4 Benefits of Earning an Associate Degree from the Community College of Aurora

CCA graduates at Commencement

Going to college is a big commitment. You may ask yourself, “Is a college degree worth it? Can I afford it? Do I have the time to go to classes and be away from my family?” Those are all valid questions. It requires time – time away from your family and job, time to study, and time to go to classes. It can also cost a significant amount of money. You have to pay for tuition (which can be extremely expensive depending on the college or university), class fees, books, and parking.

But don’t let those fears and worries deter you from pursuing a college education. A college education is a lifelong investment and one that will lead you to a successful and lucrative future.

Earning an associate degree can lead to:

  • a career that you are passionate about,
  • more career opportunities, and
  • a higher salary.

College graduates earn, on average, 19% more than those with just a high school diploma, and three-quarters of all the jobs in Colorado require education beyond high school.

Imagine earning 19% more (plus the potential of pay increases and bonuses) over the next 10 to 20 years. That is money you can invest in your family, a down payment on a home, or whatever your heart desires.





If better pay and more career opportunities sound good to you, then the Community College of Aurora is your answer.

1. Affordable Tuition

Now, I know what you are thinking: “All colleges say they have affordable tuition.” CCA does! For 12 credits at CCA, you will pay about $1,950. If you go to the University of Colorado Denver, you will pay double that. CCA also has over $500,000 in scholarships. You only need to fill out one application to be considered for all CCA Foundation scholarships. 

2. Flexible Class Schedules

CCA offers in-person, remote, hybrid, and hyflex classes to fit your schedule and learning preference. You can pick and choose what works best for you and your schedule. Flexibility is critical because life does happen and CCA understands that. You can read more about class options here.

3. Student and Career Support Services

Maybe you’re new to college and not too sure where to begin your college journey. Don’t worry! CCA has tons of student and career support services to help you at the beginning, middle, and end of your college journey. Our goal is to see you cross that graduation stage and start your career.

4. Path to a Bachelor’s Degree

CCA has paths to help you earn a bachelor’s degree without the expensive price tag. CCA’s Bridge to Bachelor’s Degree program offers guaranteed pre-admission to Metropolitan State University of Denver, the University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University, and many other Colorado four-year colleges and universities! View the complete list of schools here.

If all that sounds good to you, then consider CCA for your associate degree. CCA will start you on the path to an associate degree and your future career. Apply to CCA today. The application is free!



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