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

Fact Sheet

  • Annual Enrollment: 12,780

• Full-time = 17%
• Part-time = 83%
• Male = 43%
• Female = 57%

  • Diversity

• Students from five continents and more than 60 countries
• African American = 26%
• American Indian = 2%
• Asian = 7%
• Hispanic/Latino = 18%
• White/Non-Hispanic = 41%

ESL Student Diversity

  • Faculty

• Full-Time: 48
• Adjunct: 345
• Student to Faculty Ratio: 22:1

  • Signature Programs and Degrees

• Translation and Interpretation
• Colorado Film School
Integrated Nursing Pathways
• Center for Simulation
     • Emergency Medical Provider
     • Fire Science Technology
     • Police Academy

• When you earn your associate degree in a designated field of study, and complete the requirements for admission, you can transfer to a public Colorado college or university as a junior in that field.
     • A.A. in Anthropology
     • A.A. in Early Childhood Education
     • A.A. in Economics
     • A.A. in Elementary Education
     • A.A. in History
     • A.A. in Political Science
     • A.A. in Psychology
     • A.A. in Sociology
     • A.A. in Spanish
     • A.S. in Business
     • A.S. in Engineering
     • A.S. in Mathematics
     • A.S. in Psychology

  • Cost of Tuition

• Residents who qualify for in-state tuition pay only $403.34 for a 3-credit class after the Colorado College Opportunity Fund (COF) stipend is applied.
     • Total tuition & fees for a 3-credit class: $595.34 minus $192 (COF) = $403.34*
     * Non-residents (not eligible for COF) pay $1,516 for a 3-credit class. Note: Tuition and fees and COF stipend are subject to change pending final approval by the State Board. 

  • Companies and Organizations CCA has Affiliations with:

• Aurora Chamber of Commerce
• Aurora Economic Development Council
• Aurora Police and Fire Departments
• Aurora Public Schools, Denver Public Schools & Cherry Creek School District
• Buckley Air Force Base
• City of Aurora
• Lowry Redevelopment Authority
• Medical Center of Aurora
• Metropolitan State University of Denver
• Regis University
• Piton Foundation
• University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, School of Medicine
• University of Colorado College of Nursing
• University of Colorado Denver
• University of Colorado Denver Chancellor’s Office, Community-Campus Partnership (C-CP)
• University of Denver
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• Established in 1985, the Community College of Aurora Foundation is governed by a voluntary board of directors. The Foundation’s stated mission is to “build financial and public support for the Community College of Aurora” and its stated goals are to provide financial support to the college and its students through effective fundraising; build public and business awareness of the college and the benefits it provides the community; provide community input and counsel to the college; and effectively discharge its responsibilities of property holder and administrator.

  • Governance

• The Community College of Aurora operates under the jurisdiction of the Colorado Community College and Occupational Education System.
The college is one of 28 public institutions of higher education in Colorado. There are thirteen four-year public institutions and fifteen two-year public institutions governed by the Colorado Department of Higher Education.

• The Colorado Commission on Higher Education (CCHE) provides access to high-quality, affordable education for all Colorado residents that is student-centered, quality driven and performance-based. CCHE’s primary "customers" are Colorado students and citizens. CCHE is committed to providing the best quality education at the best price with the best possible service for its customers.

• The Colorado Department of Education (CDE) is the administrative arm of the Colorado State Board of Education. CDE serves Colorado's 178 local school districts, providing them with leadership, consultation and administrative services on a statewide and regional basis.

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