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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?

2021 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 6 badges in the 2021 rankings.

Overall Quality

Arapahoe Community College was not ranked in College Factual's Best Overall Colleges report this year. This may be because not enough data was available.

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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.

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Arapahoe Community College Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio is often used as a measure to gauge how much access students will have to their professors - the lower the number, the better. At Arapahoe Community College, this rate is 23 to 1, which is high when compared to the national average of 15 to 1.

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 21%. This is lower than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  21 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Arapahoe Community College

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Arapahoe Community College this rate is 58%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  58 out of 100

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Good Overall Diversity at Arapahoe Community College

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 11,544 undergraduates at Arapahoe Community College with 1,887 being full-time and 9,657 being part-time.

Arapahoe Community College Diversity Score

When calculating the overall diversity score for a school, College Factual does not just look at the percentage of women and racial-ethnic minorities*. Instead, it looks to see how good of a mixture a school has with regard to gender, ethnicity, age, and location of origin.

The overall diversity score for Arapahoe Community College is 69.54 out of 100, meaning that is is more diverse than most schools in the country.

Overall Diversity Score  69.54 out of 100
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How Much Does Arapahoe Community College Cost?

The overall average net price of Arapahoe Community College is $9,527. 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 +
$6,830 $7,370 $10,931 $12,657 $13,789

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. 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 8.5%. Although this is lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, you'll still want to keep this in mind when taking out student loans.

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How Much Money Do Arapahoe Community College Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Arapahoe Community College with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $38,100 in their early years. 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.


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Location of Arapahoe Community College

Arapahoe Community College is a public institution situated in Littleton, Colorado. The suburban atmosphere of Littleton makes it a great place for students who want the amenities of city life without actually living in the middle of a constant hustle and bustle.

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Location of Arapahoe Community College

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 courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2017-2018, 4,274 students took at least one online class at Arapahoe Community College. This is a decrease from the 6,901 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 4,274 3,102
2016-2017 6,901 4,453
2015-2016 3,917 2,655
2014-2015 3,766 2,491
2013-2014 4,336 2,955

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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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