Arapahoe Community College

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2022 Undergraduate Tuition
$3,680
2022 Average Net Price
$9,691
After Financial Aid
2022 Enrolled Students
12,636
18% Full-Time
2022 Graduation Rate
26.7%
108 Graduates

About

Arapahoe Community College is a higher education institution located in Arapahoe County, CO. In 2022, the most popular Associates Degree concentrations at Arapahoe Community College were Liberal Arts & Sciences (240 degrees awarded), Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (86 degrees), and General Computer & Information Sciences (74 degrees).

In 2022, 1,505 degrees were awarded across all undergraduate and graduate programs at Arapahoe Community College. 61.6% of these degrees were awarded to women, and 38.4% awarded men. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients was white (931 degrees), 3.61 times more than then the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (258 degrees).

The median undergraduate tuition at Arapahoe Community College is $3,680, which is $−4,432 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

Costs

In 2022, the median undergraduate tuition at Arapahoe Community College is $3,680, which is $−4,432 less than the national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

After taking grants and loans into account, the average net price for students is $9,691.

In 2022, 16% of undergraduate students attending Arapahoe Community College received financial aid through grants. Comparatively, 11% of undergraduate students received financial aid through loans.

Tuition Costs

$3,680
2022 Undergraduate Tuition

In 2022, the cost of tuition at Arapahoe Community College was $3,680. The cost of tuition at Arapahoe Community College is $−4,432 less than than the overall (public and private) national average for Associates Colleges ($8,112).

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Average Net Price

$9,691
2022 Value
14.1%
1 Year Growth

In 2022 Arapahoe Community College had an average net price — the price paid after factoring in grants and loans — of $9,691. Between 2021 and 2022, the average net price of Arapahoe Community College grew by 14.1%.

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Other Student Expenses

$12,702
Room and Board
$2,200
Books and Supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Arapahoe Community College was of $12,702 in 2022. The cost of room and board did not change between 2021 and 2022.

During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $2,200. The cost of books and supplies did not change during the same period.

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Financial Aid by Income Level

16%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Grants
11%
Undergraduates Receiving Financial Aid through Loans

16% of undergraduate students at Arapahoe Community College received financial aid through grants or loans in 2022. This represents a growth of 6.67% with respect to 2021, when 15% of undergraduate students received financial aid.

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Enrollment

Arapahoe Community College had a total enrollment of 12,636 students in 2022. The full-time enrollment at Arapahoe Community College is 2,278 students and the part-time enrollment is 10,358. This means that 18% of students enrolled at Arapahoe Community College are enrolled full-time.

The enrolled student population at Arapahoe Community College, both undergraduate and graduate, is 64.5% White, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.79% Asian, 4.72% Two or More Races, 2.8% Black or African American, 0.499% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders.

Students enrolled at Arapahoe Community College in full-time Undergraduate programs are most commonly White Female (34.3%), followed by White Male (28.6%) and Hispanic or Latino Female (11.9%).

Full-Time vs Part-Time Enrollment

18%
Full-Time Enrollment

The total enrollment at Arapahoe Community College in 2022, both undergraduate and graduate, is 12,636 students. The full-time enrollment at Arapahoe Community College is 2,278 and the part-time enrollment is 10,358. This means that 18% of students enrolled at Arapahoe Community College are enrolled full-time compared with 32.2% at similar Associates Colleges.

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Retention Rate over Time

52%
2021 Retention Rate

Retention rate measures the number of first-time students who began their studies the previous fall and returned to school the following fall. The retention rate for full-time undergraduates at Arapahoe Community College was 52%. Compared with the full-time retention rate at similar Associates Colleges (62%), Arapahoe Community College had a retention rate lower than its peers.

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Enrollment by Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    8,147 enrolled students
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    1,926 enrolled students
  3. Asian
    605 enrolled students

The enrolled student population at Arapahoe Community College is 64.5% White, 15.2% Hispanic or Latino, 4.79% Asian, 4.72% Two or More Races, 2.8% Black or African American, 0.499% American Indian or Alaska Native, and 0.19% Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders. This includes both full-time and part-time students as well as graduate and undergraduates. By comparison, enrollment for all Associates Colleges is 42.9% White, 27.9% Hispanic or Latino, and 12.5% Black or African American.

Any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis is categorized as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the share of those students are shown in the chart below. Additionally, 734 students (5.81%) did not report their race.

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Graduates

In 2022, 349 more women than men received degrees from Arapahoe Community College. The most common race/ethnicity group of degree recipients at Arapahoe Community College is white (931 degrees awarded). There were 3.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (258 degrees).

The most common Associates Degree concentration at Arapahoe Community College is Liberal Arts & Sciences (240 degrees awarded), followed by Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (86 degrees) and General Computer & Information Sciences (74 degrees).

In 2022,  the most specialized majors across all degree types at Arapahoe Community College, meaning they have significantly more degrees awarded in that concentration than the national average across all institutions, are Human Sciences (42 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (396 degrees), and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (185 degrees).

