A
Mechanical Engineering A

Engineering Technologies

Drafting and Design Technology C
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,C
Engineering/Industrial Management A
Manufacturing Technologies A

English Language & Literature

English Composition A
English Language & Literature – General A

Family & Consumer Sciences

Foods/Nutrition Studies C
Human Development/Family Studies A,C

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Emergency Medical Technology A,C
Medical Administrative Assistance A,C
Medical Assistance A,C
Medical Transcription A,C
Nursing (RN) A
Nursing – Practical C
Pharmacy Assistance A
Preveterinary Medicine A

Law & Legal Studies

Legal Administrative Assistance A,C

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Humanities A
Liberal Arts & Sciences A


Mathematics – General A

Mechanic & Repair Technologies

Auto Body Repair C
Automotive Technology A,C
Diesel Mechanics A,C
Industrial Equipment Maintenance/Repair A

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences A

Parks, Recreation & Fitness

Exercise Sciences A,C

Personal & Culinary Services

Culinary Arts/Related Services A,C

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A


Psychology – General A

Security & Protective Services

Corrections A,C
Criminal Justice Studies A
Fire Science/Firefighting A,C
Police Science C

Social Sciences

Criminology A
Social Sciences – General A

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.

Central Arizona College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (520) 494-5444
Website: www.centralaz.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Apply Online: fbrenderer-361.campusnet.net/#/renderer/22?lid=-1
Address: 8470 N Overfield Rd, Coolidge, AZ 85128-9030
Setting: Rural: Fringe
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 4,793
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): %
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 16 to 1
Distance Learning Programs: Yes
Distance Learning Students*: 1,141 (24% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Certificates, Associates

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $2,580
Out-of-state Tuition: $5,160
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 69%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $5,208

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

Central Arizona College Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Central Arizona College.

Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Agriculture, Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences 65
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 103
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 31
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 12
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 95
Construction Trades 6
Education 14
Engineering 3
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 84
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences 61
Health Professions and Related Programs 1712
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service 43
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 22
Mechanic and Repair Technologies/Technicians 51
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 1
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 22
Personal and Culinary Services 61
Physical Sciences 11
Precision Production 41
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Science Technologies/Technicians 11
Transportation and Materials Moving 31
Visual and Performing Arts 26
Grand total 10257

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Central Arizona 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 $2,580
Out-of-state $5,160
Books and supplies $1,600

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 409 69%
Grant or scholarship aid 399 67% $5,208
Student loan aid 63 11% $5,541

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 2,784 55% $3,712
Federal student loans 447 9% $5,319

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Central Arizona 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 Central Arizona 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

Central Arizona College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 4,793
Undergraduate enrollment 4,793
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

Central Arizona College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Higher Learning Commission

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Dietetics (DIETT) - Dietetic Technician Program
  • Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. ? May 6, 2013 Formerly: National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
    • Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs

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