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Arapahoe Community College Data & Information Overview

Find out more about how Arapahoe Community College ranks, how diverse it is, what majors it offers, and other essential facts below. If you're interested in learning more about a particular stat, just click on its tile to go to a new page that covers the topic more in-depth. Also, you can jump to any section of this page by clicking one of the links below.

How Well Is Arapahoe Community College Ranked?

2022 Rankings

College Factual recognizes the best colleges and universities in its annual rankings. These rankings include categories for best overall colleges, best colleges for each major, best value schools, and much more.

Arapahoe Community College was awarded 46 badges in the 2022 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is design and applied arts.

Overall Quality

Arapahoe Community College landed the #1,421 spot in College Factual's 2022 ranking of best overall colleges in the United States. The higher ed experts analyzed 2,576 colleges and universities across the nation to determine this ranking.

Arapahoe Community College is also ranked #20 out of 39 schools in Colorado.

See all of the rankings for Arapahoe Community College.

Is It Hard to Get Into Arapahoe Community College?

Acceptance Rate

Since Arapahoe Community College has an open admissions policy, being accepted to the school isn't that hard. However, a full basic things - such as a high school diploma or equivalent - may be required. Also, go over your application to make sure it is complete before you submit it.

Learn more about Arapahoe Community College admissions.

Arapahoe Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

At Arapahoe Community College, the student to faculty ratio is 23 to 1. Compared to the national average of 15 to 1, this is somewhat high. This could mean that class sizes may be larger than they are at other colleges or universities or that professors may be required to teach more classes.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

In addition to the student to faculty ratio, some people look at what percentage of faculty members are full-time as a sign of how much time professors will be able to spend with their students. This is because part-time teachers may not be be on campus as much as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Arapahoe Community College is 19%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  19 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arapahoe Community College

Find out more about the retention and graduation rates at Arapahoe Community College.

Arapahoe Community College Undergraduate Student Diversity

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 12,759 undergraduates at Arapahoe Community College with 2,110 being full-time and 10,649 being part-time.

How Much Does Arapahoe Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Arapahoe Community College is $10,119. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Arapahoe Community College

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$6,366 $7,244 $10,078 $14,272 $14,540

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Arapahoe Community College, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

Almost 66% of college students who graduated with the class of 2018 took out student loans, but that percentage varies from school to school. At Arapahoe Community College, approximately 27% of students took out student loans averaging $4,978 a year. That adds up to $19,912 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Arapahoe Community College is 11.1%. This is higher than the national default rate of 10.1% so you should proceed with caution when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Arapahoe Community College Graduates Make?

The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Arapahoe Community College make about $38,100 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. This is right on par with the average college graduate's salary of $39,802 per year. Also, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Arapahoe Community College make the most money.

Location of Arapahoe Community College

Arapahoe Community College is a public institution situated in Littleton, Colorado. Littleton is a good match for students who enjoy the safety and convenience of the suburbs.

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Contact details for Arapahoe Community College are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, CO 80160-9002
Phone: 303-797-4222

Arapahoe Community College Majors

Learn more about the majors offered at Arapahoe Community College along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Arapahoe Community College

Online learning options are becoming more and more popular at American colleges and universities. Online classes are great for students who have busy schedules or for those who just want to study on their own time.

In 2018-2019, 4,436 students took at least one online class at Arapahoe Community College. This is an increase from the 4,274 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2018-2019 4,436 3,263
2017-2018 4,274 3,102
2016-2017 6,901 4,453
2015-2016 3,917 2,655
2013-2014 4,336 2,955

Learn more about online learning at Arapahoe Community College.

Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


More about our data sources and methodologies.

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