CCA is an accredited community college with campuses in Aurora and Denver Colorado

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IR)


The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness (IR) at the Community College of Aurora (CCA) is a dynamic, responsive office supporting data and assessment needs across the college and promoting evidence-based decision making to improve overall institutional effectiveness.


The Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness is responsive to the research and assessment needs of multiple constituents across the college.  Staff members collaborate with Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, Fiscal Affairs, and other programs and administrative offices to achieve CCA's strategic goals and the goals of college units.  The office:

  • Creates reports and conducts research studies for external and internal constituencies
  • Builds and maintains applications allowing greater use of available data and resources
  • Works with faculty and other offices to assess student learning outcomes across the college
  • Links CCA to external research resources and partners
  • Provides training in research-related skills and promotes the use of data in decision making
  • Verifies the accuracy of data used across the college

IR Staff

Current Semester: Fall 2014 (Data Preliminary as of Fall Census Day, September 18, 2014)

Total Headcount: 7,587

Headcount of Concurrent Enrollment Students: 1,814  (These are high school students taking college courses at their high schools)
Average Age of Concurrent Enrollment Students: 16.4
Concurrent Students--Percent Minority Enrollment: 54%
Concurrent Enrollment Students--Percent Full-Time Enrollment: 3% 
Concurrent Enrollment Students make up 24% of our Fall 2014 Headcount

Headcount of Students on College Campuses: 5,773
Average Age of Students on College Campuses: 28.5
Students on College Campuses--Percent Minority Enrollment: 56%
Students on College Campuses--Percent Full-Time Enrollment: 27%
Students on College Campuses make up 76% of our Fall 2014 Headcount

CCA has 82 ASCENT students enrolled in Fall 2014; these are high school students who are completing both their High School Diploma and Associate's Degree in a five-year program.

CCA Data

To learn more about CCA and our student body, please explore the following Links:

CCA Institutional Profile
These are the Common Data Set files for CCA.

Enrollment Summaries
You can see profiles of our students and trends of our enrollments in these files.

IR Presentations

Diversity Data on CCA Students, Faculty, and Staff
Power Point slides from Presentation to the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council on December 12, 2014

IR Presentation on Effects of Concurrent Enrollment Students On Enrollment Trends
All-College Meeting power-point slide show from November 12, 2014.

IR Presentation on Graduation Trends
All-College Meeting power-point slide show from November 12, 2014.

Data on CCA's Service Area and the City of Aurora

City of Aurora Data
2014 Data from the City of Aurora Department of Planning

CCA Service Area Description and Map
CCA Service Area Demographics
Information on the service area for the Community College of Aurora

Community College System and State Reports

Colorado Community College System (CCCS) Reports
Reports on all 13 CCCS colleges, including CCA

Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE)
Explore data and research on all Colorado Postsecondary Institutions, including CCA

Note: Many of the files available for download are PDFs.  You can download the current version of the Adobe Acrobat Reader that will allow you to open and read these files by clicking here.

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