Common Jobs by Major

Most Common Job

The most common jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arapahoe Community College are Software developers (542,603 people), Other managers (172,644 people), Police officers (138,994 people), Elementary & middle school teachers (128,364 people), and Computer occupations, all other (121,471 people).

The most specialized majors at Arapahoe Community College in 2022 are Human Sciences (42 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (396 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (185 degrees), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), and Protective Services (76 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Highest Paying Jobs by Major

Highest Paying Job

The highest paying jobs for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arapahoe Community College are Surgeons, Physicians, Skincare specialists, Photographic process workers & processing machine operators, and Broadcast announcers and radio disc jockeys

The most specialized majors at Arapahoe Community College are Human Sciences (42 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (396 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (185 degrees), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), and Protective Services (76 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Common Industries by Major

Most Common Industry

The most common industries for people who hold a degree in one of the 5 most specialized majors at Arapahoe Community College are Computer Systems Design (586,713 people), Justice, public order, & safety activities (340,127 people), Elementary & secondary schools (296,515 people), Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges (152,780 people), and General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals (124,519 people).

The most specialized majors at Arapahoe Community College are Human Sciences (42 degrees awarded), Liberal Arts & Humanities (396 degrees), Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services (185 degrees), Communication Technologies (9 degrees), and Protective Services (76 degrees) (as of 2022).

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Majors Awarded

IPEDS uses the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) standard, so the categories may not match the exact concentrations offered by Arapahoe Community College.

In 2022, the most common associates degree concentration at Arapahoe Community College was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 240 degrees awarded.

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Sex Breakdown for Common Majors

578
Degrees Awarded to Men
in 2022
927
Degrees Awarded to Women
in 2022

In 2022, 578 degrees were awarded to men at Arapahoe Community College, which is 0.624 times less than the number of degrees awarded to females (927).

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Most Common Male Majors

In 2022, 144 degrees were awarded to men at Arapahoe Community College in General Computer & Information Sciences, which is 3.51 times more than the 41 female recipients with that same degree.

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Most Common Female Majors

In 2022, 155 degrees were awarded to men at Arapahoe Community College in Liberal Arts & Sciences, which is 1.82 times more than the 85 male recipients with that same degree.

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Graduation Rate by Race and Sex

Showing demographic groups with ≥ 5 graduating students.
American Indian or Alaska Native Male
Highest Graduation Rate (100%)

The student demographic with the highest graduation rate in 2022 at Arapahoe Community College is Male and American Indian or Alaska Native (100% graduation rate). Across all Associates Colleges, Asian Female students have the highest graduation rate (73.2%).

The department of education defines graduation rate as the percentage of full-time, first-time students who received a degree or award within 150% of "normal time" to completion.

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) categorizes any student who is studying in the United States on a temporary basis as a "Non-Resident Alien", and the graduation rate of those students is shown in the chart below. Additionally, 3.7% of graduates (4 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Share

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity (2022)
  1. White
    931 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    258 degrees awarded
  3. Asian
    55 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity at Arapahoe Community College is white (931 degrees awarded). There were 3.61 times more white recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, hispanic or latino (258 degrees).

8.31% of degree recipients (125 students) did not report their race.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Sex Demographic (2022)
  1. White Female
    568 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    363 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    176 degrees awarded

The most common race/ethnicity and sex grouping at Arapahoe Community College is white female (568 degrees awarded). There were 1.56 times more white female recipients than the next closest race/ethnicity group, white male (363 degrees).

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Operations

Arapahoe Community College employs 114 Professors. Most academics at Arapahoe Community College are Female Professor (68), and Male Professor (46).

The most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arapahoe Community College are: Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services, with 63 employees, Management, with 59 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 35 employees.

Salary Expenditure

$33M
2022 Salaries
20.4%
growth from 2021

In 2022, Arapahoe Community College paid a median of $33M in salaries, a 20.4% growth from the previous year.

The median for similar Associates Colleges is 16.8M (40.1% of overall expenditures).

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Instructional Salaries

$8.49M
Instructional Salaries
114
Number of Employees

In 2022, Arapahoe Community College paid a total of $8.49M to 114 employees working as instructors, which represents 25.7% of all salaries paid.

This is compared to a median of $5.35M (31.8%) for similar Associates Colleges.

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Occupations by Share

Professor
Most Common Instructor
114 Employees
Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services
Most Common Non-Instructional Employee
63 Employees

In 2022, the most common positions for instructional staff at Arapahoe Community College was Professor with 114 employees.

In 2022, the most common positions for non-instructional staff at Arapahoe Community College were Librarians, Curators, Archivists, and Academic Affairs and Other Education Services with 63 employees, Management with 59 employees, and Business and Financial Operations with 35 employees.

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Instructors by Academic Rank and Sex

Most Common Demographic (2022)
  1. Female Professor
  2. Male Professor

In 2022, the most common demographic for instructional staff at Arapahoe Community College was Female Professor with 68 employees, and Male Professor with 46 employees.

This chart shows the sex split between each academic rank present at Arapahoe Community College.

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